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About Patrick Dickinson

After completing my MSc in 1995, I worked as a programmer in the computer games industry until 2002. I was employed at Rebellion Developments in Oxford, and then at Awesome Developments Ltd, and has worked on the following published game titles: Aliens Vs Predator (PC, 2000), Jimmy White’s 2: Cueball (1999, PC, Playstation), Jimmy White’s Cueball World (2002, PC, Dreamcast). I returned to academia in 2004, and studied full time for my PhD in computer vision at the University of Lincoln (supervisor, Prof. Andrew Hunter). After briefly working as an RA at Loughborough University, I returned to Lincoln as a lecturer in 2008. I currently teach on the BSc Games Computing programme at Lincoln, and am actively researching in the areas of computer games, virtual reality, and computer vision.

Department Responsibilities

Industry Liaison and Placements; Co-Founder, Lincoln Games Research Network

Subject Specialism

Games, Computer Vision


  • PhD “Monitoring the Vulnerable using Automated Visual Surveillance”, University of Linco
  • MSc Computation, University of Oxford, 1995
  • BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Southampton , 1990


  • Mushroom Robo-Pict (Co-I), £120000 — Innovate UK,
  • COSMIC P&D: Pest and Disease Emergence Prediction and Control for Sustainable Agriculture (Co-I), £199,000) — STFC,
  • Firearms Threat Detection in XRays (Co-I) - £47 — SBRI,
  • Automated Threat Detection in X-Ray images (Co-I) £189k — SBRI,
  • SWiFT — Innovate UK,
  • Performance and Audience in Movement-based Digital Games — AHRC (AH/L009080/1),
  • Monitoring Nesting Seabirds using Computer Vision, £98,000 — EPSRC (EP/H017143/1),

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Research Interests

  • Computer Games

  • Computer Vision

Research Groups Memberships

  • Lincoln games Research Network
  • intLab

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • HEA — Fellow