Leland Masek is a doctoral researcher in game studies, doing his PhD on playfulness across discipline and culture, as it relates to mental health. He first studied at the master’s degree programme in Internet and Game Studies at Tampere University, graduating in 2020. He is an experimental and live action game designer with six years of professional experience. He also teaches childhood education and mental health through play work.
Keywords: Playfulness, Play, Interdisciplinary research, Multi-cultural research, Mental Health, Positive Psychology