Louise Vincent, PhD

Louise has a passion for demystifying academia and developing the research abilities, knowledge, and confidence of a new generation of researchers. She is a qualitative researcher who sees herself as a bricoleur—finding it impossible to settle on a single method, she is fascinated by them all, from action research to autoethnography, to discourse and conversation analysis. Her interest lies in providing researchers with the tools to choose the appropriate methods for the questions they seek to answer. Louise was selected as a Rhodes Scholar in 1990. She studied political philosophy and political sociology at Oxford University, where she gained her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. She now works principally in the field of research capacity development—assisting graduate students and academics with a range of research endeavors, including proposal writing, writing for publication, qualitative data methods, qualitative data analysis methods, NVivo, literature reviews, and the use of theory in qualitative data interpretation. Her research interests lie in the field of the politics of the body—an interest in ways in which social and political power relations can be understood to be enacted through, on, and in the bodies of citizens. Louise spends her downtime traveling, reading, and playing competitive lawn bowls.