Emma Fallows


Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

Emma Fallows’ career began at The University of Northampton studying BA Games Art in 2014, once completed in 2017, Emma joined Staffordshire University to pursue her MSc in 3D Computer Games Design. This then sparked a passion for research and followed with the start of her PhD journey in 2018.

Her research involves Virtual Reality and Haptic glove technology, combined with a virtual museum display of ceramics featured from The Thornhill collection. This project enables museum visitors the ability to interact with these objects freely and find information visually, to enhance learning about ceramics and increase the engagement time spent with them.

Her research has led to a published paper with MindTrek 2022, representing Staffordshire university at the conference in Finland in November that year.

Through the years of studying her doctorate, she has become a Lecturer in Games Development and displays a passion for art and encouraging creativity in her teaching.

Academic qualifications

  • MSc 3D Computer Games Design (Staffordshire University)
  • BA Games Art (Northampton University)
  • PGCert Higher and Professional Education (Staffordshire University)


  • Games Character Art
  • Games Environment Art
  • Traditional Art
  • Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Haptics
  • Academic Research

Research interests

  • Virtual Reality
  • Haptic Technology
  • Ceramic History
  • Gamification in Museums


  • Games Character Art
  • Games 3D modelling
  • Traditional Art Techniques
  • Games Texturing


Fallows, E., White, D., Brownsword, N. (October, 2022). Design and Development Approach for an Interactive Virtual Museum with Haptic Glove Technology. [Accepted] 

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