Arceli Rosario – Adventist University of the Philippines (PH)

Arceli Rosario Keynote Speaker WCQR2024Arceli Rosario, PhD, is the president of the Adventist University of the Philippines. She served as a high school principal, vice president for academic affairs, and college president. She has taught courses and conducted training in research, educational administration, and language teaching; published studies in leadership and teaching; and is a co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research in the Asian Context. She was one of the founders of the Asian Qualitative Research Association and is the incumbent president of the Adventist Human-Subject Research Association in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division.

Johnny Saldaña – Arizona State University (US)

Johnny Saldaña keynote speaker WCQR2024Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance, and Theatre. He is the author of Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time, Fundamentals of Qualitative Research, The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind, Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage, Writing Qualitatively: The Selected Works of Johnny Saldaña, co-author with the late Miles and Huberman for Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook, and co-author with Matt Omasta for Qualitative Research: Analyzing Life. Saldaña’s qualitative methods works have been cited and referenced in more than 30,000 research studies conducted in over 135 countries.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka – Umlambo Foundation (ZA)

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka Keynote Speaker WCQR2024Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is former United Nations Under- Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was awarded a doctorate in Technology and Education from Warwick University. She has authored several scholarly and other opinion pieces. A Hauser Leader at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Centre for Public Leadership. She became a Member of Parliament, Deputy Minister of Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of Minerals and Energy, and finally as Deputy President of South Africa in 2005 to 2008. Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka worked tirelessly on programmes and policies to reduce inequality. As the head of the UNwomen, she has been a global advocate for women and girls. She established initiatives such as the HeForShe for men and boys to address gender Equality. She also successfully mobilized an historic $40 billion USD for women and girls around the world.

Uwe Flick – Freie Universität Berlin (DE)

Uwe Flick keynote speaker WCQR2024Uwe Flick is Senior Professor of Qualitative Research in Social Science and Education at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. As a trained psychologist and sociologist and after completing his PhD from the Freie Universität Berlin, he held positions as Professor at Technical University Berlin (psychology), Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin (nursing and social work research), and at the University of Vienna, Austria (political sciences). His main research interests are qualitative methods, social representations in the fields of individual and public health, vulnerability in fields like youth homelessness or (forced) migration. He is author of An Introduction to Qualitative Research (7th ed, 2023, Sage), Doing Interview Research (2022, Sage), Introducing Research Methodology (3rd ed, 2020, Sage), Doing Grounded Theory (2018, Sage) and editor of several SAGE Handbooks (of Qualitative Data Analysis, 2014; of Qualitative Data Collection, 2018; and of Qualitative Research Design, 2022). In 2019, Uwe Flick received the Lifetime Award in Qualitative Inquiry at the 15th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. His current research is on peer relations of chronically ill young adults and their role in coping with the diseases and their impact on everyday lives under chronical conditions.

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