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Dr Mark Eyles

  • Qualifications: PhD
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer; Section Leader – Animation, Games and Enterprise
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5468
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  • Department: School of Creative Technologies
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I am a Principal Lecturer and Section Leader in the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth and Educational Advisor to TIGA. Before joining the university I was Head of Design at Rebellion and spent over 20 years working as a designer, producer and manager in the games industry (Quicksilva, Sega, Electronic Arts, Microprose, Activision, SCI, Nintendo, Climax etc), variously as freelancer, employee and company director. I also wrote scripts for 2000 AD and Sonic the Comic, made holograms and have worked on board game designs for Hasbro. In 2004 I held the first Women in Games Conference ( I founded the Advanced Games Research Group in 2006 and recently completed my PhD, researching ambient gameplay. More information can be found at my official website

Teaching Responsibilities

My roles

  • Course leader, BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
  • School of Creative Technologies Staff Resources Coordinator (Timetabling)
  • Researcher in Advanced Games Research Group
  • PhD Supervisor
  • Staff representative, CCI Faculty Board
  • Member, School of Creative Technologies Course Board
  • Member, School of Creative Technologies Strategy Group

My units

Level 4
  • ePortfolio
  • Define Games
Level 5
  • Design Games
Level 6
  • Produce Games


Game design, in particular research into ambient gameplay. Currently developing games to explore this further.


Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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