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Professor Christine Bruce

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems,
Information Ecology

Personal

Name
Professor Christine Bruce
Position(s)
Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems,
Information Ecology
Discipline *
Library and Information Studies, Specialist Studies in Education, Information Systems
Phone
+61 7 3138 2769
Fax
+61 7 3138 2703
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.d (University of New England), MEd (Queensland University of Technology), GradDip(LibSc) (Queensland Inst. of Technology), BA (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

European Association for Research into Learning and Instruction

Australian Library and Information Association

National Forum for Information Literacy – International Board Member

Keywords

Hdr Supervision, Health Information Literacy, Higher Education, Information Literacy, Information Research, It Education, It Researchers, Learning, Phenomenography, Qualitative Research

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Christine Bruce is a senior member of the School of Information Systems, in the Science and Engineering Faculty at QUT.

She is a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia, and the European Association of Research into Learning and Instruction.

Christine is presently Convenor of the QUT Higher Education Research Network; and Higher Degree Research Director for the Information Systems School.

She undertook an ALTC Fellowship in 2009 on HDR supervision. Christine has an extensive record of higher education research and publishes in high impact journals such as Studies in Higher Education and Higher Education Research and Development.

She has extensive experience in leadership and mentoring of staff developing higher education research and scholarship trajectories, including ALTC grant holders, excellence award holders and citation winners.

Between 2001 and 2006 she was Director and Assistant Dean, Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Information Technology. This work involved significant curriculum transformation, especially in the first year experience, and attention to assessment and learning outcomes. During that time she also built a significant group of staff focussed on higher education research and scholarship, a group which became formally part of the faculty’s research centre.

Christine’s research focuses on higher education teaching and learning, including information technology learning, graduate capabilities, and research study and supervision. She is presently working with colleagues and research students on topics around generic skills and graduate capabilities, threshold concepts and other aspects of student learning.

Christine’s research in higher education teaching and learning has been recognised through a) nomination by the University of Tampere for the Finnish Distinguished Professor Program in 2007 b) appointment to the Board of Directors of the US National Forum for Information Literacy in 2008 and c) appointment to the International Advisory Board for the University of Gothenburg’s Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society in 2009.d) An award in 2010 for contribution to information literacy research and practice from the Qld State Library Board.

Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queensland University, Masters in Research (Education) from QUT, a PhD from University of New England.


This information has been contributed by Professor Christine Bruce.

Teaching

Recent areas of teaching include:

Research Methods

Information Literacy

Users Experiences

Professional Practice

Christine also works extensively with doctoral students, in both internal and external modes.

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Christine Bruce.

Experience

Christine regularly consults, especially to academic educators and information professionals around information use and learning, and research study and supervision. She regularly presents keynote addresses on information and learning.

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Christine Bruce.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2012
Details
Re-appointment to Board of Directors for US National Forum for Information Literacy 2012-2015
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2012
Details
International Advisory Board member for SJ SLIS Research Center for Information and Innovation
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2012
Details
Workshops on 6 Frames for Informed Learning for the Purdue Academic and Library Community.
Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2012
Details
facilitating strategic developments around building Auraria Library as an informed learning workplace
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2012
Details
Re- appointed to International Advisory Board for LinCS, Linnaeus Research Center, University of Gothenburg, 2012-2015
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2012
Details
Assessor for ARC
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Convenor, Higher Education Research Network, QUT
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Higher Degree Research Supervision workshops for Australian Early Childhood Network of Researchers.
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2012
Details
Member, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows Network.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
Visiting Scholar and Speaker on Doctoral Supervision, Charles Sturt University

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Understanding Health Information Literacy in Australia's Ageing Population: A Qualitative Study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100100292
Start year
2010
Keywords
Health Education and Prevention, Information Literacy, Population Health, Health Information, Ageing
Title
Building the basis for evidence-based library and information practice: a qualitative study
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP130102710
Start year
2013
Keywords
evidence based library and information practice,library and information studies,qualitative research

Supervision