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Simon Schofield

Simon Schofield

Senior Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Dr Schofield teaches technical and creative aspects of game design, serious games and the creative and experimental use of new software. His work builds bridges between computing, humanities and art and design. He is a member of the steering group for The Centre for Contemporary Play and The Interactive Technology and Games Conference.

Career overview

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD or MSc by research exist in all the areas identified above. Other areas of research may include:

  • the relationship between technology and creativity
  • developing new software to expand the area of human creative expression
  • audience consumption.

Further information may be obtained from the University Graduate School.

Research areas

Interactive Systems and Serious Games.
Applied Imaging and Displays.

Dr Schofield is active in the production of bespoke, high resolution artworks suitable for architectural contexts. He has a thriving art practice, with work shown internationally. His work is represented by the Mark Jason Gallery London, and he has recently shown large scale artworks at the Millennium Museum Sheffield and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He is a Champion of Academic Enterprise, investigating a new academic provision for the Centre for Contemporary Play. His areas of research include:

  • Relationship between Technology and Creativity
  • Generative Systems for Artistic Expression
  • Computer Games
  • Print Technology
  • Serious Games.

External activity

  • External Examiner for Central St Martins Masters in Communication Design.