Bruce specialises in the design, delivery and evaluation of community interventions (topic areas have included infant health and breastfeeding, prevention alcohol and drug related harms, HIV prevention and control, mental health promotion and prevention of infectious disease). His current research includes an investigation of the factors affecting the progress of disaster recovery among the earthquake affected communities in Nepal; the influence of a network on public health policy and practice and the use of a systems approach to develop an evaluation framework and tool; and the methods used by industry to promote harmful products in Australia and the region. He has over 80 peer reviewed journal publications, over 184 publications in total and since 2005 he has been the chief investigator on 14 research grants and 3 category one grants. As the Secretary General of APACPH he represents 84 regional universities including all of the Asia Universities in the top 100 in the ARWU rankings. APACPH has regional offices in Malaysia, China, Indonesia, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia. The role of Secretary General is to build the linkages between members and build the research and teaching capacity of members.