She is professor of Applied Game Design and Learning with Multimedia at the FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. Her research interests are in the field of affective and emotional aspects of human-computer interaction, with emphasis on game design, game-based learning and innovative learning approaches, and different aspects of e-learning. She is co-ordinator, scientific leader or partner in several EU or national founded projects. Her research work is published and presented at more than 90 international conferences and publications. She is initiator of the #SGDSS – Serious Games Design Summer School (www.summerschool.engagelearning.eu) and of the ENGAGE learning (www.engagelearning.eu).