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Dr Rhett Loban is a Lecturer at Macquarie University. His research interests include culture, game-based learning and virtual reality. Rhett received his PhD in 2020 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. His PhD thesis examined how players might learn about history through engaging with Grand Strategy video games, in particular through the practice of modding. Rhett also led the development of Torres Strait Virtual Reality, a game used at UNSW to teach about Torres Strait Islander culture and knowledge. He was awarded the 2018 CSIRO Indigenous Professional Career Achievement Award for his work on Torres Strait Virtual Reality and vision for different ways of learning.

Education/Academic qualification

Masters of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology

Award Date: 1 Dec 2015

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Queensland

Award Date: 1 Dec 2012

Doctorate of Philosophy, How can grand strategy video games be utilised in formal adult education?, The University of New South Wales

1 Sept 2015May 2020

External positions

Project Leader, Torres Strait Virtual Reality Project, The University of New South Wales

Aug 20162018

Doctoral Candidate, The University of New South Wales

Aug 2015May 2020


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