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Mr Mario Michaelides

Mr Mario Michaelides
Senior Lecturer (Education) in Games Design

Gaskell Building 152


Mario Michaelides is a Senior Lecturer in Games Design. For over 15 years, Mario has dedicated his career to academia, teaching a range of subjects encompassing Games Design and Development. His teaching achievements have led Mario to be awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In addition to teaching, Mario frequently consults on commercial projects, providing creative input and prototypes, especially in regards to UX (User Experience).

Mario is a lifelong gamer and like his famous namesake, both emerged in 1981 – though Mario was born first! Over the years, Mario has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject to a point where you have to remind him to scale back the geek.


  • Undergraduate Programme Leader for Games Design
  • Games Design (Technology) Route Leader
  • Tranzfuser Hub Coordinator
  • Module Leader for Digital Prototyping, Games Development, Game Engine, Major Project: Game Based Learning