Hamed Ahmadinia

Research Fellow


  • Cultural and Social Influences on Health
  • Immigrant Information Behavior
  • Information Disparities in Immigrant Populations
  • Interpersonal and Digital Health Communication
  • Predictors of Health Behaviors in Immigrants
  • Quantitative Data Analysis in Migration Studies






I am interested in the intricate dynamics of cultural and social influences on lives within immigrant communities, particularly in Nordic countries. My doctoral research at Åbo Akademi University in Information Studies revolves around this theme, emphasising the importance of understanding and addressing the unique information behaviours of these populations. In my role with the Mobile Futures project, I have honed my skills in quantitative data analysis, examining critical aspects such as trust in migration-related information and the labour market challenges faced by racialized immigrants. This multidisciplinary pursuit not only informs policy but also seeks to mitigate information disparities and improve interpersonal and digital health communication among immigrant groups. My academic journey reflects a steadfast commitment to enhancing understanding and support for immigrant communities through informed research and practical application.


Mobile Futures, WP3: Trust in Information, Academy of Finland (2023–2024).
Mobile Futures, WP4: Trust in the Labour Market, Academy of Finland (2023–2024).


Ahmadinia, H., (2023). Breaking the Barriers: The Impact of Health Information and Cultural Factors on Immigrant Health in the Nordic Countries, Library & Information Science Research, 45(3), 101253.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2023.101253

Arzideh, S., Ahmadinia, H., (2023). Navigating health information chaos: Perspectives from Persian-speaking immigrants in Finland, Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare, 15(4), 528-541. https://doi.org/10.23996/fjhw.127704

Ahmadinia, H., Eriksson-Backa, K., & Nikou, S. (2022). Health information seeking behaviour during exceptional times: A case study of Persian-speaking minorities in Finland. Library & Information Science Research, 44(2), 101156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2022.101156

Ahmadinia, H. (2022). A Review of Health Beliefs and Their Influence on Asylum Seekers and Refugees’ Health-Seeking Behavior. In: Well-Being in the Information Society: When the Mind Breaks. WIS 2022. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1626. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14832-3_11

Ahmadinia, H., Eriksson-Backa, K., & Nikou, S. (2021). Health-seeking behaviours of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Europe: a systematic review of peer-reviewed articles. Journal of Documentation, 78(7), 18-41. https:// doi.org/10.1108/JD-10-2020-0168

Ahmadinia, H., & Eriksson-Backa, K. (2020). E-health services and devices: Availability, merits, and barriers – with some examples from Finland, Finnish Journal of EHealth and EWelfare, 12(1), 10-21., ISSN: 1798-0798, https://doi.org/10.23996/fjhw.64157