Qualitative Research Consultant


Qualitative research makes your project smart. I offer rigorous and insightful research support to help you plan user-friendly interventions, engage effective PPI and maximise your impact.

Research consultancy

Juliet has great skills in working with people and in taking imaginative and thoughtful approaches to research
— Professor Christine McCourt, City, University of London

I'm an experienced, creative, qualitative researcher and facilitator who loves to work with people to put research to good use. I bring together expertise in the organisation of health services with a passion for storytelling, to provide new and dynamic ways of approaching and understanding organisational problems and designing and sharing high-impact research.

Choose from my qualitative research support packages or contact me to discuss your needs:

Qualitative Analysis

I will spend a day or half day (you choose) setting your team up to analyse and learn from your qualitative data. You bring your prepared interview or group discussion transcripts and I will work with your team to plan the next steps. Together we will identify what you want from your findings and build a tailored coding framework just for your project. I can also provide training in QSR NVivo software if you need this.

I can travel up to three hours from Oxford. This package includes 2 hours of follow up support by Skype or Zoom.

Using qualitative research to perfect your trial design

Qualitative research alongside a feasibility study or pilot trial is a goldmine of helpful information about your trial. You’ve done the research and analysed the findings, but what next?

In this half day or full day workshop (you choose), I will work with your team to unwrap your qualitative research findings and what can they tell you about your trial design. We will identify any problems and find practical solutions around recruitment and retention; ensuring user-friendly interventions and public and patient involvement.

If you don’t have any qualitative research findings of your own, we can identify and use existing published research in your field.

Easy-read research summaries

Free your research from behind the paywall. After a phone call to clarify your messages, priorities and audience, I will produce a short, easy-read summary of your report or article.

Publicise your project, create an event handout, feed back your findings to participants, collaborators or partner organisations. Make your work stand out. Graphic design or infographics are also available.

I can also support you and your team with:

  • Qualitative research design

  • Training in interviewing and other qualitative methods

  • Ongoing support for your team during data collection, analysis or writing

  • Supporting Public and Patient Involvement: community consultation, support for PPI representatives during meetings, training for study teams on PPI

  • Event recording: expert note taking and reports on a meeting, conference or event. I can also offer facilitated workshops to explore outcomes and next steps for your team.


My research experience

I have worked on the team developing a new set of Standards for midwifery units in Europe; I have researched the day-to-day experiences of midwives; what makes maternity services successful; how alongside midwife-led birth centres work; new models for antenatal care and women's experiences of both birth and breastfeeding. I have piloted new motion-sensing technologies to try and uncover how birth environments affect clinical practice and I've tested new ways of analysing qualitative stories.

I worked on the Birthplace in England Research Programme; An Organisational Ethnographic Study of Alongside Midwife-led Units and The REACH Pregnancy Programme and with many Universities and NHS Trusts, including City, University of London; King's College London; The University of East London; The University of Nottingham; The University of Oxford and Queen Mary University of London.