Michael Hitchens is an associate professor in the department of Computing at Macquarie University, Australia. Before joining Macquarie he worked at Western Sydney University (1991-1995,2000) and the University of Sydney (1996-1999).
Michael’s main research areas are video games and computer security. He is particularly interested in player experience, story and narrative and the relationship between player and player character. He has also examined development of the first-person shooter over time in terms of setting, player character and the relationship between antagonists and real-world events. In computer security, he focuses on access control and the use of trust. His current projects examine access control and identity in the internet of things and access control and trust for software defined networks.
Cyber security, Player-avatar relationship, Role-playing games, Access control