Joseph Macey (M.Sc.) is a Researcher and Doctoral Student at the Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Tampere. His Master’s thesis addressed heuristics as a method for game evaluation, while his current work investigates the relationships between consumption of video games, esports, and gambling. Research interests include problematic and potentially problematic media consumption, cognitive biases in media users, emergent forms of gambling associated with games, user experience, digital economies and virtual items. He has been awarded personal grants for his work from The Finnish Foundation for Alcohol Studies. Prior to his academic career he worked in the public and private sectors and is a qualified Project Manager (Prince 2). His work has been published in Computers in Human Behavior, and presented at various international conferences and seminars.
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