Alison Gazzard is a researcher and lecturer of interactive media. She has a BA(Hons) Software Systems for the Arts and Media, an MA 3D Animation and completed her PhD in video game cultures and design in 2009.
She is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts and Education at the UCL Knowledge Lab, UCL Institute of Education, UK where she is the Programme Leader of the MA Digital Media, Culture and Education and is a member of the DARE collaborative.
Her current research interests include British histories of computer games, software, the role of the platform, archives and digital preservation and how games are used in informal education (in museums, libraries and galleries). She has previously written about video game design, mazes, maps and location-based media.