Abertay is a modern University based in Dundee, Scotland, the original hub of the UK’s digital games industry. We are a recognised centre of expertise in digital and interactive media and their applications across entertainment and all kinds of societal challenges. The School of Arts, Media and Computer Games is a recognised world leader in computer games education. Who says so? The Princeton Review amongst other international recognition.


Gregor, Jim and Andrea

The School is headed up by Professor Gregor White and the team working on Create Converge includes Professor Jim Bown, Dr. Andrea Szymkowiak, Lynn Parker and Paul Robertson. Jim is Professor of Systems Biology. Andrea, whose background is Psychology and Industrial Engineering, lectures in Human Computer Interaction. Lynn teaches animation and interactive art. Paul teaches 3D modeling and game engines.


Lynn (left/centre) and Paul (right/centre)

We have substantial experience in virtual environment design and usability evaluation through our HIVE VR lab used for commercial and research work.

With a great network already, we continue to establish strong, sustainable links with partners in the business community, in the UK and internationally to promote innovation, knowledge transfer and economic development. We have long-standing collaborations with national and international industry partners within the digital media industry including Sony Entertainment and Disney.

Collaboration is in our DNA so get in touch with Andrea by emailing a.szymkowiak@abertay.ac.uk

You can also connect by calling Julie (at TayScreen) on +44 (0)1382 432483 or +44 (0)7951 380403.

To explore more about Abertay please visit our website.