Yazdan Mansourian is a senior lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Studies. He received his PhD in Information Science from the University of Sheffield in 2006. Since then, his research interests have been shaped around the cognitive and affective aspects of Human Information Behaviour (HIB) in different contexts. Since 2017 to the present, he has focused on HIB in Serious Leisure. In this ongoing research program, he explores the role of joy and other positive emotions in engaging people with hobbies, amateurism and voluntary activities and how joyful experiences inspire them to seek, share and use information. He also investigates to what extent people's engagement in joyful information activities can contribute to their overall wellbeing. Yazdan is also the co-founder and co-director of the Grounded Theory Research Group (GTRG) at CSU.