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About Chris Headleand

I am a Senior Lecturer in the school of Computer Science, and the Programme Leader for the Games Computing degree programme. I am also attached to the IntLab/HCI research group and my research interests include Virtual Reality, Artificial Inteligence, and Ethics, specifically related to gaming applications. Since graduating in 2009, I have managed two successful enterprises. Through these companies I have been involved in a large number of industrial projects working with a range of local businesses and large International PLC’s. I have significant experience of commercial virtual reality development, and have negotiated various international contracts and agreements within the computing sector. I hold a PhD in Computer Science from Bangor University.

Department Responsibilities

I currently teach on the following modules: Games Design 2, Procedural Content Generation, Professional Practice. I am also the Senior Tutor, Digital Lead, and Student Engagement Lead for the School of Computer Science. I have also been providing support for anyone in the College of Science who is currently going through their HEA applications process.

Subject Specialism

Games Computing


  • PhD in Comptuer Science — Bangor University, 2016
  • PGCE in Higher Education — Bangor University, 2015
  • MSc in Computer Systems — Bangor University, 2013


  • Senior Fellow — Higher Education Academy,

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Research Interests

  • Computer Education

  • Computer Games

  • Ethics

  • Virtual Reality

  • Virtual Worlds

  • artificial intelligence

Research Groups Memberships

  • IntLab/HCI

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Higher Education Academy — Senior Fellow (SFHEA)


I currently sit on the board of governors for the Lincoln University Technical College.