My Job

Currently a senior lecturer at the University of Bolton, where my research interest revolves around “Digital Actors”. That is, NPC's in games and taking them further so that they are more expressive and hopefully more immersive. In that context, my research spans across a number of fields: Art, Psychology, Computer Science and even Philosophy.

Currently In Development

Currently, I'm working on some demo's for my parts of the Ai Summit at GDC 2009. Here I'm hoping to show that emotional modelling and subsequent expression can add depth and immersion to AI characters in games.

Previous experience

Previously I worked at Team17 software as a game programmer. Hopefully my research is at the level where I can span both worlds. Eventually I hope to take some of my research and development efforts forward as a commercial venture.