Alan O'Dea

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer Games Business and Production

About Me

Alan has worked in the game industry for over 15 and gathered a wealth of industry experience from a diverse range of technology and creative sectors. Alan has a specialisation in start-ups, game studio management, game development, game publishing, fundraising and commercialising game projects.



  • BSc (Hons) Interactive Systems and Video Games
  • Masters Business Administration 



Game Design, Games Development, Graphics Design, Fund Raising, Game Publishing, Project Management, Games Production, Studio Management, Start-ups.

Enterprise and Commercial Activities

Alan is involved in a number of commercial activities at the university and acts as the hub coordinator for the Tranzfuser UK Games Graduate talent development programme.

Research Interests

  • Game Publishing, Game Business, Game Design, Game Production

Current Teaching

  • Advanced Games Design and Production
  • Games Funding, Publishing and Community Engagement.
  • Production Skills for Games Design
  • Computer Games Marketing 



Alan O'Dea
Staffordshire University
L310, Flaxman Building
College Road
t: +44 (0)1782 295865