If you ask someone the same questions on the phone or in an office will you get the same responses as if you ask the questions in the setting they relate to?

Emerging research indicates that interviews, when conducted where physical, social and cultural characteristics of the setting prompt conversations, result in richer and more meaningful data.

This workshop is the final in our workshop series for 2019. It will introduce innovative approaches such as participatory and mobile interview methods, and explore the richness of doing research in-situ, including how to advocate for the value of this line of 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 Liz Barber: Liz completed a Master of Public Health at UQ in 2005, in which she explored gaps between the evidence, policy and practice of sexuality education in primary school.
Her mixed methods PhD explored links between children’s health and urban nature. Creating innovative study designs, unpacking complex data and developing pragmatic applications for research are a few of her favourite things.

Payment and Registration

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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
Room 418, Level 4, Public Health Building (887)