British DiGRA is the UK chapter of the Digital Games Research Association.
Like its umbrella organisation, British DiGRA acts as an international advocate and networking platform aiming to set teaching standards and engage directly with the entertainment software industry. It seeks to promote networking between researchers, industry, policy-makers and educators; interdisciplinary connections; student support and mentoring (e.g. through student prizes, output and conferences); advocacy and visibility; and educational standards.
We also wish to extend the understanding of Game Studies beyond videogaming practices, in line with much current research into gaming. British DiGRA events might also address aspects contingent with digital games such as pervasive gaming, mobile gaming, boardgames, tabletop games, live action roleplaying, card games and street games. British DiGRA events are open to all, and you do not have to be a member in order to attend.
Associate Professor Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Staffordshire University (Chair)
Dr Matthew Barr, University of Glasgow (Vice Chair)
Nia Wearn, Staffordshire University (Secretary)
Dr Mark Eyles, University of Portsmouth (Treasurer)
Dr Umran Ali, University of Salford
Dr Tom Brock, Manchester Metropolitan University
Sean Butler, University of the West of England
Marco Benoît Carbone, University College London
Dr Sonia Fizek, Abertay University
Dr Paolo Ruffino, University of Lincoln
Dr Nick Webber, Birmingham City University
At present, membership of the chapter is granted to members of the umbrella organisation. Please visit the DiGRA site for details of membership fees and how to join.