My Research

I work at the University of Chester in the Learning and Information Services (LIS) department. Since October 2019, I have been a PhD Researcher studying the Gamification and Serious Games community online and the social connections and influencers within the community using Social Network Analysis.

I am also interested in Self-Determination Theory and motivation, which underpins Gamification and has applications in learning and self-improvement.


I have a long-term interest in the Occult, Alchemy, Mysteries and Freemasonry. In 2019, I published a modern English translation of the Rosicrucian Manifestos: Fama Fraternitatis, Confessio Fraternitatis and the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz. I am currently working on a new version which will present the Fama and Confessio with updated annotations and commentary.