Professor Christine Bruce is Dean, Graduate Research at James Cook University, Townsville Australia. Christine is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Adjunct Professor, at University of Southern Queensland. Recent appointments include Professor, Information Science; Academic Program Director, Research Training for Science and Engineering; Convenor, QUT Higher Education Research Network and Academic Convenor of the San Jose QUT Gateway PhD Program, all at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Christine is an International Advisory Board Member of the Center of Information Research and Innovation, San Jose University; and recently completed a five year term on the International Board of Directors for LInnaeus Center for Research at University of Gothenburg Sweden. 

Christine is most widely known for her contributions to information literacy and information literacy education. She is regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses and consult in these spaces. She is presently research consultant to the Hong Kong multi-university information literacy MOOC project. Christine is most well known as author of the Seven Faces of Information Literacy, and Informed learning. She was lead editor of Information Experience. She works extensively with colleagues around the world on on the application of informed learning theory to research and practice, and on the development of new theory emerging from this process, notably informed systems, information experience, informed learning design and information experience design amongst others. Christine’s Australian and Learning and Teaching Fellowship focused on higher degree supervisors experiences in STEM disciplines; higher degree study and supervision forms a significant secondary research track.

Christine Susan Bruce. BA UQ; Grad Dip LIb Sc, QIT; Med(Res) QUT; PHD UNE; A. ALIA. ALTF, PFHEA. 


  • 2013 to 2018 - Convenor, QUT Higher Education Research Network, QUT (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2007 to 2018 - Professor, Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2010 - Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship, QUT (Brisbane, Australia)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2009 to 2010 - Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow
  • 2016 - Principal Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy

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