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 the Internet. My current research projects include collaborative information seeking in tourism context and human-information interactions by disadvantaged groups including indigenous communities in Australia and immigrants.

Research Interests:

  • Interactive (Cognitive/Collaborative) Information Retrieval
  • Online Multitasking
  • Information Behaviour/Use in the Workplace and in Everyday Life
  • Web Search and Evaluation
  • Social impact of the Internet

Research Grants: 

In total, secured funding is $811,971. 

National Competitive Research Grants:

  • 2017-2019, Du, Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA Fellowship (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), $360,000
  • 2014-2015, Du, The auDA Foundation (national competitive fund), $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 Research Income), $211,000
  • 2013-2015, Ashman, Du and Wahlstrom, The auDA Foundation (national competitive fund), $75,000

University Competitive Research Grants:

  • 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