• Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


  • Bond University 14 University Drive, ROBINA QLD 4226


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Personal profile

Research interests

Multi-dimensional defines my twenty-year academic career as an Associate Professor of Information and Computing Sciences where I coordinate the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). My research 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 communication, learning, skills acquisition and knowledge discovery. I have published in top quality journals/conferences and received multiple national and institutional grants. I also take an active role in supporting learners and peers through mentorship, presentations and expert judging.

Statement for HDR students

I am looking for like-minded students that have a passion for learning and technology. Someone that can challenge themselves, and me, in their pursuit for higher degree learning. If you have an interest in projects related to mixed reality (VR/AR), educational technology, interactive multimedia systems and visualisation please contact me and we can discuss potential project ideas.

Education/Academic qualification

Software Engineering, PhD

Jan 2004Oct 2006

Information Technology, Honours (1st class)

Feb 2002Dec 2002

Information Technology, Bachelors

Feb 1997Dec 1999

External positions

Lecturer, Central Queensland University

Feb 2004Dec 2009

Lecturer, Griffith University Queensland

Feb 2002Dec 2009

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2004 2020

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Open Access
Augmented reality
Virtual reality

Enhancing Learning of System Modelling through 360 Virtual Reality Video and 3D Printing

Munoz-Carpio, J. C., Cowling, M. A. & Birt, J. R., 29 Nov 2019, Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2019 Conference Proceedings. Chew Yi Wei, S., Kah Mun, C. & Alphonso, A. (eds.). ASCILITE, Vol. 36. p. 378-382 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
virtual reality
new technology
learning motivation

eSports Diplomacy: From Threat To Opportunity

Murray, S. & Birt, J. R., 30 Jan 2019, In : Sport Matters.

Research output: Contribution to journalOnline ResourceResearch

Open Access
market share

Is Technology Enabling or Disabling for Diverse Learners Studying Online

Kinash, S., Birt, J. R. & Judd, M-M., 2019, Handbook of distance education. Moore, M. & Diehl, W. (eds.). 4th ed. New York: Routledge, p. 295-310 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

education system
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Optimizing Augmented Reality Outcomes in a Gamified Place Experience Application through Design Science Research

Vasilevski, N., Brand, J. E. & Birt, J. R., 14 Nov 2019, VRCAI '19 Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry. Spencer, S. N. (ed.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2 p. 52

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Augmented reality
User interfaces
Information systems

Activities 1997 2019

Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (External organisation)

James Birt (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

The Mayor's Telstra Technology Awards

James Birt (Participant)
2014 → …

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International Game Developers Association (External organisation)

James Birt (Member)
2010 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

Australian Computer Society (External organisation)

James Birt (Member)
1999 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (External organisation)

James Birt (Member)
1997 → …

Activity: MembershipProfessional Memberships

Press / Media

Focus on e-sports lands Bondy an NCP Scholarship

Finn Robinsen, James Birt & Stuart Murray


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Gold Coast skyline a drawcard of new ‘Minecraft Earth’

James Birt


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student’s ground-breaking app helping kids with disabilities

James Birt


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

eSport corruption and integrity

James Birt


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Future Jobs and the Bond University Transformation CoLab

James Birt


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and its audience as a world-building benchmark for Indigenous virtual cultural heritage.

Author: Majewski, J., 16 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Brand, J. E. (Supervisor), Birt, J. (Supervisor), Webb, S. (Supervisor) & De Byl, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis