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Prof Gobinda Chowdhury


Department: Computer and Information Sciences

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Prof Gobinda Chowdhury joined Northumbria University in August 2013 after spending a few years as a Professor and Director of the Centre for Information & Knowledge Management at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

After acquiring an Hons., a masters and two PhD degrees in Information Science, I worked as an academic and a researcher at a number of universities around the world for nearly 25 years, the last ten years of which has been  as the head of an academic department or unit. My  previous research focused on interactive information retrieval and digital libraries. My  current research focuses on sustainable information systems and services, and research data management. Over the years, I have successfully managed several research projects, and have written or edited 15 books and over 125 research papers. I am currently the Chair of the European iSchools, and a member of the Executive Committee of the global iSchools organization.


  • Information Science PhD August 01 2013
  • Fellow (FCLIP) Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals (CILIP) 1999

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A Method for Retrieval of Tweets About Hospital Patient Experience, Walters, J., Chowdhury, G. 19 Nov 2018, ICADL2018, Springer
  • Identifying Design Requirements of a User-Centered Research Data Management System, Bugaje, M., Chowdhury, G. 19 Nov 2018, ICADL2018, Springer
  • Research data management and data sharing behaviour of university researchers, Chowdhury, G., Unal, Y., Kurbanoglu, S., Boustany, J., Walton, G. Oct 2018, ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference
  • Data Retrieval = Text Retrieval?, Bugaje, M., Chowdhury, G. 25 Mar 2018, Transforming Digital Worlds, Springer
  • Preface, Chowdhury, G., Gillet, V., McLeod, J., Willett, P. 21 Mar 2018, In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
  • Exploring The Collaborative Activities Of Home-Based Businesses In OECD Countries, Hastings, D., Anwar, N., Chowdhury, G. 20 Mar 2018, 23rd UK Academy for Information Systems International Conference
  • Adaptation, translation, and validation of information literacy assessment instrument, Hani Syazillah, N., Kiran, K., Chowdhury, G. 23 Feb 2018, In: Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • Is Data Retrieval Different from Text Retrieval? An Exploratory Study, Bugaje, M., Chowdhury, G. 15 Nov 2017, Digital Libraries: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives, Springer
  • Preparedness for Research Data Sharing, Chowdhury, G., Boustany, J., Kurbanoğlu, S., Ünal, Y., Walton, G. 13 Nov 2017, Digital Libraries: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives, Springer
  • Information Seeking Behaviour of Aspiring Undergraduates on Social Media: Who Are They Interacting with?, Dodd, L., Chowdhury, G., Harvey, M., Walton, G. 3 Nov 2017, Digital Libraries: Data, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives, Springer

PGR Supervision

  • Julie Walters Start: 01/02/2015
  • Laura Dodd Analysing information behaviour of aspiring undergraduates: how prospective students are using micro-blogging platforms to meet information needs Start: 12/09/2016
  • Maryam Bugaje A Novel Framework for User-Centered Research Data Management Start: 01/10/2015


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