Qualitative Health Research Network


Crafting the Future of Qualitative Health Research in a Changing World

4th Qualitative Health Research Network (QHRN) Conference, 21-22 March 2019, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK


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).

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to attend pre-conference workshops (day one) on qualitative health research methods and approaches.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019!


Registration for the conference is now open. Early bird rates will apply until the 25th January 2019.

  • Earlybird registration: £75
  • Late registration: £90
  • Pre-conference workshops: £80
  • Discounts: Students will be eligible to receive a 15% discount.

Click here to register for the conference now!


We are delighted to announce that our keynote for the 2019 conference is Professor Glenn Robert from Kings College London. Click here to find out about our keynote speaker. 


New to 2019, we are offering the opportunities for delegates to attend one of four pre-conference workshops (day one) on qualitative health research methods and approaches. All of our workshops are now fully booked. 

Option 1: An Introduction to Rapid Qualitative Research (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 2: Introducing Qualitative Longitudinal Research: The Craft of Researching Lives Through Time (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 3: An Introduction to Ethnographic Research Practice in Healthcare Settings (FULLY BOOKED)

Option 4: Introducing Qualitative Analysis Software (FULLY BOOKED)

These can be booked alongside your conference registration. 

For more information, or to book onto a workshop click here


Accommodation can be booked using the Convenus accommodation service. Alternatively, QHRN have located two other options (hub by Premier Inn, Goodge Street, London or YHA London, Oxford Street)