Personal profile

Personal profile

James Ellis is a PhD Research Student at Royal Holloway University of London. His recent publication in the Journal of Sound and Music in Games is entitled “On the Trail of a Nostalgic Adventure: Identifying and Analyzing the Nostalgic Potential of Video Game Music in the Context of the Pokémon Franchise.” James’s research centres around ludomusicology and musical analysis with a focus on player interaction and engagement with audiovisual texts and the development of gestural theories of music to illuminate concepts of immersion. James is also an active pianist who teaches and regularly performs.

Education/Academic qualification

Music, MMus - Pass with Distinction, Master of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London


Award Date: 13 Dec 2021

Music, BMus - First Class Honours, Bachelor of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London


Award Date: 15 Jul 2019


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