University of Salford reaffirm its expertise in Esports
Two academics from the university have been appointed members of the British Esports advisory board.
Two academics from the university have been appointed members of the British Esports Advisory Board.
Dr Maria Stukoff and Professor Andy Miah join the board and bring with them a wealth of experience and insight in this expanding sector that has caused much debate into its role in the sports industry. As members of the board they will meet quarterly to discuss area of focus as well as getting involved in activities and speaking at industry events.
Sheila Pankhurst, Dean of the School of Science, Engineering & Environment said: “We are delighted that two of our colleagues have recently been appointed as board members at the British Esports Association. This is great news for our University as it connects the research that we do in this area directly with the industry. We are keen on developing and promoting the innovative use of digital technologies and bringing this into our teaching to help prepare our students for the jobs of the future."
Dr Maria Stukoff is a director at Maker Space at the University of Salford, a digital technology hub set up to foster real-world STEM skills. Professor Andy Miah, Chair in Science and Future Media at the University of Salford, is also the co-chair of the Esports Industry Collaboration programme at the University of Salford Manchester. He has been researching into the relationship between digital technologies and sport with an area of interest being the positioning of Esports at the Olympic Games.
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