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Dr Steven Conway

Senior Lecturer


Dr Steven Conway Senior Lecturer and Course Director for Games & Interactivity at Swinburne.

Dr Conway has presented on many aspects of digital game philosophy, aesthetics and culture, and has had a variety of articles published on these subjects in journals such as Eludamos, Game Studies, the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, Westminster Papers in Communication & Culture, Sport, Ethics & Philosophy, Analog Game Studies, and ToDiGRA: Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association. He is the co-editor of the first book on the relationship between video games and policy, Video Games Policy: Production, Distribution and Consumption.

Dr Conway was awarded a PhD from the University of Bedfordshire, funded by a national AHRC scholarship. His doctorate focused upon the relationship between digital games and the sports-media complex.

Research interests

Philosophy of Play; Sport; Games; Digital Games; online Gaming; Social Gaming; Cultural understanding of games; The relationship between games and media

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Screen And Digital Media - 360500


  • 2008, National, AHRC National Doctoral Award, Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • 2007, Other, Studentship, University of Bedfordshire


Also published as: Conway, Steven; Conway, S.; Conway, Steve
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