Sophie Woodward – University of Manchester (UK)
Sophie Woodward is a Professor in Sociology at the University of Manchester where she carries out research into material culture, everyday lives and consumption with a particular focus on fashion and clothing. She is the author of five books on feminism (such as Birth and Death, 2019 with Kath Woodward), material culture (such as Blue Jeans: the art of the Ordinary, 2012 with Daniel Miller), fashion (including Why Women Wear What they Wear, 2007) and methods and has a particular interest in creative and object-based methods, as seen in her most recent book Material Methods (2019) and in her role as Co-Investigator for the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) where she leads on creative methods. She is currently carrying out writing up qualitative research into things people keep in the home but are no longer using (dormant things) that are stashed away in attics. The research is based upon mixed qualitative methods, including ethnographically informed methods, sketching, visual methods, object interviews and follow the thing methods.
Anthony Fernandez – University of Southern Denmark (DK)
Anthony Vincent Fernandez is Assistant Professor of Applied Philosophy in the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics and the Danish Institute for Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark. After completing his PhD in philosophy, he held positions at Dalhousie University, Kent State University, and University of Oxford. He is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Phenomenological Psychopathology and book review editor for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. His research focuses on the challenges of applying phenomenology in fields outside of philosophy, including psychiatry, psychology, and nursing. Currently, he is collaborating with qualitative researchers to develop new ways of integrating philosophical phenomenology and qualitative methodology.
Anna CohenMiller – Nazarbayev University (KZ)
Dr. Anna CohenMiller is an arts-based qualitative research methodologist and award-winning educator who examines issues of equity and inclusion in higher education in Kazakhstan and internationally. She specializes in addressing issues of gender in education and on improving teaching and learning across educational contexts. Dr. CohenMiller has a background in spearheading and fostering international collaboration across interdisciplinary, grant-funded teams and community initiatives, such as Co-Founding Director of The Consortium of Gender Scholars (Kazakhstan, www.gen-con.org) leading a partnership with the Asian Qualitative Research Association; Founder of The Motherscholar Project (www.motherscholar.org), and founding and leading the editorship of Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy (www.journaldialogue.org). Dr. CohenMiller regularly speaks at local and international venues about qualitative research including on topics of social justice, innovation, and demystifying research practices.
Caroline Bradbury-Jones – University of Birmingham (UK)
Caroline is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor and has held a number of academic posts in prestigious universities in the UK. Currently she is Professor of Gender Based Violence at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research work is broadly within the scope of addressing inequalities and more specifically on issues of violence against women. She is the founder of the Risk, Abuse and Violence (RAV) research programme at the University of Birmingham: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/nursing/research/rav.aspx Caroline is a keen research methodologist in the field of qualitative research and has led numerous projects involving qualitative approaches. She is a prolific writer and has published widely in interdisciplinary journals, along with four edited/authored books. Her publications reflect her interest in a range of empirical, theoretical and methodological perspectives relevant to qualitative research. A particular interest is on participatory approaches and specifically, the involvement of co-researchers in sensitive issues research. For several years she has grappled with the complexities of conducting high quality qualitative studies that incorporate a co-research design. She has put forward a number of strategies for ensuring that this is undertaken safely and ethically.
Edgaras Ščiglinskas – Vytautas Magnus University (LT)
Edgaras Ščiglinskas is a Head of the Multimedia Laboratory at the Faculty of Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Edgaras has received his Ph.D. in Informatics. He is focusing on computer graphics, development of VR and AR applications, interactive applications and serious games. In his research work, Edgaras is focusing on analysis of virtual stimuli and human emotions, construction of predictive models.
Judita Kasperiuniene – Vytautas Magnus University (LT)
Judita Kasperiuniene is an Associate Professor and Head of the System Analysis Department at the Faculty of Informatics, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Judita received her Ph.D. in Education (qualitative study) and conducted a multidisciplinary Post-Doctoral research (mixed methods study). She has a postgraduate degree in technology-enhanced learning (University of Liege, Belgium) and an MSc in information technologies (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania). In her work, Judita is currently focusing on issues of VR/AR applications in social settings, designing serious games, online media discourses, identity construction in mediated environments, and intersections of education, communication, and new technologies. Recently, Judita conducts interdisciplinary research examining smart technology solutions in museums, individual and community identity construction, and the use of modern technology in the non-formal adult education sector.
Tomas Krilavičius – Vytautas Magnus University (LT)
Prof. Tomas Krilavičius is Dean of the Faculty of Informatics at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. He defended his Ph.D. on Hybrid Methods for Hybrid Processes at the University of Twente (Netherlands) in 2006. His research interests include applications of artificial intelligence and language technologies in finance, medicine, logistics and defense, and other large scientific infrastructures. Tomas represents Lithuania at NATO Science and Technology organization, and he is a member of the Centre Assessment Committee at Clarin ERIC.
Adelaida Zabalegui (Barcelona University, ES)
Adelaida Zabalegui is a Nurse since 1982 (Spain), Master and Ph.D. in Nursing from New York University (1997) as a Fellow of the Spanish Ministry of Health.
Assistant Director of Nursing at New York City Bellevue Hospital. Director of Nursing School (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya), Chief Nurse Officer and currently Vicedirector of Nursing at Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Associate Professor at Barcelona University. Acredited as Full Professor and Advanced Researcher in elderly care, 250 publications, director of 19 doctoral dissertations and Editor of the spanish version of the journal “Nursing”.
Member of the Boards: European Academy of Nursing Science and Nursing Now campaign (European representative).
Kahryn Hughes (University of Leeds, UK)
I am an internationally recognised scholar in the field of qualitative secondary analysis, lead editor of ‘Qualitative Secondary Analysis’ (SAGE), for which I have also developed innovative methods training. As a Senior Fellow of the next phase of the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), I am responsible for commissioning Qualitative Longitudinal and Qualitative Secondary Analysis research methods training for all UK social scientists for this five year period of its investment by the ESRC. This expertise builds out of my role as the Director of the Timescapes Archive, a world-leading specialist digital data repository for qualitative longitudinal research. Currently, I am Editor in Chief of the BSA/SAGE Journal: Sociological Research Online. I lead the MA Qualitative Research Methods for the School of Sociology and Social Policy.
Grzegorz Bryda (Jagiellonian University, PL)
Grzegorz Bryda is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Sociology of the Jagiellonian University, Head of the CAQDAS TM LAB and the Summer School for Qualitative Data Analysis and Research Methods, Senior Consultant for Statistical Analysis and Data Mining and Lecturer at the Training Center of SPSS Polska (currently IBM Predictive Solutions, 2003–2009), Rector’s Proxy for the Jagiellonian University Evaluation System of Quality Assurance (2008-2017), member of CLARIN PL scientific board (since 2017), lecturer at CAQDAS Summer School in Poland. He has a professional skills in conducting quantitative and qualitative research, moderating discussion groups (+450 FGI) and in-depth interviews (+250 IDI), statistical and qualitative data analysis, qualitative data modeling using NLP and text mining techniques, content analysis and CAQDAS. He is interested in Narrative Research and CAQDAS Analysis, Cognitive Sociology and Corpus Linguistics, Digital Humanities and Social Science Computing, CAQDAS and Linguistics data modelling with NLP and Text Mining approach in QDA. He is working on pioneering project: From paradigm to the research method. The domain ontology as a model of knowledge representation about the contemporary field of qualitative research. He works with public institutions and private companies as a methodologist and data analyst in the business projects.
Luca Longo – Technological University Dublin (IE)
I am a early stage scientist deeply devoted and highly passionate for science. I strive for excellence and contribution to knowledge. I am a curious person, hungry of knowledge, as my never-ending education demonstrates. Since I started my undergraduate studies, my interests have always turned around Artificial Intelligence and innovative applications, especially applied to formal reasoning and the World Wide Web. I have completed a BSc (honours) and an MSc (awarded distinction) both in Computer Science at the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). I have obtained also a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics and an MSc in Health Informatics (awarded distinction) at the University of Dublin, Trinity College (Ireland). Here I have also successfully defended my PhD thesis in Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, I have recently obtained a Postgraduate diploma in Learning and Teaching at the Dublin Institute of Technology, now Technological University Dublin, the largest higher education institution of Ireland, as well as an MSc in Applied e-Learning.. I am a lecturer, covering both MSc and PhD courses in Computer Science and I am the leader of a team of post-graduated talented individuals working in Artificial Intelligence. Learn more >>
David Lamas – Tallinn University (EE)
David Lamas heads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies. He also serves as the chair of the Estonian chapter of ACM’s SIGCHI (http://sigchi.org) and as an expert member of IFIP’s TC13 (http://ifip-tc13.org).
David’s main research interests are design theory and methodologies. He has been designing organizations, communities and human technologies, systems and more since his post-doc at Michigan State University as a member of the MIND Labs network (http://www.mind-labs.org). He has done so in the USA, UK, Portugal, Cape Verde, Mozambique and recently in Afghanistan and Estonia, developing through his experiences an acute understanding of how to shape and lead transformation processes.
Safary Wa-Mbaleka, Asian Qualitative Research Association (PH)
Dr. Safary Wa-Mbaleka is an American educator and scholar who is currently working at the Adventist University of Africa as the university’s director of online education. He also teaches leadership and research courses. He has published several books and articles on qualitative research (see www.MyResearchCorner.org). He has spoken at several universities and at different international conferences and fora on qualitative research in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He is the founding president of the Asian Qualitative Research Association, Philippines.
Martin Tolich – Otago University (NZ)
Martin Tolich’s first degrees were from Auckland University and his Ph.D. in Sociology was from University of California, Davis. He is currently Associate Professor in Sociology at Otago University, New Zealand. Martin has authored and co-authored numerous books on Research Methods and Research Ethics for Pearson, Oxford University Press, Routledge and Sage. His latest books were Planning Ethically Responsible Research (with Sieber), the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics (with Ron Iphofen), Public Sociology Capstone: Non-neoliberal Alternatives to Internships, Social Science Research in New Zealand (with Davidson). His forthcoming book with Routledge is Finding Your Ethical Self: a guidebook for novice qualitative researchers. Tolich’s 2019 sabbatical leave is in Spain and Portugal. During that time he will walk Camino Del Norte analysing the authentic pilgrim from Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault and Max Weber perspectives. He has served on ethics committees for over twenty years and in 2008 founded a not-for-profit independent New Zealand Ethics Committee. In 2012, he gained a blue-sky three year Marsden Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand to study tensions around ethics review.
Ronald J. Chenail – Nova Southeastern University (US)
Ron Chenail, Ph.D., is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Professor of Family Therapy, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Twenty-seven years ago he created the world’s first online, open-access, English language, qualitative research journal, The Qualitative Report, and later launched its sister publication, The Weekly Qualitative Report. His web-based resources regularly rank in Google’s top ten qualitative research sites. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage (Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjdr20/current). Previously, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT), the flagship research journal of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), for two terms. In addition, he is an editorial board member of Qualitative Research in Psychology; Contemporary Family Therapy, Qualitative Social Work; Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health; JMFT; and Sistemas Familiares; as well as a founding editorial board member of Qualitative Inquiry. Since 1990, he has been part of 16 grants and contracts totally over $6,506,300, published over 130 publications including seven books, and given over 190 formal academic presentations at conferences and meetings.
Rosalind Edwards – University of Southampton (UK)
Rosalind Edwards is Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences Director of Research, and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton. She is also a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Rosalind is a founding and co-editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and has published widely on qualitative research. She is a co-author of a much-downloaded review paper: How Many Qualitative Interviews is Enough?: http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/2273/; and her recent methodological book publications include Working with Paradata, Marginalia and Fieldnotes: The Centrality of By-Products of Social Research ((ed. with J. Goodwin, H. O’Connor and A. Phoenix, 2017, Edward Elgar), Understanding Families Over Time (ed. with J. Holland, 2014, Palgrave), and What is Qualitative Interviewing? (co-author with J. Holland, 2013, Bloomsbury).
Christina Silver – University of Surrey (UK)
Christina Silver, PhD, is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK where she leads the training and capacity-building activities of the CAQDAS Networking Project. The project provides information, advice and training in a range of software packages designed to facilitate the analysis of qualitative and mixed data. Christina also co-directs the department’s Day Courses in Social Research programme which provides qualitative and quantitative methods training, and is co-founder of Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS) which provides customised consultancy services for individuals and groups engaged in data analysis. Christina’s particular interests relate to the relationship between technology and methodology and the teaching of computer-assisted analysis. She has experience in using many different CAQDAS packages (including ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, Transana and QDA Miner) for a range of project types, across academic disciplines, and in applied, government and commercial contexts. Christina is co-author of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ann Lewins and The Five-Level QDA Method for harnessing CAQDAS packages powerfully with Nicholas Woolf and has just published three books on this pedagogy, one each for ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA and NVivo. Over the past 20 years Christina has trained and supported thousands of researchers around the world, focussing on harnessing CAQDAS powerfully, whatever the methodology.
Adriana Henriques – Lisbon School of Nursing (PT)
Maria Adriana Pereira Henriques is coordinator professor of nursing at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Nursing School of Lisbon) Portugal. She is President of the Technical-Scientific Council, since 2014 and member of the General Council of the ESEL. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1981, a specialization in nursing in 1992, a master’s degree in epidemiology in 1995 from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and PhD degrees in Nursing from the University of Lisboa in 2011. Her main topics of research are older people with chronic conditions, including nursing diabetes consultations or at home with emphasis on developing and evaluate complex interventions in nursing. In last years, she participated in projects ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing Care (stakeholder elements), a member of the project VaSelfCare, Portugal 2020, 02/SAICT/2016 and focal point and member of project Nurse-Lead Nursing Leadership Educational Program for Doctoral Nursing Students and Postdoctoral Nurses. She supervised PhD thesis and master dissertations in these topics and she is member of committees for public discussions of doctoral thesis and master dissertations. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made presentations in scientific meetings national/international. She is a nursing researcher in The Instituto de Saúde Ambiental (ISAMB) of Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon since 2015, and UIDE/ESEL. She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing of the University of Lisbon since 2011, a scholar member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) since 2012, and a member of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, Portugal – A3ES, 2016.
Luís Paulo Reis – University of Porto (PT)
Luís Paulo Reis is Director of LIACC – Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab at the University of Porto and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He received his Electrical Engineering BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Porto in 1993, 1995 and 2003. His main topics of research are Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robotics, Intelligent Simulation and Serious Games. He was the principal researcher in more than 10 projects in these areas. He supervised 18 PhD theses and 101 MSc theses to completion. He is the author of more than 300 publications in indexed international conferences and journals. He organized more than 50 international conferences and workshops. Through his scientific investigation, he was awarded more than 50 national/international awards. He was President of SPR – Portuguese Society of Robotics and currently is Vice President of APPIA – Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence and is IEEE Senior Member. He also regularly performs expert evaluations for the European Commission, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, National Innovation Agency, among others.