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Dr Yazdan Mansourian is a lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Studies at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Sheffield in 2006. Since then, his research interests have been shaped around the cognitive and affective aspects of Human Information Behaviour (HIB) in different contexts. From 2017 to the present, he has focused on HIB in the context of Serious Leisure. In this ongoing research program, he explores the role of joy and other positive emotions in engaging people with hobbies, amateurism and voluntary activities and how joyful experiences inspire them to seek, share and use information. He also investigates to what extent people's engagement in joyful information activities can contribute to their overall wellbeing.

Research Interests

Dr Yazdan's research includes:

  • Human Information Behaviours
  • Serious Leisure
  • The Joy of Information
  • Information Seeking and Sharing
  • Overall Wellbeing

Teaching

Yazdan's teaching portfolio includes:

  • Library and Information Science Foundations
  • Information Behaviour Theories
  • Research Methods
  • Information Literacy
  • Sociology of Information
  • Information Society

Professional Information

Yazdan has been involved in running 60 workshops in different universities and research centres on various subjects including:

  • Qualitative Research
  • Information Literacy
  • Invisible Web
  • Search Skills
  • Academic Writing.

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Information Science, PhD, University of Sheffield

03 Feb 200315 Nov 2006

Award Date: 15 Nov 2006

Subject keywords

  • Serious Leisure
  • Human Information Behaviour
  • Wellbeing
  • The Joy of Information

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