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Dr Peter Bruce

Deputy Chair, Dept of Aviation
PhD, Monash, Australia; MBA, USQ, Australia; BBus, Monash, Australia


Peter's employment in the aviation industry included over 16 years as an operations controller in the Operations Control department in TAA/Australian Airlines. He is the Deputy Chair in the Aviation department and the Course Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Aviation Human Factors and Management courses. At Undergraduate units he teaches Airline Operations and Aviation Business Strategies and management units, as well as supervising capstone projects. He is an active researcher with interests particularly in situation awareness, expertise and operational decision-making in an airline operational environment. Peter is also an FAA licensed dispatcher.

Research interests

Airline Operations; Aviation Safety

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Other Technology - 109900

Teaching areas

Airline Operations;Aviation Strategy


  • 2007, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Industry Engagement Award, Swinburne
  • 2005, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Intersectoral Collaboration, Swinburne
  • 2001, Swinburne, Swinburne Excellence Award for Team Teaching, Swinburne


Also published as: Bruce, Peter; Bruce, P.; Bruce, Peter J.
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