Upcoming Events

INPQR Inaugural Workshop: Introduction to Pluralistic Qualitative Research and its Role in Research, teaching and Practice (30th January 2020),   and Launch Conference of the Ireland Network for Pluralism in Qualitative Research (31st January 2020)

Both events will take place at University College Cork, and are free. Places can be secured by clicking here.


Our first full day workshop will take place on January 30th 2020 in UCC's School of Applied Psychology. This workshop introduces attendees to pluralistic qualitative research and its application in research teaching and practice.

  • The morning, Introducing Pluralism in Qualitative Research, will provide an overview of the underpinnings of pluralistic qualitative research by offering presentations, discussions, and activities on epistemological considerations, research designs, practicalities, writing-up, and publishing.
  • The afternoon workshop, Applications of Pluralistic Qualitative Research, will draw from research in the fields of health and wellbeing, professional services development, and academia to discuss the challenges, benefits and value of pluralistic research in understanding more about human experience.

Conference to Launch the Ireland Netywork for Pluralism in Qualitative Research with Keynote Speaker Professor Carla Willig, City University of London, UK.

This full day Conference will take place on January 301st 2020 in UCC's School of Applied Psychology. The conference will include presentations and discussions about pluralistic qualitative research with researchers, students and practitioners. The Keynote talk will be delivered by the renowned leader in the field of qualitative research, Professor Carla Willig,  and the newly-formed Ireland Network for Pluralism in Qualitative Research will be officially launched. The day will include a Roundtable and decisions about the role and activities of the INPQR.


The 1st Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology, (EQuiP)

 “Creating bridges” is the 1st Conference of the Association of European Qualitative Researchers in Psychology (EQuiP) and is co-organised by the Laboratory of Psychology (Department of Early Childhood Education, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece) and the Laboratory of Applied Psychology (School of Psychology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece). The conference will take place from 18-20 June 2020, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The 1st conference of EQuiP aims to provide a venue for bringing together qualitative researchers in psychology from different European countries and from different traditions in qualitative inquiry. EQuiP was recently established with the aim to create bridges between qualitative researchers across Europe, particularly enhancing the visibility of researchers from under-represented European countries in qualitative research in psychology. EQuiP’s first conference sets the cornerstones towards creating such bridges.

Early bird registration available until February 28th 2020, see equip2020.gr for more on this and the Conference


Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference: Trajectories towards a new era,  17th-19th September 2020, Malta

The incidence of mental health problems continues to increase worldwide with untold and often ignored negative effects on the social and economic wellbeing of individuals, families and society. This is in part due to major demographic and epidemiological transitions. Statistics are expected to continue to rise as suicide, premature mortality rates linked with mental disorders or dementia are still not included in the global burden of mental health problems (The Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development 2018).

The 8th QRMH conference is seeking to bring together qualitative researchers who are studying aspects related to mental health in different cultural contexts. It will be convened on the island of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean basin. The geographic location of the conference will allow us to reach out to researchers in neighbouring states, including countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, as well as those situated in Europe, whilst welcoming participants from all over the world.

For more info see: qrmh8.com



Ireland Network for Pluralism in Qualitative Research