Hanan is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher, and lecturer with expertise in Games Development, Interaction Design, and Multimedia. Currently, she is leading the School of Gaming at Saudi Digital Academy (MCIT), where she oversees the development of gaming courses and programs, equipping students with the skills required to excel in the gaming industry.She has taught at several universities in the UK and Saudi Arabia and held a position as a lecturer in the School of Media, Art, and Technology at Solent University for nearly three years. As a module leader and supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including Computing Apply, Computer Games, Interdisciplinary Professional Practice, and Game Art.
Hanan's qualifications include a PhD in Video Games from the Glasgow School of Art, University of Glasgow, where her research focused on the therapeutic and educational potential of video games. Her research inspired the development of a serious game called "Sinbad and the Magic Cure" as well as a methodological and technical framework drawn from software engineering and graphical design practices. Hanan earned a First-Class Honors degree with distinction in Islamic Arts Education from King Abdulaziz University, KSA, in 2007, and completed a Masters in Design Innovation at De Montfort University, where she was awarded scholarships from the King Abdullah Foreign Scholarship Program, with additional studies at the University of the Arts London.
Hanan's creative work and research have been presented and published throughout the UK and Europe, including Germany and Portugal, as well as in the Middle East, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Her expertise has led to multiple grants and invitations to speak at international conferences
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