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Hamed Ahmadinia is a doctoral candidate in Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University with a diverse academic background that spans Accounting to Information Studies. He applies his interdisciplinary knowledge to conduct innovative research that creates value for various stakeholders, including the public and individuals.

His current research interests lie in the intersection of beliefs, information seeking, and minorities. Specifically, he is investigating the factors that motivate diverse populations and beliefs to seek information, the barriers they face, and how they interpret and utilize the information obtained. His research places a particular emphasis on the cultural aspects of information seeking, beliefs, and information behavior, as well as information literacy, health communication, e-health, and minorities.

To advance his research agenda, Hamed is acquiring knowledge and expertise in big data analytics, which enables him to apply contemporary social science research principles and advanced analytical and computational tools to his work.

Read more at www.ahmadinia.fi


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Åbo Akademi University


Master, Business Administration - Specialisation in Finance, Faculty of Management, Azad University Central Tehran Branch, Tehran


Bachelor, Accounting - Specialisation in Taxation, Kharazmi University


External positions

Research visitor, University of Borås

1 Sept 202212 Dec 2022

Research visitor, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

1 May 202231 May 2022


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Health information
  • Information behavior
  • Health belifes
  • Minorities


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