Arif Khan

PhD Information and Communication Studies, Dr

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Arif Khan is a Research Training Coordinator at Charles Sturt University. He began work in the field of information and communication studies in 2000 and later practiced in areas of information management, knowledge governance, information literacy, corporate training, professional development and community development.

In his current role, Arif is working in the areas of researcher development course design, and implementation of impactful training programs for researchers, PhD students, and staff in a university setting. Adept at using a range of research & academic tools, Arif has coordinated a national-level Public Sector Development Project as project director. He has maintained an interest in the technological and social aspects of information and communication studies.

Besides publishing in well-reputed journals, Arif has presented his research work in international conferences. He worked with international projects run by AusAID and Cowater. As a corporate trainer, Arif has designed and conducted 23 national-level training for information professionals, researchers, academics and PhD candidates. Arif’s PhD explored experiential learning programs (ELP) and presented a theory of ELP supervision in information sector organisations.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge governance
  • Socially deprived communities / people with disability
  • Information literacy and gender mainstreaming
  • Social network analysis / social information seeking
  • Data and information security
  • Qualification Framework and accreditation standards
  • Experiential learning
  • Web Impact Factor / Web 2.0
  • Virtual reference services


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Information Management, PhD, Exploratory prioritisation of key elements in practicum supervision - a grounded theory approach, Charles Sturt University


Award Date: 17 Aug 2022

Information and Communication Studies, MPhil, Evaluation of University Library Websites in Pakistan: Usability and Accessibility Analysis.., Department of Information Management, University of Sargodha


Award Date: 19 Mar 2015

Information Sciences, Master, University of Peshawar Pakistan


Award Date: 18 Jul 2002

Library Studies, Bachelor, University of Peshawar Pakistan


Award Date: 24 Sept 1998

External positions

Faculty member, Department of Information Management, University of Sargodha


Project Director (Additional Charge), Establishment Division


Research Librarian, Pakistan Academy for Rural Development


Information Scientist, Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE)


Assistant Librarian, Hazara University


Subject keywords

  • knowledge organisation
  • Information theory
  • knowledge management
  • Social Media
  • information literacy


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