Tom Cole

Staff details

Position Associate Lecturer
Department Computing
Email t.cole (@gold.ac.uk)

Tom has been at Goldsmiths as a PhD student since 2014 and is due to complete in March 2020.

He spent 2017 and 2018 at the University for the Creative Arts, where he was the founder and Programme Leader for the new BA in Games Design. He returned to Goldsmiths to complete his PhD in 2019, where he also teaches videogames development on the BSc Games Programming course.

His research is situated at the boundary of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Games Studies and focuses on the broadening and deepening of emotional engagement in videogames.

He also organises AdventureX - the world's only Narrative Games Convention, which has quadrupled in size in the last four years under his watch, sold out for the past three and takes place at the British Library Conference Centre.

Tom was previously at Supermassive Games where he was a designer on the BAFTA award-winning horror game Until Dawn and artist on Killzone Shadow Fall.

Research Interests

His research is situated at the boundary of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Games Studies, and focuses on the broadening and deepening of emotional engagement in videogames.