• Catherine Houghton

    Dr Catherine Houghton (Co-Chair) is an experienced qualitative researcher with a particular interest in case study research and qualitative evidence synthesis. Catherine is a registered nurse and children’s nurse and completed her PhD exploring clinical skills education in nursing, using a multiple case study design.

  • Dr Andrew Hunter

    Dr Andrew Hunter (Co-Chair) is an experienced qualitative researcher, with particular expertise in Grounded Theory. He worked as a Registered Mental Nurse for 8 years in Edinburgh, training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Psycho Therapy.

  • Dr Patrick Murphy

    Dr Patrick Murphy is a postdoctoral researcher within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group in the School of Psychology NUI Galway. He completed his PhD in the Research Centre for Psychological Health in Trinity College Dublin in 2015.

  • Professor Jenny Donovan

    Professor Jenny Donovan is Director of the NIHR CLAHRC West and Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol. A social scientist by training, the thread running through her research has been to develop, refine and extend the contribution of qualitative research methods to improving health, healthcare, and research design and participation.

  • Professor Declan Devane

    Professor Declan Devane is Professor of Midwifery at NUI Galway and Director of the Health Research Board-Trial Methodology Research Network. He is an Associate Editor with the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, an Associate Senior Lecturer with the UK Cochrane Centre and an author of numerous Cochrane systematic reviews predominantly in the field of fetal assessment.

  • Dr Sandra Galvin

    Dr Sandra Galvin is the coordinator for the HRB-TMRN and is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway. Sandra graduated with a PhD in Bacteriology in 2010 from NUI Galway, after which she worked as a postdoctoral researcher the Department of Clinical Microbiology in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin.

  • Dr Aideen O’Doherty

    Dr Aideen O’Doherty is Programme Manager and Clinical Trial Manager within the HRB-CRFG (Clinical Research Facility Galway). She has previously worked as Programme Officer and Research Coordinator for NCBES, Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI) and HRB Clinical Research Facility, National University of Ireland, Galway. She has educational qualifications in biotechnology, molecular genetics, project management and clinical research.

  • Professor Julia Lawton

    Julia Lawton is Professor of Health and Social Sciences at the Centre for Population of Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. She has particular expertise in undertaking qualitative process evaluations and using longitudinal approaches to aid trial recruitment/consent procedures, interpretation of trial findings and inform decision-making about roll-out of interventions in routine clinical practice.

  • Dr Pat Bazeley

    Dr Pat Bazeley has worked in community development, project consulting and in academic research development. She helps researchers to make sense of their data, working independently and as an Associate Professor at UNSW, Sydney. She has published extensively on strategies for qualitative and mixed methods analysis.