Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Meet the Team

All the Qualitative Research Methods tutors have extensive experience in conducting qualitative research and are experienced teachers on other UCL programmes.

Session leaders

  • Julia Bailey

Julia Bailey is senior clinical lecturer in the e-Health Unit at University College London. She also works as a doctor in sexual health clinics in East London. Julia's research interests include sexual health, e-Health, doctor-patient interaction, and qualitative methodology especially discourse analysis.

  • Fiona Stevenson

Fiona is a Reader in Medical Sociology at UCL. She has been using and teaching qualitative research methods for over 20 years.  Her research primarily focuses on perceptions, communication and interactions about health.  She has a particular interest in eHealth, user involvement and implementation of research. Her particular qualitative methodological expertise is in thematic analysis and conversation analysis.

  • Jane Wilcock

Jane Wilcock is based within the Centre for Ageing & Population Studies, UCL. Her main research interests are in dementia, ageing, emergent technologies and trials of complex interventions in primary care and community settings. This includes a focus on improving the diagnosis and management and end of life care for people with dementia and their families.  A mixed-methods researcher Jane has experience of a variety of study designs such as, RCTs, interview and focus group studies, nominal group techniques and co-design of interventions. In addition she is a methodology expert for the NIHR Research Design Service London.

  • Nathan Davies

Nathan Davies is a Research Associate based within the Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health at UCL. His research interests are in palliative care for people with dementia. He has worked on several large scale national and international qualitative studies and has completed a qualitative PhD.  

  • Rachel Frost

Rachael is a Research Associate in the Centre for Ageing and Population Studies. Her research focuses upon complex conditions in later life, such as frailty, dementia and mental health. She uses mixed-methods approaches, including qualitative primary studies and systematic reviews of qualitative research. She teaches on a number of qualitative research methods courses at UCL.

  • Jamie Ross

Jamie is a post-doctoral researcher funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care. Her main research interests include self-management of long term conditions and the development, evaluation and implementation of e-health. Jamie has experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods and completed a mixed methods PhD.

  • Lorraine McDonagh

Lorraine is a research fellow in the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections - a collaboration between Public Health England, University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her research primarily focuses on the psychological, behavioural, and cultural factors involved health and healthcare. She has a particular interest in sexual health and well-being, behaviour change, and vulnerable populations. She completed a mixed-methods PhD and has conducted several large scale qualitative and quantitative studies. She is recognised by the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow (FHEA).