Dave Neale is the designer of Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: The Baker Street Irregulars (coming from Space Cowboys in 2020); the Sherlock Holmes scenario from Unlock! Heroic Adventures; and 5 Minute Chase from Board & Dice. He also has 3 more narrative/mystery-solving games scheduled for release in 2020-2021. Surprisingly, there are even some that don't involve Sherlock Holmes.
Outside of game design, he is a researcher and consultant in the psychology of play and learning, having earned his PhD from Cambridge University in 2017. He has held academic posts in the UK and USA, and given research advice and briefings to The LEGO Foundation, the UK Houses of Parliament, and the United States Military Operations Research Society. He is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL) at the University of Cambridge.