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.

Professor Michael Myers

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

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.

Topic: Qualitative Research in a Digital World

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