Personal details

Dr Andrew Gibson
Lecturer in Information Science
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Information Systems,
Information Science
Discipline *
Cognitive Sciences, Information Systems, Library and Information Studies
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology), GradDipInfoTech (Queensland University of Technology), BEdSt (University of Queensland), DipT (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Professional memberships
and associations

human information interaction, transepistemic abduction, reflective writing analytics, abductive reasoning, text analytics, data analytics, learning analytics, pragmatic inquiry, transdisciplinary design, open source software

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


Andrew Gibson is a Lecturer in Information Science at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia. Andrew’s primary research interest is in transdisciplinary understandings of fields where people and technology interact, in particular the fields of Human Information Interaction and Learning Analytics. He has developed this interest theoretically in Transepistemic Abduction, a specialised mode of reasoning, and practically in Reflective Writing Analytics. Andrew has initiated open source software projects to support his research work, notably GoingOK, and TAP (Text Analytics Pipeline). He has delivered workshops and talks locally and internationally on Text Analytics, and previously held a position of Research Fellow in Writing Analytics at the Connected Intelligence Centre, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Andrew brings diverse industry experience to his academic work. Originally a secondary school music teacher, specialising in music technology, he has also held positions in IT management, creative production management, and management of a small tech hardware startup. Andrew holds a PhD from QUT in Information Science, a Bachelor degree in Educational Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology, and Diploma in Teaching. He is an active member of the Society of Learning Analytics Research.

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Current Teaching:

  • IAB303 – Data Analytics for Business Insight (Unit Coordinator)
  • IFN619 – Data Analytics for Information Professionals (Unit Coordinator)
  • IFN623 – Information Interaction and Retrieval

Recent Teaching:

  • IFN600 – Understanding Research
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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


Awards and recognition

Funding Award
Reference year
Australian Technology Network Teaching and Learning Grant. Technical Lead for Higher Education Text Analytics (HETA) research project ($100k).
Funding Award
Reference year
QUT Learning and Teaching Innovation Grant ($20k) Faster feedback: Improving feedback for postgraduate Education and Information Technology students using Reflective Writing Analytics. Project Leader and theorist, reflective writing analytics.
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
Lead Author, Best Full Paper Winner at Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Vancouver 2017 (LAK17) for "Reflective Writing Analytics for Actionable Feedback"
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award for outstanding performance in SEF - sessional teaching in the Masters unit Research Based Practice.

Research projects

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

Improving Outcomes through Accessible Assessment and Inclusive Practices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year


Current supervisions

  • Quantum-like Effects in Human and Animal Cognition through Trait Judgements of Faces: New Experimental Protocols
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Peter Bruza, Associate Professor Patrick Johnston
  • A Software Toolkit For Developing Probabilistic Models Of Quantum Cognition
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Peter Bruza
  • Student Digital Experience in a Graduate Higher Education Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Vaughan Coffey