Dr. rer.soc. Heide Lukosch is an Associate Professor at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab NZ) at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She has more than 12 years’ experience in designing, applying and evaluating simulation and applied games. She is interested in understanding how games have to be designed to address challenges of individuals and organizations in a complex world. With a group of PhD and postdoc researchers, she works in the domains of education, (mental) health, disaster preparation and resilience. Heide is head of the Applied Immersive Games Initiative (AIGI) and chair of the International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA). She lives with her family in the south of Christchurch and enjoys the beauty and kindness of her third home country Āotearoa New Zealand.