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Professor Virginia Braun

Topic: Understanding the Method of Thematic Analysis and Choosing the Right Approach for Your Project

Virginia Braun is a professor of psychology from the University of Auckland. She has co-authored with Associate Professor Victoria Clarke on a heavily cited method – thematic analysis in 2006. It is now called reflexive thematic analysis. The original paper on TA received close to 100,000 citations.

As an academic psychologist, her interest is in examining the relationship between the social, the scientific and the individual, in relation to bodies, sexuality and health. Together with Dr Clarke, they have written an award-winning textbook - Successful Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide for Beginners. Her  new book focuses on data collection: Collecting Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Methods (co-edited by Victoria Clarke & Debra Gray; Cambridge University Press, 2017), and she (me, Victoria Clarke, Naomi Moller and Hannah Frith) recently edited a Special Issue of Qualitative Research in Psychology on the exciting data collection method called story completion.

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Professor Michael Myers

Topic: Qualitative Research in a Digital World

Michael D Myers is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand. His research interests are in the areas of digital transformation, the social, organizational and cultural aspects of digital technologies, and qualitative research methods in information systems. 

He won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems in 2019 (with Simon Chanias and Thomas Hess) for a paper titled “Digital transformation strategy making in pre-digital organizations: The case of a financial services provider.” He also won the Best Paper award (with Heinz Klein) in MIS Quarterly in 1999. Michael served as President of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) in 2006-2007 and as Chair of International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.2 from 2006-2008. He also served as a Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly from 2001-2005 and as a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research from 2008-2010. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of European Journal of Information Systems. Michael is a Fellow and LEO award winner of AIS.

Professor Rohaida Mohd Saat

Topic: Ethics in Qualitative Research: New Concerns for New Approaches

Dr Rohaida Mohd. Saat is an honorary professor at the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya.

She was the former dean at the faculty and prior to that, she was the Head of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Unit, Quality Management Enhancement Centre (QMEC), University of Malaya. Her area of specialization and research is in science education, teacher education and qualitative research methodology. She headed several research projects in the area of science education, funded by various agencies. She has authored and co-authored several books, articles and research reports in the area of science education and education in general.  She has served as Editorial Boards of Eurasia Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, European Journal of STEM Education and Journal of Science and Mathematics in Southeast Asia. She has served the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) as a MyRA Auditor and on the panel of evaluators for MOHE research grants. She is a trained ISO auditor, and the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUNQA) lead academic programme assessor.


Associate Professor Dr Adina Abdullah 


Dr Adina Abdullah is Associate Professor at the Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.

She obtained her first degree and MBBS from University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK and obtained her PhD degree in University Malaya. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adina Abdullah is actively engaged in teaching, research, and management work. She is a member of Malaysian Primary Care Research Group. Her research interests are in Primary Care Medicine, Qualitative Research, Health Literacy, Digital Health and Patient Empowerment.

Assistant Professor Dr Melati Nungsari

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Dr Melati Nungsari is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Asia School of Business (ASB). 

She holds an appointment at MIT Sloan School of Management as a Research Affiliate. She's a microeconomist whose research is on labor informality, entrepreneurship, and labor market integration of vulnerable groups, such as refugees, undocumented persons, and urban poor. She has consulted for and worked on research projects with the UN High Commissioner of Refugees, the UN Development Program, and the World Health Organization. She is also the Research Lead for the Rapid Youth Success in Entrepreneurship Program, a Citi-Foundation funded program designed to empower young Malaysians start businesses through business and entrepreneurship training, as well as the Faculty Director for the ASEAN Research Center at ASB, endowed by Maybank. Before joining ASB, Dr. Melati was an economics professor at Butler University and Davidson College in the US. 

Dr Chong Su Li 

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Dr Chong Su Li is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Management and Humanities, Institute of Self Sustainable Building, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia

She is also Head of UTP’s University Social Responsibility (Education Pillar). She obtained an MPhil and a PhD in Education from University of Cambridge, UK where she was the recipient of St. Edmund’s College Dean’s Award (2014). Her research interests are in literacy and language education, particularly in the intersections of multilingualism, multimodality and meaning-making. Her latest edited book published by Routledge is Charting an Asian Trajectory for Literacy Education: Connecting Past, Present and Future Literacies (2021). She is the 2021 recipient for United Kingdom Literacy Association’s (UKLA) Brenda Eastwood Award for Inclusion and Diversity in recognition of her work in multilingual, multiethnic and multicultural communities.

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