Dr. Helen Partridge is a Professor in the Information Systems School, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. She is the coordinator of QUT’s library and information science education program.
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). Helen 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 is 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 $1million 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. In 2011 she was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she undertook a study exploring people’s information experiences in Twitter.