Gina Jackson OBE

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Dr. Gina Jackson OBE is a Video Games Industry pioneer. She was awarded an OBE in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to diversity and education in the Video Games industry, has recently received the MCV/Develop Women in Games award for her outstanding contribution and has a fellowship from Norwich University of the Arts for her contribution to the UK Video Games Industry. Gina started in games development in 1992 and has worked for developers, publishers, and distributors covering console, PC, and mobile games. She is passionate about diversity, games education and mental health with a particular focus on games development and production management and process. She is a trustee of GamesAid, sits on the board at NextGen Skills Academy, is Visiting Professor in Games Industry and Business at the Norwich University of the Arts and is an advisor to several games developers.

Gina Jackson OBE is speaking at the following session/s

How Destigmatising Mental Health Can Transform Your Games Company

Tuesday 26th October: 14.00 - 14.45 Room 6

A frank and open discussion looking at practical ways you can implement change in your games organisation to best support your staff's wellbeing from games industry mental health charity Safe in our world. Case studies from some of our level up partners on what they have been able to implements and the positive impacts it has had on their businesses. A look at behaviour change, available training and the support available to make a start.

  • The Safe in our world level up programme, how it can support you and your organisation
  • Case studies from other developers and publishers on their activities (some partners will join the roundtable)
  • How to get started and actions you can take today to start support your staff's wellbeing

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