Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Information Studies Research

The ISRPA encourages the development of studies that use qualitative, quantitative and textual research methodologies and that incorporate various theoretical perspectives. Projects address both basic and applied research goals; interdisciplinary academic partnerships, as well as those with practitioners from library and information studies and related professions, are encouraged. 

The ISRPA includes two research program areas:

  • Information Practices (IP): Exploring People's Activities in Context
  • Information Society (IS): Examining Culture, Community and Context

Overall, the aims of the ISRPA are to:

  • Foster a positive research culture through collaboration and peer mentoring;
  • Build capacity for research through workshops, visiting scholars and other research activities;
  • Mentor less experienced researchers, including Early Career Researchers, Adjunct staff, PhD students and practitioner-researchers;
  • Encourage interdisciplinary research with scholars in related disciplines (e.g., Education; Health; Computing Science);
  • Increase the quantity and quality of research in Information Studies;
  • Promote engagement with researchers at CSU, across Australia, and internationally.

If you would like to learn more about the ISRPA or would like to be involved in our research projects, please contact Professor Lisa Given (

Research Leader: Professor Lisa Given