Qualitative Open Mic: Ethics in Qualitative Research – Episode 5 - Maria Cristina Quevedo-Gómez on Culture and Ethics

19 Sep 2023
Professor María Cristina Quevedo-Gómez

In this series, we are highlighting positive ethical practices in qualitative research with marginalised groups, and discussing ways in which we can make qualitative research inherently more ethical.

In this episode: 

María Cristina Quevedo-Gómez (Cris), PhD. is Principal Professor at El Rosario University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and has 17 years of teaching and research experience in the Netherlands and Colombia, where she used ethnographic research and participatory methods (PAR) to understand health and illness processes. In this episode, Cris discusses how culture and ethics interact. The discussion begins by talking about ethics generally, their importance and the key principles involved when conducting participatory research, ensuring everyone is equal in the research process. This then leads Cris to share her thoughts on intrinsic ethical values, such as wanting to help and do good to others. The conversation ends by exploring how culture can impact ethics in terms of both institutional regulations and cultural societal differences. 

María Cristina Quevedo-Gómez obtained her PhD in Global Health and Medical Anthropology (2012) and a Master’s degree in Public Health (2002) from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Her teaching and research experience focuses around  ethnographic research and participatory methods (PAR) to understand health and illness processes from a collaborative and comprehensive perspective. Her research explores the process of collaborative production of knowledge between scientist and non-scientists, and on its value in the construction of participative social policy as well as social actions that lead to the transformation of current global health issues and social realities towards social justice. 

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