Dr Michael Olsson is an active researcher in the field of information practices research, with a particular interest in developing more holistic approaches to information research which acknowledge the centrality of the social, the affective and embodied. His work is essentially interdisciplinary and has appeared in leading international research journals and conferences in a range of different fields, including Information Studies, Communication, Leisure Studies and Knowledge Management. He is strongly associated with the emergence of new discourse analytic and practice theoretical approaches to information research. He has a strong interest in the relationship between theory, research and professional practice. He is the 2019-2020 Chapter Director of the Association for Information Science & Technology. He was the recipient of the 2011 UTS Excellence in Learning & Teaching Award.