Gavin is a game designer and researcher in digital play. He is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, part of the Creative Exchange hub.
He started working in research three years ago and began to apply his own gaming platform in order to explore how digital technologies can be used to create new play opportunities. This began with the design and evaluation of an Interactive Tabletop to support therapeutic play with children.
Gavin has a background in the computer games industry where he worked for several large studios holding positions as games designer, graphics programmer, physics programmer and technical lead.
He is an active indie games developer releasing games under the name BaaWolf. Gavin finds inspiration from the indie game scene and regularly attends industry and academic Game Jams. Games such as Thatgamecompany’s Flower, and Osmos from Hemisphere Games continue to inspire his interest in game dev.