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Lies van Roessel

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Game Researcher

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Lies van Roessel studied Communication Studies and New Media Studies at Utrecht University (NL), with a specialization in Game Studies, for which she took courses at the IT University of Copenhagen. In 2008 she graduated with a master’s thesis on Computer Game Literacy. From 2008 till 2013, Lies worked as a teacher and researcher at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht at the school of Games & Interaction. Here she did research into applied (serious) games and their development processes. One of her focus areas was how to design and develop games for health care. From 2014 on, Lies conducted a study on innovation and imitation in the game sector at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, where she is currently an associated researcher. Furthermore, Lies writes her dissertation on business models and games, especially the impact of the free-to-play monetization model at Leuphany University and works at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research in Hamburg. 

Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Founded in March 2012 the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society is meant to enable innovative scientific research in the field of Internet and society and to observe the development of the Internet in its interplay with societal transformation processes. The Institute for Internet and Society serves as a platform for academics and strives to encourage the co-operative development of projects, applications and research networks. Through a variety of event formats the institute opens up the academic work and research results for questions arising from political players, civil society and business.

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