Ina Fourie

Full Professor
Information Science
University of Pretoria
Editorial Advisory Board of Open Information Science

Fields of interest:

Information behaviour, especially in healthcare such as cancer, palliative care, pain; information monitoring and current awareness services; collaborative auto-ethnography; collaborative information seeking; models in information behaviour; affect and emotion in information behaviour and information services; library and information services; distance education; instructional design; library and information services; information literacy, especially workplace and research information literacy

Recent publications:

Fourie, I. & Julien, H. 2013. IRS, information services and LIS research a  reminder about affect and the affective paradigm… and a question. Library Hi Tech, 32(1):190-201.

Fourie, I., Bitso, C. & Bothma, T. 2014. Methods and resources to monitor Internet censorship. Library Hi Tech, 32(4): 723-739.

Fourie, I. & Julien, H. 2014. Ending the dance: a research agenda for affect and emotion in studies of information behaviour. Information Research, 19(4):108-124 (

Julien, H. & Fourie, I. 2015. A reflection of affect in studies of information behaviour in HIV/AIDS contexts: A quantitative content analysis. Library and Information Research (available as early cite) (

Westbrook, L. & Fourie, I. (2015). A feminist information engagement framework for gynecological cancer patients: the case of cervical cancer. Journal of Documentation. 71(4), 752-774.

Anderson, T.D. & Fourie, I. 2015. Collaborative autoethnography as a way of seeing the experience of caregiving as as an information practice. Information Research. Information Research, 20(1) (Retrieved from