Craig Weightman

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

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


  • 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.


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


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