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About Me.

RESEARCH • PSYCHOLOGY • GAMES

Hi, I’m Jane ~ thanks for visiting!

I am a Researcher of Psychology and Games. I’m currently undertaking a PhD at the University of the Sunshine Coast as part of the Engage Research Lab. I’ve previously completed a Bachelor of Behavioural Science, and a Bachelor of Health Science, Psychology Honours.

Previous to my PhD Candidature, I worked as a Psychology Researcher in research groups at The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, and The University of South Australia. I have over 10 years of Research Psychology experience. My work involved contributing to various projects ranging from sleep psychology, health economics and epidemiology, to military, trauma and natural disaster research. Common themes throughout my research are resilience and positive health outcomes. I bring a wealth of experience as a Psychology Researcher, to the emerging field of Serious Games.

My PhD research will strengthen the bridge between Psychology and Game Design. This research examines how to best design games in order to foster positive health outcomes such as cognitive and behaviour change. My research draws on psychology, narratology and game design principles. By combining qualifications in psychology with lifelong passions of stories and play, my research aims to bring together theory and practice across disciplines in order to create a design framework for games for positive change.

Since becoming involved in the Australian Games Industry in 2015, I have spoken at conferences and conventions both nationally and internationally, received awards, and published widely. You can read more about this on my Work page. I have also begun to dabble in making games for learning and fun. Come and check out what I’ve been making on my Play page. Sometimes I write blog posts too. You can read them on my Blog page.

I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF STORIES. I BELIEVE THEY CAN CHANGE OUR MINDS.
AND IF THEY CAN CHANGE OUR MINDS, THEY CAN CHANGE OUR LIVES. FOR THE BETTER.

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Need expertise on the intersection of Psychology and Games? I can provide a wide range of consulting services to suit your particular project or need. Get in touch and let’s see how we can work together!

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About My Work

Hi, I’m Jane ~ thanks for visiting!

I am a Researcher of Psychology and Games, and I’m currently undertaking a PhD at the University of the Sunshine Coast conducting research on the intersection of Psychology and Game Design.

What are you working on? I would love to hear from you!

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