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 (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 is an Assistant Professor in Psychology in the Disciplines of Occupational Therapy and Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group in the School of Psychology NUI Galway.
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 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.
Dr Louise Murphy BSc (Hons), PhD, PG Dip in Nursing Education, RPN, RNT is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway. She has specific expertise in mixed methods research and quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Louise is currently Education Working Group lead for QUESTS.
Dr Katrina Turner is a Reader in Primary Care Research and Joint-Head of the Centre for Academic Primary Care at the University of Bristol. She is an experienced qualitative methodologist with particular expertise in integrating qualitative studies within randomised controlled trials. These studies have been used to develop and evaluate complex interventions, ensure successful trial delivery, aid interpretation of trial results, and inform real world implementation of cost-effective interventions.
Dr Julia Wade is a qualitative researcher and member of the QuinteT team at the University of Bristol. Her research involves applying qualitative methods in trials research to optimise informed consent, recruitment and the patient experience generally. Her previous work as a speech and language therapist gives her a general interest in optimising communication about trials and their findings.
Dr Siobhán O’Connor is an experienced qualitative researcher. Her clinical research focuses on technological interventions for patient self-management and her pedagogical research examines different forms of technology enhanced learning. Siobhán is a registered nurse with a background in informatics and completed her PhD exploring patient and public engagement and enrolment in digital health.