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Charlotte Albury


Research Fellow

  • Teaching Lead, Qualitative Research Methods, HERG

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 to start an SPCR funded D.Phil studentship supervised by Professor Paul Aveyard, Professor Sue Ziebland, Dr Helena Webb, and Professor Liz Stokoe. My D.Phil research focussed on doctor-patient communication in primary care. I 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 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


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