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Dr David White

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer
  • Department: School of Computing and Digital Tech

Background

After leaving University, David worked in the games industry, notably working on the now cult XBOX / PC title Call of Cthulhu, Dark Corners of the Earth. In 2009 David completed a PhD in Artificial Life and Simulation at the University of Birmingham. During his PhD David also undertook a contract to develop marine biology simulations for the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth.

In 2009 he was employed as Team Lead for 3D Technologies at Astraware - a mobile games company.

In 2012, David founded a company, Secret Attic Software, specialising in developing apps on iOS and Android. Over the five years Secret Attic Software bid for and won several contracts with several large organisations including the NHS, the Ministry of Defence, Keele University and Coventry University.

David joined Staffordshire University in late 2017, is the Research Lead and Course Leader for PhDs in the department of Games and Visual Effects.

Publications

Bedson J., Cooke K., White D., Wathall S., Dent S., Chen Y., van der Windt D. Validity, acceptability, and clinical usefulness of a smartphone tablet application for monitoring pain in patients with musculoskeletal conditions. (2018)
Stone, R., White, D., Guest, R. et al. The Virtual Scylla: an exploration of “serious games”, artificial life and simulation complexity. In: Virtual Reality (2009)
White D. (2008) Developing Artificial Life Simulations of Marine Biology and Exploring Measures of Complexity. In: Computer Modeling and Simulation, 2008. EMS 2008

White D. (2007) Variance in Water Temperature as a Factor in the Modelling of Starfish and Mussel Population Density and Diversity. In: Advances in Artificial Life. ECAL 2007