Niloofar Solhjoo

Information experience and everyday pet care and management

Niloofar Solhjoo
Niloofar Solhjoo, PhD student


Supervisors: Dr Maja Krtalić and Professor Anne Goulding


With an Information Science background, Niloofar Solhjoo is a young scholar from Iran passionate about companion animals. During her Master’s degree, she focused on pet health information seeking and health literacy intervention for pet guardians. Since 2018 Niloofar has voluntary worked with different groups in animal information field (e.g. the Association for Veterinary Informatics (AVI), the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the European Veterinary Libraries Group (EVLG). In 2020, Niloofar started her PhD in Information Systems as a Victoria Doctoral Scholarship recipient in the School of Information Management. She is researching on Information Experience (IE) with special interests in the human-companion animal interactions and their everyday lives. Niloofar also has a background in qualitative research, and knowledge management. As an added bonus she can do yoga and artistic swimming.


BA in Library and Information Science, Alzahra University, Iran; MA in Information Management, University of Tehran, Iran

Research interests

Niloofar’s research interests relating to her current project include information experience, everyday life, human-animal relationship, and phenomenology. Her general research interests also include health literacy, information behaviour, veterinary communication, and embodied information.

Selected publications

Solhjoo, N. (2022). “I can tell he is in a good mood.” Embodied aspects of information in human-animal relationship. Conceptions of Library and Information Science - CoLIS11. Oslo, Norway, May 29- June 1, 2022.

Solhjoo, N., Krtalic, M. and Goulding, A. (2021). Pets and people: information experiences in multispecies families. Journal of Documentation, ahead-of-print.

Solhjoo, N. (2021). Information behavior studies to improve companion animal welfare. In Proceedings of the Virtual Talbot Veterinary Informatics Symposium, August 2021.

Solhjoo, N. (Under review). Pet health information behaviour intervention: a model evaluation. Health Information and Libraries Journal. 2021

Solhjoo, N., Naghshineh, N., & Fahimnia, F. (2019). Veterinarians' information Prescription and Clients' eHealth Literacy. Journal of the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Journal de l'Association des bibliothèques de la santé du Canada, 40(2), 32-44.

Solhjoo, N., Naghshineh, N., Fahimnia, F., & Ameri‐naeini, A.R. (2018). Interventions to assist pet owners in online health information seeking behaviour: a qualitative content analysis literature review and proposed model. Health Information & Libraries Journal, 35(4), 265-284.