Robert J. Grigg (Australia, 1974) currently is Educational Manager and MT member of Academy for Games and Media. Before that he worked as a Programme Coordinator for 6 years. He has been an active (PhD) researcher, particularly in the field of online gaming, and frequently speaks at conferences. In 2008 he started at BUas as a senior lecturer.
‘Robbie’ has a very rich and versatile working background at BUas and before BUas. He worked in different roles of software engineer, designer, project manager at different companies, as well as director of the Australian games company Eyecon. He co-founded Eyecon which developed game engine technology, published game titles, and developed middleware for the online gaming industry and projects for live TV programmes with Channel 9 Australia. As a (senior) lecturer at the University of Portsmouth and at Griffith University, Robert lectured in games design, programming, and entrepreneurial and business aspects to the games industry. In his current and past roles he was and is always keen on strengthening liaisons with the industry to better bridge the gap between education, research and business.
Robert is completing his PhD in Computer Science at Griffith University. He performed post graduate education in Learning and Teaching Higher Education and in Higher Education Administration (University of Portsmouth). In his earlier higher education years he obtained his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science (with honours) at Griffith University.
Robbie Grigg about his new job: “I am very happy to have been given the opportunity to continue the great work of Bruce Hancock, and to be able to take BUas forward keeping both the distinctive features of each of our Games and Media programmes, and to work closely with everyone in making this academy shine on the world stage.“
Jorrit Snijder, President of the BUas Executive Board: “We are very happy to welcome Robbie Grigg as our new Director of Academy for Games and Media. His strategic view and knowledge about media and games will bring the academy into a new stage, with an important role for artificial intelligence and data science. On behalf of BUas I want to thank Bruce Hancock for his great commitment to forging media and games into a successful BUas academy on which Robbie Grigg and the academy team can build further.”
BUas Executive Board