BAFTA call for Dr Ramzan

29 September 2016

Dr Romana Ramzan has been appointed to the BAFTA Scotland committee, which is responsible for shaping the organisation’s activity over 2016 and 2017.

BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes art forms by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.

Dr Ramzan, a lecturer in Game Design at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), has a remit to cover games and education for the committee.

She will use her expertise to promote industry diversity, engage with BAFTA members to deliver events such as masterclasses and workshops, and will reach out to students to create opportunities to help them break into the industry through educational programmes and social activities.

She said: “I was thrilled to join as a co-opted committee member when I was approached by BAFTA Scotland. I am excited and looking forward to working on key areas that I’m passionate about.”

Alongside her teaching and research endeavours, Dr Ramzan is a passionate advocate for diversity in the industry. She is one of the main founders, and organisers, of Scottish Game Jam, she was previously a Director of the Global Game Jam and has been named as one of Develop Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’.

In March 2014, Dr Ramzan was awarded the Asian Woman of the Future Award at the Scottish Asian Women’s Awards and more recently Romana was named as one of the Top 100 Women in Games in the UK by MCV.