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Dr Luca Morini is a Research Associate at the Centre for Global Learning Education and Attainment of Coventry University. He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology and a Doctorate in Education and Communication, obtained researching into the social, cultural and pedagogical dynamics which occur in Do-It-Yourself amateur game design communities.

In recent years he worked on research projects pertaining game- and play-based learning and cultures, among which BEACONING and Crowds4Roads H2020 Projects, looking into ways to sustainably and ethically implement seamless game-based learning on a European Union scale, and GameChangers and CreativeCulture, trying to embed game design thinking and practices in everyday pedagogies.

His main areas of interest are participatory cultures (especially game cultures), critical pedagogy, and systems thinking. He has experience in qualitative research methodologies, particularly in participatory research and ethnography, seamlessly transversing online and offline spaces.

Luca has a record of publications, including peer reviewed journals, conference papers and book chapters, which touch on the diverse themes of digital and critical pedagogy, game design, human ecology, and research methodology.

Education/Academic qualification

Education and Communication, Doctorate, University of Milano-Bicocca

1 Jan 201217 Sep 2015

Psychology, MSc, University of Bergamo

30 Sep 200830 Apr 2012

Psychology, Degree, University of Bergamo

30 Sep 200310 Nov 2006

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Projects 2016 2018


Arnab, S., Morini, L. & Wood, O.


Project: Research


Arnab, S., Lameras, P., Clarke, S. & Morini, L.


Project: Research

Research Output 2016 2019

2 Downloads (Pure)

A participatory co-creation model to drive community engagement in rural indigenous schools: A case study in Sarawak

Minoi, J. L., Mohamad, F., Arnab, S., Phoa, J., Morini, L., Beaufoy, J., Lim, T. & Clarke, S., 1 Sep 2019, In : Electronic Journal of e-Learning. 17, 3, p. 157-167 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
rural school
primary school

Dungeons and dragons as a tool for developing student self-reflection skills

Clarke, S., Arnab, S., Morini, L. & Heywood, L., 22 Jan 2019, Games and Learning Alliance - 7th International Conference, GALA 2018, Proceedings. Söbke, H., Gentile, M. & Allegra, M. (eds.). Springer-Verlag London Ltd, p. 101-109 9 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11385 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


Universities: increasingly stressful environments taking psychological toll – here’s what needs to change

Morini, L., 26 Mar 2019

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

1 Citation (Scopus)

Balance trucks: Using crowd-sourced data to procedurally-generate gameplay within mobile games

Lewis, M. R., Arnab, S., Morini, L., Clarke, S., Klopfenstein, L., Bogliolo, A., Delpriori, S. & Masters, A., 15 Oct 2018, 2018 10th International Conference on Virtual Worlds and Games for Serious Applications (VS-Games) . Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 4 p. 8493412

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding


Case study: Game design thinking as a strategy for community engagement in a rural indigenous village

Minoi, J. L., Phoa, J., Mohamad, F., Arnab, S., Morini, L., Lim, T., Beaufoy, J. & Clarke, S., 1 Jan 2018, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Game-Based Learning, ECGBL 2018. Ciussi, M. (ed.). Dechema e.V., Vol. 2018-October. p. 422-432 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding



Enhancing staff capacity towards knowledge exchange: in engineering education and in practice”

Katherine Wimpenny (Recipient), Farzana Aslam (Recipient), Luca Morini (Recipient) & Hannelie Du Plessis-Walker (Recipient), 31 May 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

research project