Professor Helen Partridge
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions and departments that comprise the Education Portfolio which incorporates the Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching, Library Services, the Digital Life Lab, and Open Access College. The portfolio is responsible for supporting and facilitating the University’s education strategy, and is responsible for ensuring a culture of excellence and innovation in learning and teaching.
Helen commenced at USQ in August 2014 in the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Scholarly Information and Learning Services), where she provided strategic direction and oversight to learning and teaching support, and library services. Prior to joining USQ, Helen held a number of leadership roles at the Queensland University of Technology. 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). Professor Partridge’s research explores the interplay between information, learning and technology.
Memberships and affilitations
Helen has been a visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. She is a Fellow of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and has twice been elected to the ALIA Board of Directors, and is currently a member of the ALIA Education Advisory Committee. Helen is an adjunct Professor at QUT.