What is the relationship between ourselves as researchers and the research that we do?

This important question often is overlooked in our research process, but deserves our careful consideration. In this workshop, we will be diving into the role of the researcher as we walk you through the concept of reflexivity and consider its role, relevance and strength in qualitative research.


Dr Britta Wigginton: Dr Britta Wigginton is a Lecturer in the School of Public Health. Her program of research harnesses qualitative methods to explore the intersection of gender, health and the environment. Britta teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate health promotion courses. Britta is passionate about context-sensitive and reflexive qualitative research. She takes this energy into the classroom and her research to advocate for approaches, methods and ways of thinking and being for researchers and practitioners that challenge the status quo and work towards social justice.

Dr Amy Hickman: After seven years working as a paediatric nurse at Boston Children's Hospital in the USA, Amy returned to University to explore the intersections of expert medical knowledge and practice with everyday ways of knowing about health and disease. Amy received her PhD from the University of Arizona in 2016, and now lives with her family in Brisbane.  Amy's research interests are  health communication, participatory and community-based research methodologies, and  health promotion. 

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About 2019 School of Public Health Workshop Series

The School of Public Health is hosting a series of workshops on qualitative research in the latter half of 2019. The workshops are open to UQ Staff, HDR students and external health professionals/researchers who are keen to understand more about qualitative research.


The cost of this workshop varies for UQ staff and students (free) and for non-UQ staff ($80).


288 Herston Road, Herston Qld 4006
Boardroom, Mayne Medical School Building (881)