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Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Gamification
Twitch.TV Scholarship Recipient
Kelli Dunlap (Goosechecka)
Kelli N. Dunlap, PsyD
Kelli Dunlap holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Her research and area of clinical focus is on the relationship between video games, mental health, and general psychology. Her work on integrating game design concepts into psychotherapeutic settings was published in the Games for Health journal. She has also given presentations on video games and mental health at industry events such as PAX, PAX East, and RTX. In addition to scholarly pursuits, Kelli is the co-owner of the site GrifballHub, a fansite based off of the Halo video game series. Her duties include managing the sites social media and public relations, facilitating and editing the weekly podcast, managing the Grifball leagues, and commentating eSport Grifball events. She has also given several presentations on community management at events such as PAX, Halo Fest, and RTX. Most recently, Kelli helped GrifballHub raise nearly $10,000 to exhibit at RTX and feature a Grifball eSports tournament.