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


  • 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


UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021