Thaleia is the Division Lead for Digital Arts, managing the Games Design subject and overseeing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study within the Division. She is also a Senior Lecturer in Games Art and the Theme Leader for the Art Pathway of the BA Games Design, leading the art provision within the subject.
Thaleia's background is interdisciplinary, with a focus on cultural technology and communication, digital media design and art history. Her PhD research investigated the design of mobile game-based learning applications to help adult learners develop language skills. Her research interests are on game-based learning design, creative pedagogy and educational innovation within Higher Education, while she is particularly interested in serious games and games for change.
Thaleia has been teaching on the areas of digital arts, video games and media design in Higher Education for more than ten years. She teaches art-focused modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and her teaching is informed by art theory and practice, creative thinking, concepts of visual style and graphical vocabularies and visual aesthetics within games.
- PhD Digital Media (Game-based Learning Design) - The University of Edinburgh
- MSc Modern Art: History, Curating, Criticism - The University of Edinburgh
- MSc Design and Digital Media - The University of Edinburgh
- BSc Cultural Technology and Communication - The University of the Aegean
- Division Lead Digital Arts
- Games Design (Art) Theme Leader
- Fellow of the Brunel Academy for the Transformation of Teaching
- Undergraduate Programme Leader, BA Games Design
- MA Convener, Digital Games Theory and Design
- Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Games Design
Newest selected publications
Deniozou, T. and Dima, M. (2022) 'Developing and Piloting a Remote Design Model to Boost Interdisciplinary co-Learning, Motivation and Creativity.'.Teaching and Learning Conference 2022. Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Dima, M., Xanthaki, A., Deniozou, T. and Luoma, C. (2022) 'The Rights Hero - Serious Games for Human Rights Education and Integration of Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe'. International Journal of Children's Rights, 30 (1). pp. 41 - 71. ISSN: 0927-5568
Deniozou, T. (2021) 'Teaching Game Art: Creating a Coherent Student Journey and Adapting it for Online Delivery.'.Teaching and Learning Conference 2021. Virtual.
Deniozou, T., Dima, M. and Cox, C. (2020) 'Designing a Game to Help Higher Education Students Develop Their Note-Taking Skills'.ACM CHI Play. Virtual. 2 - 5 November. ACM. pp. 181 - 192.Open Access Link
Deniozou, T. (2016) 'Investigating the Potential of Mobile Games as Learning Environments for Independent Adult Skill Development.'. PhD Thesis.