Prior to joining CSU Bruce spent thirty-eight years in the NSW Public Service in the fields of health and welfare, and retired from CSU in 2004. Bruce has particular interests in out-of-home-care, legislation as a casework tool, indigenous self-determination and management. He is a graduate of CSU, graduating in social work in 1998. Bruce completed his PhD in 2005, researching the understanding social workers have of social justice
Bruce teaches in Field Education and Social work theory subjects.