Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Crafting the Future of Qualitative Health Research in a Changing World  - Conference registration now open!

Registration for the 2019 UCL Qualitative Health Research Network (QHRN) conference is now open!

Healthcare environments across the globe are undergoing major change across multiple dimensions as they respond to changing populations, major geopolitical instability, global austerity, migration, rapid technological advances, personalised medicine, and ongoing demands for more patient involvement. We believe that empirically robust and theoretically relevant qualitative health research (QHR) is essential to helping local healthcare communities anticipate and navigate the social consequences these changes create. The 4th Qualitative Health Research Network (QHRN) Conference is organised in relation to the theme Crafting the Future of Qualitative Health Research in a Changing World and will seek to advance and improve QHR in the face of the challenges outlined above.

The QHRN Conference is an international biennial event that aims to disseminate research on health, illness and care that uses qualitative or mixed-methods approaches. It seeks to advance the role and current practice of qualitative health research by providing opportunities for discussion, critical reflection and networking.

The conference will bring together researchers from a wide range of disciplines, practitioners, policy-makers, and health service users and, for the first time, will be held over two days. Day one will consist of workshops that delegates can sign up for when registering for the conference (day two).

The conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel in London on 22 March 2019. This time we will be offering pre-conference workshops and training (on 21 March 2019).

To register for the conference, visit https://www.compleatconference.co.uk/events/QHRN

To find out more about the conference or the QHRN, visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/qualitative-health-research-network

Early bird registration is £75 (available until 25 January 2019).

Pre-conference workshops are £80.