Craig Weightman

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Craig is a graduate in Computer Science and Psychology and has been teaching in both the HE and FE sectors for over twenty years, in computer science, programming, and games development. He has also worked on a range of projects involving online application development.

He has always been particularly interested in how technology can affect and evolve human behaviour.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow  of the Higher Education Academy

Expertise

  • C#
  • C++
  • Gamification

Research interests

Craig’s area of research is Gamification, specifically in understanding how the behavioural influencing and motivational techniques used in games can help allow people to reach their potential in work and life. He is working on developing a new universal framework to assist people and companies, outside of the game sector, to benefit from the awesome potential game influenced design can unleash.

Teaching

  • C++ and C# programming
  • Gamification
  • Software Development and Systems Analysis

Publications

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020