School of Computing Science

Staff Profiles

Dr Mike Simpson

Research Associate


Mike is a graduate of Newcastle University, with a BSc in Computing Science and an MSc in Computer Games Engineering. He worked as a Game Programmer at a local studio for two years before returning to the university to start a PhD. His thesis was titled "Real-time Simulation of Rail Vehicle Dynamics" and involved using software and development practices from the game industry to create and evaluate real-time 3D engineering simulations.

He is currently working as a researcher and software developer in the Digital Institute. His research interests include using his skills (and video game technologies) for other applications, such as gamification in healthcare, virtual simulation and data visualisation.