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The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Climate KIC Pioneer Placement in Poland for Dr Joanna Wright

Dr Joanna Wright is heading to Poland in August to work at the Centre for Systems Solutions in Wrocław.

The Centre designs serious games; these are games which work both as games and which also educate people about different issues. They have designed online games, board games and role playing games for businesses, schools and environmental management professionals.

Jo will be working on games about water resources and energy, using her experience as an environmental consultant, and a sustainability advocate and academic.

Gamification is a big current research topic, and elements of gamification are used in many areas including public policy and education. Jo hopes to also learn about their game design process and bring back useful tools for my university teaching, as well as develop research contacts for the future.

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