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Larkin Cunningham

Biography

After completing his first computing qualification in 1996 (National Certificate in Computing from CIT), Larkin went on to work primarily in the software development industry for the next 15 years, working for large outsourcing companies on blue chip client projects. During this time, he spent 5 years as an entrepreneur / co-founder of an internet and database services company. Larkin also upgraded his qualifications to a BSc in Computer Services Management from CIT over several years of part-time study, completing it finally in 2006.

Since then, he has completed other qualifications including an MSc in Creative Writing from University of Edinburgh, personal training and fitness instructor certification, and various other postgraduate modules in teaching and learning. Larkin is currently completing a PhD in Digital Humanities / Serious Games, developing a persuasive game (or transformational game) in the area of performance enhancing drugs in sport.

Larkin has taught subjects in CIT since early 2012 primarily in advanced software engineering, databases and, more recently, game design and development subjects, as well as supervising projects up to MSc level. He is the coordinator of the Higher Diploma in Cloud and Mobile Software Development.

Larkin's primary research area is in game design, the use of narrative and character in games, and serious games (particularly games for impact or social change). He welcomes contact from anyone who is interested in pursuing research in the area of games in general, or serious games in particular.

Contact

Larkin Cunningham
Department of Computer Science
E: Larkin.Cunningham@cit.ie