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Yazdan Mansourian

Yazdan Mansourian is a lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. He received his PhD in Information Science from The University of Sheffield in November 2006. Yazdan has an MA in LIS from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and a BSc in agricultural engineering from Guilan University. From January 2007 to June 2017 he was a faculty member at Kharazmi University. Yazdan joined CSU in August 2017 and since then his main research interest is human information behaviour in the context of serious leisure. He explores the role of joy in engaging people with hobbies, amateurism and volunteer activities and how joyful experiences inspire people to seek, share and use information.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Charles Sturt University


  • 2006 
    The University of Sheffield, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Associate member of ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association)
  • Member of ASIS&T (Association for Information Science and Technology)
  • Member of ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education)

Research Areas

  • Recreation, Leisure And Tourism Geography (160402)
  • Library And Information Studies (0807)