Catherine McCombie

QUAHRC Alumna (former PhD student and research assistant)

Catherine has a background in clinical mental health practice, before moving to research with her Masters and then PhD at King’s. She is passionate about using innovative methods in qualitative research to improve mental health care and treatment, with particular interest in the areas of eating disorders and dementia. Her other passion is qualitative research ethics, and she is a member of a HRA research ethics committee.

Catherine is currently researching treatment experience and change processes in anorexia nervosa, using a variety of qualitative methods including qualitative diaries, interviews, focus groups, and also natural language processing approaches. Her areas of qualitative expertise include qualitative diaries, interviews, telephone interviews, focus groups, qualitative questionnaires, qualitative research ethics, and thematic analysis, and she is currently grappling with combining grounded theory with narrative analysis.