Jarrad Gittos


School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

I am an Educator and Designer, hailing from Perth, Western Australia. My professional experience saw me running a company that worked on a wide range of 3D projects from medical and scientific visualisations to architectural visualisations and VFX projects back in Australia. My education career commenced in 2008, and since then I have been lecturing for over 15 years across a wide range of areas including Animation, VFX, Game Design, UI and UX design. I relocated to the UK in 2020 to work at Staffordshire University. During my time here, I’ve completed my Masters focusing on low-cost solutions to Virtual Production technologies, attained my HEA Fellowship, and commenced leading the foundation courses in Games Design and Gameplay Design and Production. 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • MSc in Immersive Technologies (Distinction), Staffordshire University 
  • BA in Multimedia Design, Curtin University Australia


  • Games Design and Development
  • Photogrammetry
  • Electronics and Engineering
  • Technical Game Art
  • Virtual Production

Research interests

  • Games Design and Development
  • Emergent Game Technologies and Interdisciplinary Links
  • Virtual Production
  • Product Design and Development for Games
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