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Adjunct Professor Helen Partridge

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems

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Name
Adjunct Professor Helen Partridge
Position(s)
Adjunct Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems
Discipline *
Library and Information Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 9047
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology)

Keywords

evidence based library and information practice, higher education teaching and learning, information experience, information literacy, library & information studies education, professional education, qualitative research, online or blended learning

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

Biography

Dr Helen Partridge is an Adjunct Professor in the Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. She is a member of QUT’s Information Studies Group; a research team with a multi-disciplinary focus crossing the boundaries of people, information, and technology. The group has established an international reputation for its unique qualitative work exploring people’s information experiences, and has recently released an edited book, Information Experience: Approaches to Theory and Practice. From 2007 to 2013 Helen coordinated QUT’s library and information science (LIS) education programs. She has published widely in the area of teaching and learning and has received a number of teaching awards including a Teaching Fellowship in 2008 from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) that explored the impact of social media on the LIS profession and its education. Helen was later commissioned by the ALTC to produce a Best Practice Report on Blended Learning that could be used to guide the future of higher education teaching and learning in Australia. She is an active member of the Australian and international library and information profession. She has twice been elected to the Board of Directors of the Australian Library and Information Association, and was appointed a Fellow of the Association in 2012. Helen has been the secretary for the Library Theory and Research Standing Committee of the International Federation of Library and Information Associations, and coordinated the committee’s recent project, Research Librarian Partnership, a mentoring program aimed at helping new professionals in the library sector develop their knowledge, skill and experience in undertaking research. Helen has received over $1.27million in research funding; her work focuses on the interplay between information, learning and technology. From 2009 to 2011 she worked with 11 Australian educational institutions on a project that established a framework for the education of the information professions in Australia for the twenty-first century. She has been a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford (2011) and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and Society, Harvard University.

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Teaching

Helen is not currently involved in teaching.

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Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2012
Details
Professor Helen Partridge was appointed as Fellow of the Australian Library and Information Association. This peer nominated appointment is one of the association's highest honours. The Association's "Board of Directors confer the distinction of Fellow and the post-nominal FALIA on a member who, in the opinion of the Board, has reached an exceptionally high standard of proficiency in library and information science and has made a distinguished contribution to the theory or practice of library and information science. The award was presented at the ALIA Biennial conference held in Sydney.

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
Title
Evidenced-based approach to the design and redevelopment of inclusive technology enhanced learning environments
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
ID13-2685
Start year
2014
Keywords

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