I am a PhD candidate in the Microsoft Research Centre for Social NUI at The University of Melbourne. My research interests include both Game studies and Human-Computer interaction. Specifically, my PhD research investigates the experience of play of modern European boardgames across traditional media and digital devices. I am interested in what players value as well as in how they use the game during play.

My supervisors are Associate Professor Martin Gibbs and Dr Wally Smith.

See my full list of publications here.

In October 2017, at the Spiel fair in Essen, Germany, I was interviewed about my research on BoardGameGeek TV. Watch the full interview here:

"Pink Goddess" card from Agricola L-deck, showing Melissa