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“Difficulty mentioning the M word”: Perceptions of a woman disclosing negative menopause symptoms in the workplace (2024)
Journal Article
Daly, K., Phillips-Pike, G., Clarke, V., & Beck, V. (in press). “Difficulty mentioning the M word”: Perceptions of a woman disclosing negative menopause symptoms in the workplace. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management,

Purpose This qualitative study explores general perceptions of a woman experiencing negative menopausal symptoms in the workplace. It examines the socio-cultural understandings informing the responses of a mixed participant group, including those un... Read More about “Difficulty mentioning the M word”: Perceptions of a woman disclosing negative menopause symptoms in the workplace.

Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting (2023)
Journal Article
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2023). Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting. Health Psychology Review, 17(4), 695-718. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2022.2161594

Despite the persistent dominance of a ‘scientific psychology’ paradigm in health psychology, the use of qualitative research continues to grow. Qualitative approaches are often based on fundamentally different values from (post)positivistempiricism,... Read More about Is thematic analysis used well in health psychology? A critical review of published research, with recommendations for quality practice and reporting.

Towards good practice in thematic analysis: Avoiding common problems and be(com)ing a knowing researcher (2022)
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Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2023). Towards good practice in thematic analysis: Avoiding common problems and be(com)ing a knowing researcher. International Journal of Transgenderism, 24(1), 1-6

In response to the increasing use of thematic analysis (TA), and particularly the TA approach we have developed, in qualitative and mixed methods research published in IJTH, the editors of the journal have invited us to provide a commentary on good p... Read More about Towards good practice in thematic analysis: Avoiding common problems and be(com)ing a knowing researcher.

‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss (2022)
Journal Article
Wheeler, L., Fragkiadaki, E., Clarke, V., & DiCaccavo, A. (2022). ‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss. British Journal of Midwifery, 30(7), 368-374. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2022.30.7.368

Background A perinatal loss is a life-changing event that can have psychological consequences for a mother both after the loss and in a subsequent pregnancy. Aims This qualitative study aimed to examine mothers' lived experiences of the holistic jour... Read More about ‘Sunshine’, ‘angels’ and ‘rainbows’: Language developed by mothers bereaved by perinatal loss.

‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy (2021)
Journal Article
McEvoy, C., Clarke, V., & Thomas, Z. (2021). ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 21(2), 324-334. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12382

With a few exceptions, the subject of social class has rarely been addressed in counselling and psychotherapy research. This study seeks to contribute to redressing this omission by exploring therapists’ accounts of how social class operates within t... Read More about ‘Rarely discussed but always present’: Exploring therapists’ accounts of the relationship between social class, mental health and therapy.