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Dr Mandy Lupton

Faculty of Education,
School of Cultural and Professional Learning


Dr Mandy Lupton
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Education,
School of Cultural and Professional Learning
Discipline *
Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Performing Arts and Creative Writing
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Arts (by research) (University of Canberra), Graduate Dipolma in Library & Information Management (University of Canberra), Bachelor of Education (music) (Canberra College of Adv Ed)

Professional memberships
and associations

Journal editorship:

  • 2003 – July 2005 – Associate editor, Higher Education Research and Development
  • 2002 – 2003 – Associate editor and book review editor, Australian Academic & Research Libraries

Professional association membership:

  • Higher Education Research & Development Society of Australasia
  • Queensland School Library Association
  • Australian Library and Information Association

information literacy, inquiry-based learning, music education, phenomenography, teacher-librarianship, teaching and learning in higher education, connected learning, online learning

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


Mandy Lupton is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She coordinates and teaches units in the  Master of Education Teacher-Librarianship course. Mandy has worked in a range of educational settings in roles such as

  • secondary school music teacher
  • teacher-librarian
  • academic librarian
  • lecturer in higher education.

She taught at several government schools in Canberra, and has worked as an academic at the University of Canberra, Australian National University, and Griffith University. She joined QUT in January, 2008. Mandy’s achievements include:

  • 2013: Transformational Teaching Fellow
  • 2012: Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award
  • 2011: Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2003: Member of the team awarded the Australian Award for University Teaching for an innovative and practical approach to team teaching in large, first year classes.
  • 2000: Awarded the Australian Library and Information Association ACT award for the most outstanding academic achievement in the Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (University of Canberra graduating class).


Mandy is interested in the way people use information to learn.  She has investigated university students’ experiences of using information to complete assignments in environmental studies, music and tax law. Mandy’s research and teaching is based on phenomenography as a research approach, curriculum approach and as a way of understanding variation in learning. Her current research interests include inquiry learning pedagogy and curriculum design and use of social media and Web 2.0 in teaching and learning.


Teaching ‘in the wild’. Connected learning in higher education

Inquiry learning and information literacy. Ideas and musings

This information has been contributed by Dr Mandy Lupton.


Master of Education (teacher-librarianship)

  • LCN615: Learning Hubs (unit coordinator)
  • LCN616: Inquiry Learning (unit coordinator)
  • LCN600 Connected Learning (tutor)
Bachelor of Education/ Grad Dip Ed
  • LCB334 Teaching Strategies/LCP414 Enhancing your Teaching Practice  (unit coordinator)
This information has been contributed by Dr Mandy Lupton.


Current supervisions:

  • Kay Oddone EdD  Teachers’ experiences of using online personal learning networks (associate supervisor)

Completed PhD supervisions:

Completed Masters (by research) supervisions

  • 2010: Rae-Anne Locke (Diehm), MPhil, Griffith (external associate supervisor) Learning information literacy.
  • 2008: Belinda Nicholson-Guest, MHEd, Griffith (associate supervisor) The holistic grail: The interconnected paths of academic writing voice, academic literacy and information literacy
  • 2007: Dr Scott Harrison, MHEd, Griffith (primary supervisor) Teaching teacher identity: Identifying music teacher attributes
This information has been contributed by Dr Mandy Lupton.


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

Research projects

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

Enabling Connected Learning Via Open Source Analytics in the Wild: Learning Analytics Beyond the Learning Management System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
Connected Learning; Semantic Technologies; xAPI; Social Learning Analytics; Mathematical Modelling