Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Research Expertise

Staff in the School of Information Studies have expertise in a broad range of areas in the information science field. 

NameContent ExpertiseMethods Expertise
Afzal, Dr WaseemHuman information behaviour; Information and extremism; Electronic commerceStructural equation modelling; Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses
Carroll, Dr MaryInformation infrastructure; Access and equity; Education in work place; Vocational education and higher education; Libraries and their role in the community; Libraries as social and cultural institutions; Impact of outside agencies particularly philanthropic agencies on the Australian education landscapeHistorical research and analysis
Combes, Dr BarbaraInformation-seeking behaviour; Literacy and reading online; eLearningQuantitative data collection (surveys) and analysis; Qualitative data collection and analysis (in-depth questionnaires)
Garrison, Dr KaseyTeacher librarianship; Children and youth services; Children's and young adult literature; Collection development; Cultural diversity in children's and youth literature; Metacognition in the school library; Guided inquiryQualitative methods
Hider, Prof PhilipInformation organisation; Information retrieval; Information architecture; Online information behaviour; Informetrics; Valuation of library and information services; LIS educationQuestionnaire surveys; Transaction log analysis; Usability/protocol analysis; Content analysis; Contingent valuation and choice modelling
Jamali, Dr Hamid R.Human information behaviour; health information; Scholarly communication; scientometricsQuantitative methods; Statistics; Mixed-methods design; Qualitative data analysis
Kennan, Dr Mary AnneE-research; Data management; Scholarly communication; Information openness; E-participation; Informed participationInterpretivist approaches; Qualitative research methods; Actor-network theory; Content analyses
Liu, Dr Ying-HsangInteractive information retrieval; Organisation of information and knowledge resources; User-centred design and evaluation of information retrieval systemsInformation retrieval experiments; Quantitative research design; Social media data analysis
Lymn, Lect JessieCollections; especially zines and other DIY and community collections; Archival practices; LGBTQI+ considerations in information studies; Research data managementQualitative research methods; Ethnography & autoethnography; Discourse analysis; Narrative; Queer theory & scavenger methods
Qayyum, Dr AsimHuman computer/document interaction; Digital libraries; Information and knowledge management; User needs; Information practicesQualitative data collection and analysis; Video analysis
Thompson, Dr Kim M.Socio-cultural information studies; Digital inclusion; Information access; Information poverty; Usability analysis; Underserved groupsQualitative data collection and analysis; Policy analysis
Yi, Dr Zhixian(George)Management and leadership for information professionals; Change management; Knowledge management; Marketing techniques; Information needs and use; Digital libraries; Information technology useQuantitative and qualitative data analysis