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OnderwijsUniversity of Groningen Summer SchoolsWinter SchoolsQualitative Methods in Research

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Dr. Ajay Bailey
Dr. Ajay Bailey is an Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences in the University of Groningen. He is also the India research & training coordinator for the Faculty of Spatial Sciences. He leads the research line ‘Global Migration, Culture and Place’. He is an anthropologist and a cultural demographer by training. His main research interests include migration, culture, access to health care and mixed methods. He has received seven grants for research and research networking/training.  
Dr. Bailey has over a decade of teaching experience in qualitative methods and has taught various groups in The Netherlands, India, Tanzania, Kosovo, France, Poland, Sweden  and Spain. Together with Prof. Inge Hutter and Dr. Monique Hennink he has co-written a Sage book on Qualitative Research Methods.
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Prof. N. Sreekumaran Nair PhD (IIT, New Delhi)

Prof. Nair is in the board of various institutional/ national and international research committees. He is the steering committee member of South Asian Cochrane Network, executive council member of International Biometric society, general secretary of International Biometric Society(Indian Region), serves as the statistical editor for the Cochrane Collaboration Public Health Group (CPHG), Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) group, fellow of Indian Society for Medical Statistics and Associate Editor of the prestigious Biomed Central journal “Systematic Reviews”. He has extensive publications, conducted many workshops, organized conferences and reviewer for many journals.  He has supervised 11 PhD’s, master students, guided interns and short term projects. He has attracted many research grants from International agencies, government and industry. He is the architect of formation of Cochrane Public Health Group South Asian Satellite Based at Manipal University and the director of the Public Health Evidence South Asia (PHESA).

Dr. Louise Meijering

Louise Meijering works as Assistant Professor at the Population Research Centre at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research interests are in the fields of ageing, well-being, mobility, place attachment, home-making and health, stroke in particular. Methodologically, her expertise is in participatory approaches and qualitative methods, with a focus on in-depth interviews, walking interviews and focus group discussions. Recently, she has started to work on combining qualitative methods with GPS-tracking and mapping through Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Thus, subjective experiences and more objective measurements of mobility can be integrated. Her research projects focus on: mobility and well-being of older adults, experiences of stroke-survivors, health Literacy of older adults, sustainable participation of older adults and well-being of older adults and health care workers in a residential care home.

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Dr. Shirish Darak, PhD

Having received training in Medicine, Anthropology and Demography his research includes quantitative and qualitative methods incorporating disciplinary perspectives from clinical epidemiology, Public Health, Anthropology and Demography. His area of research has been gender, sexuality, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) with topical focus on strengthening research utilization to inform practices and policies. He likes to teach and learn about research methods and their applications. As an assistant professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, he was teaching a course on research process at postgraduate level. He currently works with a NGO, Prayas in Pune, India as a senior researcher.

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