Previous Speakers

Ronald J. Chenail (Nova Southeastern University)

Ronald J. ChenailRon Chenail, Ph.D., is Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Professor of Family Therapy, and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Twenty-seven years ago he created the world’s first online, open-access, English language, qualitative research journal, The Qualitative Report, and later launched its sister publication, The Weekly Qualitative Report. His web-based resources regularly rank in Google’s top ten qualitative research sites. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage (Taylor & Francis; http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjdr20/current). Previously, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT), the flagship research journal of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), for two terms. In addition, he is an editorial board member of Qualitative Research in PsychologyContemporary Family TherapyQualitative Social WorkCounselling, Psychotherapy, and Health; JMFT; and Sistemas Familiares; as well as a founding editorial board member of Qualitative Inquiry. Since 1990, he has been part of 16 grants and contracts totally over $6,506,300, published over 130 publications including seven books, and given over 190 formal academic presentations at conferences and meetings.

Rosalind Edwards (University of Southampton)

Rosalind EdwardsProfessor Rosalind Edwards is Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences Director of Research, and co-director of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton.  She is also a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.  Rosalind is a founding and co-editor of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology, and has published widely on qualitative research.  She is a co-author of a much-downloaded review paper: How Many Qualitative Interviews is Enough?http://eprints.ncrm.ac.uk/2273/; and her recent methodological book publications include Working with Paradata, Marginalia and Fieldnotes: The Centrality of By-Products of Social Research ((ed. with J. Goodwin, H. O’Connor and A. Phoenix, 2017, Edward Elgar), Understanding Families Over Time (ed. with J. Holland, 2014, Palgrave), and What is Qualitative Interviewing? (co-author with J. Holland, 2013, Bloomsbury).

Christina Silver (University of Surrey)

Christina Silver, PhD, is Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK where she leads the training and capacity-building activities of the CAQDAS Networking Project. The project provides information, advice and training in a range of software packages designed to facilitate the analysis of qualitative and mixed data. Christina also co-directs the department’s Day Courses in Social Research programme which provides qualitative and quantitative methods training, and is co-founder of Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS) which provides customised consultancy services for individuals and groups engaged in data analysis. Christina’s particular interests relate to the relationship between technology and methodology and the teaching of computer-assisted analysis. She has experience in using many different CAQDAS packages (including ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA, NVivo, Transana and QDA Miner) for a range of project types, across academic disciplines, and in applied, government and commercial contexts. Christina is co-author of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide with Ann Lewins and The Five-Level QDA Method for harnessing CAQDAS packages powerfully with Nicholas Woolf and has just published three books on this pedagogy, one each for ATLAS.ti, MAXQDA and NVivo. Over the past 20 years Christina has trained and supported thousands of researchers around the world, focussing on harnessing CAQDAS powerfully, whatever the methodology.

Adriana Henriques (Lisbon School of Nursing)

Maria Adriana Pereira Henriques is coordinator professor of nursing at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Lisboa (Nursing School of Lisbon) Portugal. She is President of the Technical-Scientific Council, since 2014 and member of the General Council of the ESEL. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1981, a specialization in nursing   in 1992, a master’s degree in epidemiology in 1995 from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas   and   Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and PhD degrees in Nursing from the University of Lisboa in 2011.  Her main topics of research are older people with chronic conditions, including nursing diabetes consultations or at home with emphasis on developing and evaluate complex interventions in nursing. In last years, she participated in projects ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing Care (stakeholder elements), a member of the project VaSelfCare, Portugal 2020, 02/SAICT/2016 and focal point and member of project Nurse-Lead Nursing Leadership Educational Program for Doctoral Nursing Students and Postdoctoral Nurses. She supervised PhD thesis and master dissertations in these topics and she is member of committees for public discussions of doctoral thesis and master dissertations. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made presentations in scientific meetings national/international. She is a nursing researcher in The Instituto de Saúde Ambiental (ISAMB) of Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon since 2015, and UIDE/ESEL.  She is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Doctoral Programme in Nursing of the University of Lisbon since 2011, a scholar member of European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) since 2012, and a member of Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education, Portugal – A3ES, 2016.

Luís Paulo Reis (University of Porto)

Luís Paulo Reis is Director of LIACC – Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Lab at the University of Porto and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. He received his Electrical Engineering BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Porto in 1993, 1995 and 2003. His main topics of research are Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robotics, Intelligent Simulation and Serious Games. He was the principal researcher in more than 10 projects in these areas. He supervised 18 PhD theses and 101 MSc theses to completion. He is the author of more than 300 publications in indexed international conferences and journals. He organized more than 50 international conferences and workshops. Through his scientific investigation, he was awarded more than 50 national/international awards. He was President of SPR – Portuguese Society of Robotics and currently is Vice President of APPIA – Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence and is IEEE Senior Member. He also regularly performs expert evaluations for the European Commission, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, National Innovation Agency, among others.