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Dr Matthew Barr is a lecturer at the University of Glasgow, where he established the university's first game studies course and was the founding editor of the peer reviewed student game studies journal, Press Start. He is currently based in the Centre for Computing Science Education, where he leads the Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Engineering programme and is co-director of the University's Games and Gaming Lab. Matt has also taught on the games development programme at Glasgow Caledonian University, leading modules including Game Content Design and Game Narrative. His research, which has attracted significant media attention, examines how video games may be used to develop skills and competencies such as critical thinking, adaptability, and communication skill. Matt currently serves as Vice Chair of British DiGRA (the Digital Games Research Association) and is a Trustee and Director of the Scottish Game Developers Association. He also sits on the BAFTA Scotland Committee. Matt's Super Mario Kart skills are superior to those of his brother, David.
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