Davin Ward

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

I am the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming and have a background in games development via my experience operating my own indie games company. Within the wide umbrella of games development, I would say creating and programming game mechanics and researching game accessibility are my favourite.

In the past I have showcased games around the UK at national events such as Insomnia, EGX, RTX, etc. Worked on contracts

In addition to programming games I also love to play them and have done since a young age. I play games across all genres whether that is to experience the deep and emotional narrative of games like The Last of Us and Final Fantasy, the over the top action of Kingdom Hearts and Devil May Cry, or the high score chasing of Tony Hawk and Resogun.

In addition to my teaching role, I am the Graduate Opportunities Lead for Games. For this role I organise events employability events such as talks and Interviews from members of the games industry.

Professional memberships and activities

HEA Fellow Member (FHEA)

Academic qualifications

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education, Staffordshire University

BSc (Hons) Computer Games Design and Programming, Staffordshire University


Computer Games Programming,

Game Engines,




COSE60654 Games Technology Research Project (Module Leader)

GAME60248 A.I Scripting for Games (Module Leader)

COSE50631 Technical Games Production (Module Leader)

COSE50647 Concurrent Network Applications (Module Leader)

COSE50662 Games Development (Module Leader)

COSE50584 Task-Based Software Engineering

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