Hi, I'm Nellie
I am a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, researching the design of games for museums. My academic background is in museum studies and world heritage, with a focus on Indigenous cultural heritage in Victoria. I've worked as an archaeologist, an artist, an educator, and a researcher.
I am also the director and co-founder of Melbourne Megagames, a not-for-profit games group that runs large scale roleplaying events. The community that has sprung up around megagames in Australia is very dear to me and I have a keen interest in improving accessibility and diversity in gaming spaces.
My interests include games of all kinds, arts and culture, sustainability, bouldering (and why everyone who boulders is also into games), circus arts, drawing, and cooking.
I'm a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne. My research examines the intersection of games, technology, and museums.
I run Melbourne Megagames. Megagames are large scale, immersive social games that combine aspects of negotiation, politics, strategy, and role-playing.
I design game rules and systems, as well as story modules for roleplaying games. I also specialise in visual communication of game rules and graphic design.