Hi! I’m Hsiao Wei Chen
(you can call me Michelle).
I am a game developer with more than 10 years experience in programming, design and production. I am a GameIndustry.biz 100 Future Talent, Xbox Women in Gaming Game Changer and IGDA Scholar.
I am the 7th Winner of Toptal STEM Scholarships for Women. I graduated with Distinction with a MSc in Video Game Enterprise and Production at Birmingham City University in the UK. I was nominated for Extra Mile Awards: Student of the Year, and also a Student Award winner at the European Women in Games Conference 2017.
I studied Psychology at University of Derby, and am a member of the British Psychological Society.
I am currently finishing a PhD in Design, developing video games about mental health at RMIT in Australia. I have presented my research at different conferences such as Games for Change Festival, GCAP, Freeplay, ArtsIT and PAX Australia. I am also a RMIT Career Mentor, RMIT Mates Leader and Online Engagement Representative, a member of the RMIT Academic Board, and batyr@RMIT Student Executive Leader.
I am also a Women in Games Ambassador and Making Space board member. I also volunteer at game industry events, and teach kids coding and robotics.
In my spare time, I also join game jams and work on personal and freelance projects.