NEW Special Interest Group: Applied Qualitative Health Research - first meeting BSA MedSoc Conference 11.9.13

Many medical sociologists now work as part of (large) multidisciplinary teams (often outside sociology departments) conducting qualitative research and we know from our own experience that conducting such work not always straightforward. Therefore, a group of us (Rose Barbour, Cath Exley, Nina Hallowell and Tim Rapley) put forward a proposal for a new Special Interest Group (SIG) in Applied Qualitative Health Research (#AQHR).

Our first meeting will take place next week at the BSA Medical Sociology Conference at 12.45-1.50 in Derwent 002.

The aims of the new AQHR SIG are to:
a)     Provide a forum for medical sociologists to discuss the practical experiences and challenges of undertaking AQHR,
b)     Share experiences, resources, and good practice in relation to collaborative working and teaching/training others to conduct AQHR
c)     Establish a network of volunteer  'virtual peer-mentors' to provide support and advice for medical sociologists working in relative isolation as part of multidisciplinary applied research teams

In this initial meeting there will be lots of opportunity to share ideas and shape the future of the group, as well as hear a paper given by Professor Rose Barbour. All welcome!

For further information please contact: Cath Exley @cathxly or Tim Rapley
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