The Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR)

 CQR is part of The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences but attracts membership from across faculties at BU. The Centre offers a potential springboard for cross-faculty development with the Media, Business and Science and Technology Faculties and with the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL).

CQR members hold editorial board positions on major international qualitative research journals and an impressive list of internationally relevant publications. The Centre remains an internationally recognised resource for knowledge transfer activities and for the alignment of teaching and research. It has increasingly become an interdisciplinary and methodological resource beyond its historical contribution to Health and Social Care studies.

The Centre for Qualitative Research acknowledges a history of achievements and expertise which serve as foci for emerging developments in: Humanising Health and Social Care; Performative Social Science and Arts-led Research; Narrative and Biographic Research; and Novel and Innovative Research including auto-ethnography, poetic inquiry, fiction, and creative use of media including Research as Film.


Twitter: @BUQualitative




Judith Chapman, Andrea Lacey, Liz Norton, Carole Pound, Anne Quinney, Immy Holloway, Sarah Collard, Michele Board, Sheila Brooks, Caroline Ellis-Hill (Deputy Director), Kip Jones (Director), Catherine Hennessey (Visiting Professor), Karen Rees, Karen Cooper, Maria (Camila) Devis-Rozental, Wendy Cutts, Jo Thurston, Jenny Hall.


Lorraine Brown, Trevor Hearing (Media), Lee-Ann Fenge, Clare Cutler, Jen Leamon, Janet Scammell, Jonathan Parker, Jane Fry, Nicky Glendenning, Vanessa Heaslip,  Mark Readman (Media), Sarah Crabtree Parker, Ben Hicks, Maggie Hutchings, Andy Mercer, Jill Phillips, Lynn Rutter, Carly Stewart, Emma Kavanaugh


Clare Gordon, Peter Wolfensberger, Kathleen Vandenberghe, Louise Oliver, Elizabeth Gauntlett, Mevalyn Cross, Mananya Podee, Chantel Cox, Katy Baldock, Sharon Waight, Paul Leal, Helen Ribchester, Elizabeth Waithaka