Adjunct Professor
Ruth Bridgstock

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Personal details


graduate employability, higher education curriculum and pedagogy, creative workforce, graduate capabilities, professional learning, career development, social networks, innovation, informal learning, student engagement


Education Systems, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Film, Television and Digital Media

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


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
  • M Ed (Higher Education) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member, Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows Network
  • Principal Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Member, Higher Education Research and Development Association of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Member, International Society for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (ISSOTL)
  • Member, Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)
  • Member, Digital Media Research Centre


Ruth Bridgstock's focus teaching topics can broadly be thought of as '21st century' skills: career self-management, creative entrepreneurship, transdisciplinary collaboration, social network capabilities, and also quantitative research methododologies. Ruth's particular areas of pedagogic interest include:

  • situated, authentic, 'real world' learning approaches
  • transformative learning, adult learning
  • 21st century learning and graduate capabilities
  • learners as partners and change agents
  • learning for innovation through communities and networks
  • teacher professional learning and empowerment for graduate capabilities

Ruth is an accredited level 3 (mentoring) supervisor for Honours, Masters and Doctoral studies. Some current and previous student research projects include:

  • social learning in the digital content industries
  • learning design for creativity in higher education
  • digital pedagogy capability building among VET teachers
  • social identity development and career resilience in creative practitioners
  • career paths of women technical production professionals in Australia
  • the future of freelance journalism as a career

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

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Research projects