Qualitative Health Research Network


Professor Josie Tetley

The art and science of qualitative research - crafting data and telling stories

Professor Josie Tetley, Manchester Metropolitan University

Date and venue

  • Tuesday 24th October
  • 2.30-3.30pm (tea and coffee and registration from 2.00pm)
  • Maple House Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Wing A, 149 Tottenham Court Road

Professor Josie Tetley has been a nurse for over 30 years. She is Professor of Nursing (Ageing and Long-Term Conditions) at Manchester Metropolitan University. During her nursing career Josie has undertaken work with a particular focus on older people and long term conditions. Josie's work has focused on active ageing, the use of new technologies in health and social care, and lifelong learning, using a wide range of qualitative and participatory research methods. More recently Josie has undertaken qualitative analysis of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) wave 6 data that is focused on sex and intimacy in later life. This work has received significant policy and press interest.

In the seminar Josie will draw on her research to show how she has analysed qualitative data to tell produce evidence and stories about people's lives in ways that can have real impact on policy, practice and education.