Professor Minhua Eunice Ma Appointed as Provost

17 March 2020

Headshot of Professor Minhua Eunice Ma, Falmouth University Provost
Professor Minhua Eunice Ma
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We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Minhua Eunice Ma to the role of Provost at Falmouth University. A world-leading academic in the emerging field of Serious Games, Eunice will be joining us in June 2020.  

Our new Provost will accelerate the delivery of our ambitious 2030 Strategy and ensure that the University maintains its current high standards. This post will deputise for the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive, Professor Anne Carlisle OBE, as required. 

Currently, Eunice is the Dean of the School of Computing and Digital Technologies and Professor of Computer Games Technology at Staffordshire University. In this role, she manages three Departments – the Department of Computing; the Department of Games & Visual Effects; the Department of Film, Music & Journalism. Under her strategic leadership, the School of Computing and Digital Technologies has experienced significant growth and become a leading provider for Games courses in the UK. 

Prior to this, Eunice was Associate Dean International and Head of the Department of Art and Communications at the University of Huddersfield. Before that, she was Head of Academic Programmes and REF Coordinator at Glasgow School of Art. In 2013 she was awarded a Personal Chair by the University of Glasgow.

I am very excited to take up this role at Falmouth University and to play a central part in delivering Falmouth’s innovative and ambitious 2030 Strategy.”

– Professor Minhua Eunice Ma

Publishing widely in the fields of Serious Games for Education, Medicine and Healthcare, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Natural Language Processing, Eunice has contributed to 120 peer-reviewed publications. She has also received grants from RCUK, EU, NHS, NESTA, UK government, charities and a variety of other sources for her research on Serious Games for stroke rehabilitation, cystic fibrosis, autism, medical education, cultural heritage, Holocaust education and preventing gender-based violence.  

As Editor-in-Chief for the Serious Games section of Entertainment Computing and founding Chair of the annual Joint Conference on Serious Games (JCSG), Eunice has chaired 11 international conferences, been on the Programme Committee of over 30 international conferences and workshops and given a number of keynote speeches. She is also a review expert for the QAA, the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), Horizon 2020, the French National Research Agency, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Academy of Finland (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Unit), UKRI and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to evaluate bids and projects. 

In response to her appointment, Eunice said:  

“I am very excited to take up this role at Falmouth University and to play a central part in delivering Falmouth’s innovative and ambitious 2030 Strategy.”

We look forward to welcoming Eunice to the Falmouth University community. 

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