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Current Work

Teaching and Curriculum Transformation, Learning Futures  

Expertise Keywords

  • Graduate employability
  • career development learning
  • creative arts
  • creative industries
  • future of education
  • future of work
  • graduate capabilities
  • higher education
  • networked learning
  • organisational change
  • work integrated learning

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 26 (Other: 26)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship



Ruth Bridgstock is Professor and Deputy Director (Curriculum and Teaching Transformation) in Learning Futures at Griffith University. Ruth is passionate about fostering future capability in learners, teachers and educational institutions. Ruth engages in research and scholarship into the changing world of work and social challenges we all face, capability needs, and approaches to learning in the digital age. She designs, develops and evaluates innovative curricula and teaching approaches for the development of these capabilities, and is also engaged in teacher capacity building and institutional change projects.

Ruth is Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (now Advance HE UK), and Australian National Senior Teaching Fellow for Graduate Employability 2.0, which is concerned with how learners, teachers and institutions can connect with others to enhance their learning and work practices.

Ruth’s books include Creative Work Beyond the Creative Industries: Employment, Innovation and Education (Edward Elgar, 2014), Creative Education Pathways Within and Beyond the Creative Industries (Routledge, 2016), and the forthcoming Higher Education and the Future of Graduate Employability: A Connectedness Learning Approach (Edward Elgar, 2018). Ruth’s blog can be found at futurecapable.com.

Awards and Honours

  • Citation for sustained research-based innovation and leadership in curriculum development to build students’ 21st century capabilities and enhance graduate employability in creative disciplines., Australian Awards for University Teaching 2016 - 2016