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Charlotte Albury

BA, MSc, AFHEA, D.Phil

Research Fellow in Helath Behaviours and Teaching Lead in Qualitative Research Methods

I have a background in medical anthropology, and my experience has focused on use of ethnographic and socio-linguistic methodologies to explore patient experiences of health and illness, including  Spirit healing and body modification. I am trained in applied conversation analysis and in the Conversation Analytic Role Play Method

I joined the dept in 2015 and used conversation analysis  to explore audio recorded interactions between patients and GPs during the BWeL trial, and link these to patient weight loss outcomes. I currently work across a series of projects using conversation analysis to identify ways to improve communication in clinical settings, including smoking cessation, diabetes self-management, and clinical risk communication.I also lead and co-ordinate short courses in qualitative research methods. 

I regularly collaborate with colleagues at  Memorial University, Canada, on a suite of work focussing on treatment of lower-back pain in primary care.

Reseacrh interests

Communication in clinical settings

Health behaviours

Conversation Analysis

Use of software in qualitative research


Prior to joining the department I worked in teaching, and I am an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I lead the department's short courses in qualitative research methods. I also co-lead the University's courses on data management with NVivo. 


Course Leader:

Introduction to conversation analysis - HERG Short Courses

Introduction to focus groups - HERG Short Courses

Introduction to qualitative research methods - HERG Short Courses

Introduction to qualitative interviewing - HERG Short Courses

Analysing qualitative interviews - HERG Short Courses

Introduction to NVivo - HERG Short Courses

Up and Running with NVivo - IT Services Training Course 

NVivo: Professional Practice - IT Services Training Course 


Qualitative Research Methods - MSc. in Evidence Based Health Care

Advanced Qualitative Research Methods - MSc. in Evidence Based Health Care

Health Behaviours - Graduate Entry Medicine