unnamedUK Tabletop Gaming Communities is the PhD research project of Matt Coward who is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of York.

Having completed his MA by research at the University of Leeds, Matt joined the Sociology department as a part-time PhD researcher in late 2016 where he is supervised by Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce and Dr David Beer.

Matt’s PhD research project is focused around three major research themes: bespoke production, materiality/spatiality, and play/imagination and will explore the way in which board games, pen and paper roleplaying games, and miniature war games build community.