BSc, MLIS, PhD (University College London, UK)
I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Studies. I received my PhD in Information Science from University College London (UCL). I have a BSc in Medical LIS and an MA in LIS. Previously I was an Associate professor at Kharazmi University (Iran) and a senior consultant of CIBER Research Ltd (UK). I have published widely on topics related to information behavior and scholarly communication in different journals including JASIST, JIS, JDoc, IPM and so on.
My research interests focus broadly on two areas of scholarly communication and information behaviour. In scholarly communication I have studied open access, repositories, publishing and depositing behaviour of scholars, collaboration, article writing, use of social media in research and reputation building. In the area of information behaviour I have studied behaviour of different user groups in different contexts including academe and health. I have an interest in research methodology and have used different qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods designs in my research in the past. As a member of CIBER Research Ltd in the past we have received grants from different organisations such as European Commission, Elsevier and Emerald. I have personally received grants from Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences.
My teaching portfolio so far includes undergraduate and postgraduate subjects such as research methods, information architecture, information retrieval, XML, describing information resources, and information behaviour. At CSU my current teaching is mainly focused on subjects related to metadata, bibliographic standards and information organisation.