My research interests focus on understanding the interplay between human, information, and technology, including theories and applications related to human information behaviour, social impact of digital technologies, and data governance and privacy. My current research projects include collaborative information seeking in tourism and human-information-technology 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
  • Data governance and privacy

Research Grants: 

Secured funding is totalling $1,076,927 . 

External Competitive Research Grants:

  • 2017-2019, Du, Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA) (category 1 grant), $360,000
  • 2017-2018, Sigala, Conduit, Du, Fountain, Gao, Kim, & Haller, Le Cordon Bleu (LCB) Research Grants Scheme, $20,000
  • 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:

  • 2020-2021, Du, T. & Peters, S. UniSA Research Themes Investment Scheme, $40,000
  • 2018-2019, 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, Sigala, Huang, & Ashman. University of South Australia Research Themes Investment Scheme (RTIS) Development Fund, $30,000
  • 2016, Yi, Du, Jamali, & Dolan, Charles Sturt University Faculty of Arts and Education Grant Development Funding, $7044.58
  • 2011-2014, Du, Division of ITEE Early Career Researcher Development Grant, $12,000

Research Projects

Selected Invited Talks