Dr Tommy Thompson

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computer games , Computing and technology , Computer Science

Research Supervision:Yes

Tommy is a software developer with over 15 years' experience in writing commercial software, ranging from mobile applications to enterprise system development and console video games.

Email: thomas.thompson@anglia.ac.uk


Graduating with a PhD in Computer Science in 2010, Tommy has spent the last 10 years moving between industry and academia working in a variety of research and commercial projects across the UK and overseas. Ranging from mobile applications for investment banks, to VR training simulations and PC and console video games.

Tommy has over 10 years’ experience lecturing in computer science curriculums. He has previously been a Course Leader for undergraduate degrees in game programming for institutions across the UK as well as the MSc Computer Games Development (Technology) at ARU.


Tommy currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Object Oriented Programming for Games
  • Artificial Intelligence for Games


  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Strathclyde
  • MSc Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh
  • PhD Computer Science, University of Strathclyde
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Derby