Chris Pile

Associate Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I studied my undergrad here at Staffs and then jumped straight into doing my PhD after becoming an associate lecturer. I teach second and third year modules focusing on vehicle and weapon 3D specialisms. I also teach on the university's junior/senior collaborative modules, providing support and guidance as the students build games from the ground up. I also work as a freelance vehicle artist for 3D Dojo Studios, an indie studio developing its first title. My role is creating all of the vehicles for their upcoming game 'Da Paper Boy'.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design, Staffordshire University


  • 3D Modelling
  • Vehicle Modelling
  • Weapon and Hard Surface Modelling
  • Unreal Engine PBR Texturing
  • Hard Surface Rigging and Animation

Research interests

Vehicle Art and Design Immersion to Video Games Emotional Connection to Video Games

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021