Matthew Holland


Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computer games

Courses taught:

Matthew is a Lecturer in game design and development, with a game industry background and interests in game development, player experience and generative creativity.

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Matthew has held game design roles on a variety of projects and at all seniority levels, including design team leader and monetisation manager for a major massively multiplayer online game.

He has also been a solo independent developer, taught mathematics in secondary schools and been a Software Developer and IT Manager in telecoms.

Research interests

  • Procedural narrative and game content generation
  • Player experience
  • Pedagogy and professional practice for game design and development
  • Impact on society of games and related technologies


Matthew currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Immersive Game Design
  • Game Technologies
  • Final Project for Games
  • Technical Development for Games
  • Games Concepts and Analysis


  • MSci Mathematics with Philosophy of Mathematics, King’s College London
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire