Associate Professor of Information and Computing Sciences, Bond University

James is an Associate Professor of Information and Computing Sciences and discipline lead for Interactive Media Design at Bond University, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of interactive mixed reality (virtual reality, augmented reality, 3d printing, mobile) experiences assisting learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery. The distinctive contribution James brings to education scholarship is in digital media teaching and learning, where he received a 2014 Australian Office of Learning and Teaching citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. James utilises novel pedagogical approaches, curriculum and resources to balance the science and art predilections of his students, whilst supporting them with learning how to learn. His service to the university and wider community has formed around his experience in emerging technology, teaching and learning. Where he takes an active role in supporting learners and peers through mentorship, presentations and expert judging.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Associate professor, Bond University
  • 2010–2018
    Assistant Professor, Bond University
  • 2002–2009
    Lecturer, Griffith University
  • 2004–2009
    Lecturer, CQUniversity

Education

  • 2006 
    Griffith University, PhD - Software Engineering, AI and Visualisation
  • 2002 
    Griffith University, Bachelor Information Technology Honours

Publications

  • 2017
    Piloting mobile mixed reality simulation in paramedic distance education, Serious Games and Applications for Health
  • 2016
    Piloting mixed reality in ICT networking to visualize complex theoretical multi-step problems, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
  • 2016
    Augmenting reality for augmented reality, ACM Interactions
  • 2016
    Using gamification and mixed reality visualization to improve conceptual understanding in ICT system analysis and design, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
  • 2015
    Predictive models for water sources with high susceptibility for bromine-containing disinfection by-product formation: implications for water treatment, Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • 2015
    Interdisciplinary translation of comparative visualization, Australasian Conference on Information Systems
  • 2015
    Towards a pedagogy of comparative visualization in 3D design disciplines, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
  • 2015
    Augmenting distance education skills development in paramedic science through mixed media visualisation, Euromedia
  • 2014
    An enriched multimedia eBook application to facilitate learning of anatomy, Anatomical sciences education
  • 2014
    Mixed media visualization effect on student perceptions and learning outcomes, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education
  • 2014
    Theory identity: A machine-learning approach, System Sciences (HICSS)
  • 2014
    Effect of mixed media visualization on learner perceptions, Australasian Conference on Information Systems
  • 2013
    A meta-theoretic approach to theory integration in information systems, System Sciences (HICSS)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Smart First Aid - Leading the World in 1st Aid Innovation
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Queensland Government
  • 2017
    Improving community awareness of infrastructure noise through mixed reality simulation
    Role:
    Primary-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Queensland Government
  • 2016
    Exploring mixed reality and higher dimensional media use for improved communication and critique across disciplines
    Role:
    Primary-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University
  • 2012
    An Intelligent Kinaesthetic Learning Environment for Teaching Cultural Dance
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University
  • 2012
    Mediating community: A social science research project examining the construction of community & civil society values in residential developments and the utility of ICT
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University
  • 2012
    Visualization of Internomological Citation Networks
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University
  • 2010
    Disinfection By-Product Formation in Alternate Source Waters
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Urban water security research alliance
  • 2010
    Anatomy in the 21st Century: Enriched eBooks to facilitate authentic mLearning of anatomy
    Role:
    Co-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University
  • 2010
    Motivating and teaching computer programming to creative game design students through visual tools and gaming context
    Role:
    Primary-Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Bond University