I am the Director of User Research at the Execution Labs (Montreal) and an Assistant Professor at UOIT. I am also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (UK) where I got my Ph.D. from.
My research is currently funded by NSERC and GRAND NCE and focuses on developing mixed-methods for a better understanding of user experience in engaging entertainment systems. In particular, I am interested in using psychophysiological measurements in combination with other human-computer interaction methods to evaluate the user experience of underdevelopment titles.
Before moving to Canada, I worked in the UK at Vertical Slice and Player Research Ltd. I have been involved with the Games User Research community since 2009, where I have published more than 40 articles, co-organized workshops and courses, and I am currently co-editing a book on games user research. I have contributed to more than 22 published commercial games, including awards winning titles such as Pewdiepie Legend of the Brofist, Crysis 2, and Weirdwood Manor among many others.
I am also a PADI Rescue Scuba Diver.
- Assistant Professor – Faculty of Business and IT – University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Canada
- User Research Director – Execution Labs (Montreal) – Canada
- Visiting Research Fellow – Department of Informatics – University of Sussex – UK
- CNI member – GRAND Research Network – Canada
- Ph.D. Informatics (University of Sussex, 2013)
- M.Sc. Information Technology (University of Sussex, 2008)
- B.Eng. Computer Hardware
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching for Higher Education (University of Sussex, 2014)