Simon Grey


Faculty of Science and Engineering

01482 465042

Simon has been a lecturer in computer science for more than 10 years and specialises in games, graphics and physical simulation.

He has taught a wide range of topics at all levels from the foundation stage through to Masters level and

Simon is passionate about games programming and games design, and providing a high quality and engaging learning experience.

He is a great advocate of extra-curricular activities such as game jams and coding competitions that serve to enhance student’s experience and employability.

Simon is the foundation year co-ordinator for the computer science subject area.


Research Interests

  • Games

  • Game-based learning

  • Learning and teaching

  • Student engagement

Research groups

  • Member of Computer Services Strategy Group


Grey, S., Grey, D., Gordon, N. and Purdy, J. (2017), 'Using Formal Game Design Methods to Embed Learning Outcomes into Game Mechanics and Avoid Emergent Behaviour', International Journal of Game Based Learning (IJGBL), 7(3)

Grey, S. (2016), 'Gaining Insight from Student's Use of Source Control', in Proceedings of the Ninth York Doctoral Symposium in Computer Science and Electronics, York

Gordon, N., Brayshaw, M. and Grey, S. (2015), 'Motivating and Engaging Students Through Technology', in Student Engagement: Leadership Practices, Perspectives and Impact of Technology, 1st ed. Nova Science Publishers

Gordon, N. A., Brayshaw, M., & Grey, S. (2013), 'Maximising Gain for Minimal Pain: Utilising Natural Game Mechanics', Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Information and Computer Sciences, 9(1)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

Module leader for

  • Web Skills and Technologies

  • Computer Science in Context Group Project

  • Programming 1

  • Programming 2

  • Mobile Devices and Technologies

Teaches on

  • Commercial Games Development

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certification in Higher Education (PGCHE)

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Physics

  • MSc Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments