Joseph Walton-Rivers is a lecturer in the Games Academy. He joined the university in 2020 to lecture on computing and games courses, teaching a range of modules within the department. Joseph's research focuses are game-playing agents and artificial intelligence for games. He also dabbles in a range of programming-related activities, including contributions to a range of Free and Open Source software projects.

Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2012 BSc Computer Science University of Essex
2022 PhD University of Essex

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Artificial Intelligence for games

Research Topics

  • Game-playing agents
  • game development and design
  • software engineering


Areas of teaching

  • Programming languages
  • Game Development
  • Artificial Intelligence