Dr George Reid


I am currently a ludomusicologist and lecturer in musicology and music technology at Kingston University, KSA. My main interests and skillsets in both research and teaching practice lie in music for multimedia, and video game audio in particular. 

In addition to my academic interests – and frequently integrating with them – I am also a composer of electronic and experimental music, chiptune in particular, and I am an avid pixel artist.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Music


  • Ph.D in Musicology
  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  • MA by Research
  • BA (Hons) in Music Technology, First Class

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My interdisciplinary research is currently situated in the burgeoning field of ludomusicology, and I am particularly interested in the ways in which the timbral qualities of early video game music – known as 'chiptune' – have become reappropriated as a means of shaping identity and community. From an auto-ethnographic perspective, I am currently researching how musical aesthetics such as these relate to the affirmation of queer subjectivity.

In addition to ludomusicology, my research interests also include the relationship between multimedia and nostalgia, and the presence of remediation in the context of music fandom.

Areas of specialism

  • Ludomusicology
  • Popular Musicology
  • (Sub)cultural & Fan studies
  • Affect Theory
  • Media Theory

Scholarly affiliations

  • University of Northampton

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • University of Northampton