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.

Name Content Expertise Methods Expertise
Afzal, Dr Waseem Human information behaviour; Information and extremism; Electronic commerce Structural equation modelling; Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses
Carroll, Dr Mary Information 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 landscape Historical research and analysis
Garner, Dr Jane Library services for the undeserved and disadvantaged, adult and juvenile prison libraries, information organisation, collections, community outreach, research methods, use of technology in education, LIS education. Phenomenology, qualitative methods, interpretivist paradigms, inductive reasoning, case studies.
Garrison, Dr Kasey Teacher 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 inquiry Qualitative methods
Hider, Prof Philip Information organisation; Information retrieval; Information architecture; Online information behaviour; Informetrics; Valuation of library and information services; LIS education Questionnaire 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; scientometrics Quantitative methods; Statistics; Mixed-methods design; Qualitative data analysis
Kennan, Dr Mary Anne E-research; Data management; Scholarly communication; Information openness; E-participation; Informed participation Interpretivist approaches; Qualitative research methods; Actor-network theory; Content analyses
Lymn, Dr Jessie Collections; especially zines and other DIY and community collections; Archival practices; LGBTQI+ considerations in information studies; Research data management Qualitative research methods; Ethnography & autoethnography; Discourse analysis; Narrative; Queer theory & scavenger methods
Mansourian, Dr Yazdan Human information behaviour; Information seeking and sharing in serious leisure; Information visibility/invisibility; Information access; Information literacy; Inquiry-based learning Grounded theory; Phenomenology; Ethnography; Thematic analysis, Discourse analysis; Action research; Case studies; Mixed methods
Qayyum, Dr Asim Human computer/document interaction; Digital libraries; Information and knowledge management; User needs; Information practices Qualitative data collection and analysis; Video analysis
Wakeling, Dr Simon Scholarly communication; Open Science; Interactive Information Retrieval (IIR); Graph literacy; public libraries Qualitative methods; Quantitative methods; Mixed methods design and integration
Yi, Dr Zhixian(George) Management and leadership for information professionals; Change management; Knowledge management; Marketing techniques; Information needs and use; Digital libraries; Information technology use Quantitative and qualitative data analysis