Helen Smailes is Games Development Manager for the Ni3 Research Centre, based in Huddersfield. Helen comes to the team from the commercial video games world and brings with her a wide range of experience from Project Management of large scale ventures to Creative Director of an independent games company. Helen’s most recent role was as Studio Manager for the Manchester-based development arm of a global gaming organisation.
Within her Ni3 role, Helen is responsible for overseeing all aspects of games development management, leading and supervising the team working on the development of games for the None in Three Centre.
Helen works closely with the None in Three Director and Work Package Leaders, supporting them in day to day games development management, external representation and problem solving. She also works with the Operational Manager, Country Directors and administrative staff to implement plans for the delivery of game-related activities and outputs in line with objectives, budgets, legal and ethical requirements and agreed timescales in the study countries.