Qualitative Methods Journal Club

The Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) is an SSA-funded initiative, aimed at increasing knowledge of qualitative research practice.

The journal club is overseen by Professor Jo Neale from King’s College London, and is hosted by different academic institutions on a rolling 6-month programme. Participants meet monthly to discuss a good-quality qualitative research paper, and then provide a summary of the discussion for others to read on the SSA website.

Over time, this will develop into a library of good practice, which those interested in conducting qualitative research in the field of addiction can access.

To date, host universities have been sited in Australia, Canada, Denmark, the UK, and the US.

  • February 2023: Sociology Department, Deakin University, Australia. Led by Dr Renae Fomiatti and Dr Kiran Pienaar.
  • May 2022: Department of Community Health and Prevention, School of Public Health, Drexel University, United States. Led by Dr Stephen Lankenau.
  • November 2021: School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Led by Dr Dr Alissa Greer.
  • May 2021: National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, United Kingdom. Led by Dr Stephen Parkin.
  • November 2020: Substance use research group, Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom. Led by Dr Elena Dimova, Dr Matt Smith and Professor Carol Emslie.
  • May 2020: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada. Led by Dr Katherine Rudzinski.
  • November 2019: Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Australia. Led by Dr Adrian Farrugia.
  • March 2019: Center for Alcohol and Drug Research, Aarhus University, Denmark. Led by Dr Maria Dich Herold.
  • September 2018: University of British Columbia, Canada. Led by Dr Ryan McNeil.
  • February 2018: Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney, Australia. Led by Dr Jake Rance.
  • June 2017: Addictions Department at King’s College London, United Kingdom. Led by Dr Charlotte Tompkins.