Falmouth Professor Listed in Top 100 Women in Games

Tanya Krzywinska, Professor of Digital Games, has been listed in MCV’s Top 100 Women in Games.

Tanya fought off tough competition to make the list, which received over 400 entrants and celebrates women working in the UK games industry.  

Tanya was surprised to see her name listed: “I didn't know about this until I saw it on a friend's Facebook feed! An anonymous group of games professionals drew up the list and it’s really great to see some games researchers and academics on it as well as women working directly and commercially within games development.”

Tanya is a pioneer of game studies and President of the Digital Games Research Association. She has extensive experience of collaborating with the games industry and developing academic games courses and leads the BA(Hons) Digital Games, BSc(Hons) Computing for Games degrees  as well as supervising the Games PhDs.

MCV will profile each of the Top 100 in their issue released on Friday 30 January. The Top 100 are also invited to a special Women of the Year Awards on Thursday 19 February, where three of the Top 100 will be awarded with honours for creativity, influence and impact in their careers.  

Tanya added: “I'm looking forward to attending the dinner; meeting up with the nominees, to see old friends working in the games business and to meet new ones.”

Tanya is currently developing a game-based fiction for the iPad entitled the Witch’s Room.

MCV is the leading trade news and community site for all professionals working within the UK and international video games market.


For more information contact Kerri Popperwell, Falmouth University, on [email protected] or 01326 259198


About Falmouth University

Falmouth University is a leading multi-arts establishment with campuses in Falmouth and Penryn, Cornwall, England. As a creative innovation hub, Falmouth offers courses in specialisms such as arts, journalism, music, theatre, fashion, textiles, photography and gaming. Through being creative, courageous and connected in everything they do, Falmouth has been ranked by the Sunday Times as the number one arts university in the UK.

Industry led courses and quality work placements help to ensure that students are equipped with employable skills upon graduation, by working with both local Cornish and global businesses and quality lecturers. Falmouth has recently appointed world renowned performer and writer Dawn French as Chancellor too, further highlighting the impressive connections and high calibre of talent at the university. 

Tuesday 20 January 2015