Dr Daryl Marples joined the university of Huddersfield in 2004 he is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Computer Games Design and leads and lectures on a wide range of games development modules including; 3D design, animation, games protoyping and team project.
Daryl was nominated for teaching awards in both 2012 (Exceptional assessment and Feedback), 2016 (Enhancing the Student Experience) and was the recipient of the inagural 2018 international Grads in Games Academic Award for outstanding contribution to engagement with the games industry. In addition to his teaching and course leadership duties, Daryl is actively involved with Canalside Studios, runs the Games Specific Guest Lecture Programme and life drawing classes and is constantly engaged with the games indusrty on both a local and national basis.
Prior to his academic career Daryl worked in leadership roles in a wide range of creative industries including the games industry where he worked on 12 published titles and currently acts as consultant with local games companies. He has also been a studio lead in a graphics studio, production manager, props and set designer in theatre, a commercial sculptor, animatronic creature designer and a LARP prosthetic and creature designer.
Daryl maintains his interest in the broader creative industries in his spare time and is a keen pop art sculptor.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Games Development and Entrepreneurship
- Spatial Navigation
- Virtual Reality
- Interactive 3D for education