My research interests focus on understanding the interplay between human, information, and technology, including theories and applications related to human information behaviour and social impact of digital technologies. My current research projects include collaborative information seeking in tourism context and human-information interactions by marginalised groups including Indigenous communities in Australia and international immigrants.

Research Interests:

  • Interactive (Cognitive/Collaborative) Information Seeking
  • Information Behaviour and Use
  • Social Impact of Digital Technologies

Research Grants: 

Secured funding is totalling $947,971. 

External Competitive Research Grants:

  • 2018-21, Wu & Du, Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (category 1 grant), RMB480,000 (equivalent AU$96,000)
  • 2017-2019, Du, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) (category 1 grant), $360,000
  • 2014-2015, Du, The auDA Foundation (category 3 grant), $24,952
  • 2014-2016, Wood, Scutter, Du, Glenny, Snowden, Tedmanson, Underwood and Johnson, The Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Innovation and Development Grants (IDG) (ID13-2658, category 1 grant), $211,000
  • 2013-2015, Ashman, Du and Wahlstrom, The auDA Foundation (category 3 grant), $75,000

University Competitive Research Grants:

  • 2020-21, Du, T. & Peters, S. UniSA Research Themes Investment Scheme, $40,000
  • 2018, Du, Caidi, & Bayly, Division ITEE New Adventures Fund (NAF), $11,975
  • 2017-2019, Du, University of South Australia Fellowship Support to DECRA, $60,000
  • 2017-2019, Du, University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme (RTIS) Development Fund, $30,000
  • 2017-2018, Sigala, Conduit, Du, Fountain, Gao, Kim, & Haller, Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) — University of South Australia Research Grants Scheme, $20,000
  • 2016, Yi, Du, Jamali, & Dolan, Charles Sturt University Faculty of Arts and Education Grant Development Funding, $7044.58
  • 2013-2014, Du, Division of ITEE Early Career Researcher Development Grant (13/ECNA-15), $4000
  • 2012-2013, Du, Division of ITEE Early Career Researcher Development Grant (12/ECNA-09), $4000
  • 2010-2011, Du, Division of ITEE Early Career Researcher Development Grant (10/ECNA-01), $4000

Research Projects

Selected Invited Talks