Fiona French

Senior lecturer and course organiser for Computer Games Programming BSc (Hons).

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Fiona French

Fiona French is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Media, and the course organiser for Computer Games Programming BSc.  She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She has a PGCTLHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education), an MSc Internet Technology from University of Greenwich, an MA Media Technology from University of Newcastle, and an MA Arts and Social Sciences from University of Aberdeen.  She is currently undertaking a PhD in Animal Computer Interaction at The Open University.

Online credentials

Fiona is undertaking a PhD at the Animal Computer Interaction Lab at The Open University, designing high tech systems for animals to provide sensory and cognitive enrichment.  Her focus is on acoustic toys for elephants – you can read more about it in her blog.

Fiona’s other research interests include location-based games, digital narrative and interactive fiction, physical computing and toy design.

Fiona is the course organiser for Computer Games Programming BSc, and teaches several modules in the School of Computing and Digital Media, including Game Design, Toy Design, Artificial Intelligence and Portfolio Development (for programmers).  

Public events

2015: Designing interactive toys for elephants. Part of the Infinity Lecture series at London  Metropolitan University

2009: The Big Woolwich Txt Game (Stream Arts London 2012 commission)

2009: Why do girls avoid us? Presentation for British Computer Society.

2007: Dr Zoogle’s Bestiary mobile treasure hunt (part of London Games Festival Fringe)

2006: Mobile Learning Adventure (Emerald funded)

Selection of recent papers

Room: T10-03 Tower Building

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 4578