Research and Related Staff

Dr Lidia Alvarez Morales
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow

Emaillidia.alvarezmorales@york.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325220
Room: TFTV/106
Working on project 'Cathedral Acoustics' with Dr Mariana Lopez.

Dr Florian Block
Research Fellow, Digital Creativity Labs, Weavr
Lecturer

Email: florian.block@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325458 
Room: RCH/222

Enabling the general public to interact with real-world data through the use of novel interactive technology and visualization techniques. Utilizing interactive technology, data visualizations and games for scientific outreach, digital civics and citizen science. 

Dr Sebastian Deterding 
Senior Research Fellow, Digital Creativity Labs
Reader 

Email: sebastian.deterding@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325259 
Room: RCH/222

Motivational and engagement design; persuasive design and games; gameful and playful design; creative AI; games and play in culture.

Dr Jon Swords
Research Fellow XR Stories
Lecturer in Creative Industries

Email: jon.swords@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325292
Room: RCH/107

Economic geography, specifically geographies of the creative industries; immersive technology and media; critical heritage studies; visual methodologies; post-representational cartography.

Dr Nathan Townsend
Research Fellow XR Stories
Lecturer in Creative Industries

Email: nathan.townsend@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 325292 
Room: RCH/107

Film industry scholarship, particularly the relationship between the film industries and cultures of Britain and Hollywood, national and transnational cinemas and the political economy of film and television institutions.

Digital Creativity Labs
Digital Creativity Labs brings together over 100 partners and 30 researchers from multiple disciplines to deliver impact from research in the games and media industries.

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XR Stories
XR Stories is set up to provide research and development funding to push forward the potential of immersive and interactive technologies for digital storytelling.

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Weavr
Weavr is a technology platform that uses live and historic data to create meaningful and personalised mixed-reality experiences for esports fans.

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