At QUESTS, we have three working groups aimed at operationalising our mission to maximise the value of qualitative research in trials.   The Research Working Group coordinates our primary research activities and the system for responding to queries received. Members:

Our Education Working Group organises QUESTS training events and webinars. Members:




Pictured L-R: Dr Elaine Toomey, Dr Patrick Murphy, Dr Catherine Houghton, Ms Linda Ní Chianáin, and Dr Louise Murphy




The Marketing and Communication Working Group maximises the profile, impact and income of QUESTS. Members:

  • Dr Thomas Conway, HRB Trials Methodology Research Network, NUI Galway
  • Ms Jackie Fox, School of Health Sciences, NUI Galway
  • Ms Marita Hennessy, School of Psychology, NUI Galway
  • Dr Catherine Houghton, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway [Interim Lead]
  • Dr Marcella Kelly, School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway
  • Dr Pauline Meskell, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick




Pictured L-R: Ms Marita Hennessy, Mr John Quinlivan, Dr Pauline Meskell and Dr Catherine Houghton