Dr Andrew Gibson

Find Andrew Gibson on

Chief Investigator

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), GradDipInfoTech (Queensland University of Technology), BEdSt (University of Queensland), DipT (Brisbane College of Adv. Ed.)

Andrew Gibson is an information scientist specialising in reflexive cognition  and expression. He is a Lecturer in Information Science,  School of Information Systems, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Andrew’s research includes theoretical inquiry into the value of reflexive thinking for learning, as well as applied socio-technical investigations into how people express reflexivity. Much of this work has been developed within the transdisciplinary field of learning analytics.  Andrew’s research  outputs have included conceptualisation of a specialised mode of reasoning, Transepistemic Abduction, computational models relating reflective writing to reflection and metacognition, and open source reflective writing analytics software including the GoingOK.org project.

Andrew teaches post-graduate and undergraduate classes in data analytics, and advises postgraduate research students in the areas of learning analytics, information interaction, reflective practice, professional learning, and cognitive science.

Andrew brings diverse industry experience to his academic work. Originally a secondary school music teacher, specialising in music technology, he has also held positions in IT management , creative production management, and small technology startups.

Andrew holds a PhD in Information Science, a Bachelor degree in Educational Studies, Postgraduate diploma in Information Technology, and Diploma in Teaching.

Additional information

Further details of Andrew's industry experience can be found on his linkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/andrewresearch

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
Lead Author, Best Full Paper Winner at Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, Vancouver 2017 (LAK17) for "Reflective Writing Analytics for Actionable Feedback"
Improving Outcomes through Accessible Assessment and Inclusive Practices
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year