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Dr James Birt   BInfoTech(Hons), PhD

BInfoTech(Hons), PhD,

Dr James Birt
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Society and Design
Bond University QLD 4229

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Society and Design

Office Telephone Number
Within Australia:
From overseas:

7 559 52697
+61 7 559 52697
Building Level: 1
Building: 1a. Faculty of Society and Design
Location: Bond University
Professional Biography
Multi-dimensional defines my academic career as an Assistant Professor and discipline lead for Interactive Media and Design in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University. I coordinate the Mixed Reality Research Lab ( at Bond University. My experience in higher education and the wider community has formed around my twenty years of industry and academic experience in emerging technology, teaching and learning. I take an active role in supporting learners and peers through mentorship, presentations and expert judging. My scholarship in learning and teaching spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of interactive Mixed Reality (virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3d printing, mobile) experiences and visualisations assisting learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery.

Since receiving an Australian National Office of Learning and Teaching citation in 2014, I have concentrated my scholarship on MR and visualisation, publishing in top quality journals/conferences and receiving multiple national and Bond University grants directly related to innovative MR technology, learning, and education scholarship.
Bachelor of Information Technology (First Class Honors) - Griffith University
Doctor of Philosophy - Griffith University
Professional admission & memberships

Member of the IEEE

Member of the Australia Computer Society

Member of the International Game Developers Association

Member of the Goldenkey International Honours Society

Member of the Game Developers Association of Australia

Teaching expertise
James has been a lecturer for over ten years teaching numerous subjects including Project Management, Programming, Software Engineering, Multimedia Animation and Computer Games.
Subject list

MMDE11-150 Website Design

MMDE12-250 2D Animation and Simple Games

MMDE13-373 Interactive Media Project and Presentation

GAME11-110 Design Logic

MMDE13-340 3D Modelling, Animation and Video Combining

MMDE11-140 Digital Media Design

Teaching awards

Bond University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award

Research interests & research expertise

James has published papers in the area of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence with focus on Artificial Intelligent Pattern Recognition, Quality Assurance and Reliability.

Recently, James has been working on research projects in the area of mobile learning,human computer interaction, games and education, modelling and simulation, Artificial Intelligence and complex system visualisation.

Current research grants

Bond University Vice Chancellor Research Grant for Visualisation of Internomological Networks

Urban Water Security Research Alliance grant for Modelling Disinfection by-product Formation in Alternate Source Waters

Bond University Teaching and Learning Research Grant - Motivating and teaching computer programming to creative game design students through visual tools and gaming context

Recent research grants

Bond University Teaching and Learning Research Grant - Anatomy in the 21st Century: Enriched eBooks to facilitate authentic mLearning of anatomy

Research partners & collaborators

Dr. Jeff Brand - Bond University

Dr. Penny de Byl - Bond University

Allan Stirling - Bond University

Dr. Dirk Hovorka - Bond University

Dr. Nicole Knight - Griffith University

James Birt
(Link to personal researcher page)

Recent Publications
  • Effectiveness of genetic algorithms for potential error detection in software using random error seeding
  • Predictive models for water sources with high susceptibility for bromine-containing disinfection by-product formation: Implications for water treatment
  • Toward future 'mixed reality' learning spaces for STEAM education
  • How Does Natural Organic Matter Removal Impact on Disinfection By-Product Formation?
  • Piloting mobile mixed reality simulation in paramedic distance education
  • Augmenting reality for augmenting reality
  • Teaching complex theoretical multi-step problems in ICT networking through 3D printing and augmented reality
  • Towards a pedagogy of comparative visualization in 3D design disciplines
  • Mixed reality in higher education: Pedagogy before technology
  • Piloting mixed reality in ICT networking to visualize complex theoretical multi-step problems