Associate Professor Gareth R Schott

Head of School of Arts

Qualifications: PhD (University of Wales, Cardiff); Diploma in Social Science Research Methods; BSc (Hons) Behavioural Sciences (First Class)

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About Gareth

Assoc. Prof. Gareth Schott is a media psychologist, media scholar and creative practitioner. He is experienced researcher using a wide number of traditional research methods (quantitative and qualitative) as well as practice-led and practice-based research approaches. His own praxis has included soundtrack composition and performance and different forms of illustration. Most of his scholarly research and outputs deal with digital games. He has published on the topics of game player demographics, player experience, game art, machinima, political/documentary games and the application of philosophy of violence to understand the formal components of games. He has also had research published on film, comic books, graphic novels and animation.

His research has been funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), University for Industry (UK), Royal Society of New Zealand: Marsden Grants (NZ) and Office of Film and Literature Classification (NZ).

Assoc. Prof. Schott is able to supervise Masters and PhD research (as Chief Supervisor) across a number of disciplinary areas (education, media studies, creative practice, psychology and computer sciences).


Screen and Media

Games studies; media psychology; media fandom; digital cultures and literacy in the new media age.

Recent Publications

  • Schott, G. (2020). “Delicate, petite & other things I’ll never be”: trans-punk anthems and love songs. European Journal of English Studies, 24(1), 37-51. doi:10.1080/13825577.2020.1730048

  • Schott, G. (2020). Physical death, digital life, and post-self: That dragon, cancer as a digital memorial. Journal of Games, Self, & Society, 2(1), 85-103.

  • Srinivasan, S., & Schott, G. (2020). Virtual Teleportation of a Theatre Audience Onto the Stage: VR as an Assistive Technology. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Vol. 1129 AISC (pp. 477-487). doi:10.1007/978-3-030-39445-5_36 Open Access version:

  • Schott, G., & Barbour, K. (2020). Filmic Resonance and Dispersed Authorship in Sigur Ros's Transmedial Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. In C. Vernallis, H. Rogers, & L. Perrott (Eds.), Transmedia Directors: Artistry, industry and new audiovisual aesthetics (pp. 195-221). New York: Bloomsbury.

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Schott, AProf Gareth 9185 sgrsnaes I.4.27 School of Arts
Schott, AProf Gareth 9185 sgrsnaes I.4.27 School of Arts