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Personal profile

Mona is a Lecturer in Immersive Experience Design at Abertay University. She completed her Applied Research Collaborative Studentship PhD: "Playing with Performance/Performing Play. Creating hybrid experiences at the fringes of video games and performance" at Abertay in 2019. Her Research Project was a collaboration between Abertay University, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The National Theatre of Scotland, funded by RLINCS and The Scottish Funding Council through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities.

She has published in Games and Culture (SAGE), Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (Intellect), The Scottish Journal of Performance and presented work at numerous national and international conferences and events: DiGRA, CHI, ELO, ResFest, BBC Click Live, Future Play at the Edinburgh Fringe, Games Are For Everyone, Arcadia.

She has co-edited The Art of Care, a special issue of the Scottish Journal of Performance. 

Her research is practice-based and focuses on the convergence of contemporary performance practices and video games, particularly designing hybrid forms of storytelling, performative games, mixed-reality and immersive experiences and games for public spaces and heritage sites. Mona is currently working on a series of projects that investigate the potential of games for capturing, preserving and sharing lived experience. 

For more information about the past projects Inchcolm Project and Generation ZX(X) please consult the documentation on the doctoral companion website: https://www.performingplay.co.uk/

Teaching

Mona teaches and supervises work across a variety of modules and programmes (2020-21):

DES101 - Developing Game Concepts

DES311 - Game Design Practice

DES310 - Professional Project

ART308 - Critical Studies

ART405 - Honours Project Proposal and Development

 

She has also previously contributed to 

MPP001 - Game Development Preparation Module

DES305 - Critical and Contextual Studies

Research interests

Mona's research is practice-based and focuses on the convergence of contemporary performance practices and video games, particularly designing hybrid forms of storytelling, performative games, mixed-reality and immersive experiences and games for public spaces and heritage sites.

Applied Research Collaborative Studentship (ARCS) Connecting Performance & Play. Establishing Interdisciplinary Design Methods for the Development of Games & Performance. Abertay University, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland. Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities, the Scottish Funding Council, R-LINCS.

 

In 2017 she recieved an IGDA Foundation Women in Games Ambassador Studentship. 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Games and Performance, PhD, Abertay University

1 Sep 20154 Jul 2019

Award Date: 4 Jul 2019

Playwriting and Dramaturgy, MLitt, University of Glasgow

1 Sep 20123 Dec 2013

Award Date: 3 Dec 2013

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