Dr Nollaig Frost
C. Psychol, BSc Physics (Liverpool), BSc Psychology (London) Dip Psych Couns. PhD (London)
- Health and Applied Social Psychology Research Group, Middlesex University
- Dept of Psychology Ethics Committee, Middlesex University
- Teaching Qualitative Research Methods at Undergraduate Level (TQRMUL) Working Group, The Higher Education Academy
- Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, The British Psychological Society
- Psychology of Women Section, The British Psychological Society
- British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Frost, N.A & Nolas, S-M (Eds) (forthcoming) Qualitative Research in Psychology, Special issue: Pluralism in Qualitative Research
Frost, N.A, Nolas, S-M, Brooks-Gordon, B., Esin, C., Holt, A., Mehdizadeh, L. & Shinebourne, P. (2010) Pluralism in Qualitative Research: the impact of different researchers and qualitative approaches on the analysis of qualitative data’, Qualitative Research, 10(4), 421-461.
Frost, N.A & Barry, R. (2010) Developing a qualitative research culture: the experiences of one HEI Department of Psychology, QMiP Bulletin,
Frost, N.A (2009) ‘Do you know what I mean?’: the use of a pluralistic narrative analysis interpretation of an interview Qualitative Research (9) (1) 9-29
Frost, N.A. (2009) ‘Pluralism in Qualitative Research: A report of the work of the PQR project’ Social Psychological Review, 11 (1) 32-38.
Frost, N. A (2008), ‘Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Emerging Findings from a Study Using Mixed Qualitative Methods’, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Newsletter,16-21.
Frost, N. A. (2008) ‘Taking the other out of mother: an exploration of maternal narratives’, The Narrative Practitioner, conference proceedings, The Narrative Practitioner: Developing Excellence in Research, Education and Practice, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education (NEWI), 11-13 June 2007.
Frost, N. A. (in press) ‘Exploring Space: using mothers’ narratives of space to develop a maternocentric perspective of becoming a mother to a second child’, Radical Psychology, Special Issue: Mothering on the Margins
N.A., Frost & Bowen, C, (in press) New Pluralistic Strategies for Research in Clinical Practice Qualitative Research in Psychology, Special Issue: Clinical Psychology and Qualitative Research
Frost, N.A., Esin, C., Holt, A., Mehdizadeh, L. & Shinebourne,P. (in press) Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Consensual Findings Individual Interpretations, Qualitative Research in Psychology
Frost, N.A., Eatough, V.E., Shaw, R., Weille, K-L., Baraitser, L., Tzemou, E (in press) Memory-work: Early Encounters, Qualitative Research in Psychology
Frost, N.A & Kinmond.K. (2011) Quality Issues in Qualitative Research in Gibson (ed) Writing Excellent Qualitative Research Dissertations, Sage.
Frost, N.A (Ed) (April 2011) Qualitative Research: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press
- Module Leader: LIfespan Development Psychology(L3)
- Counselling:Theoretical Foundations andCounselling Skills (L1, L3)
- Qualitative Research and Ethics(L1, L2, L3, M Level)
- Mental Health/Mental Illness (L1)
I supervise student dissertations that employ qualitative methodology and am interested in hearing from students who wish to pursue PhDs in the areas of motherhood,mental health and psychoanalytic thinking using qualitative or mixed method approaches.
Current Research includes
Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project, PI: This study has been running since 2006. Originally funded by Birkbeck then the Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section of the BPS it has held 2 successful national symposia for academics and other qualitative researchers from the UK and Europe. The project has several ongoing smaller projects including a project on the pluralistic analysis of naturalistic text and a study on pluralistic reflexivity. A website for the Network for Pluralism in Qualitative Research (N-PQR) is in development and a national event for the network members (membership currently 200+ researchers) is planned.
StoryME: capturing the student Experience, co-investigator
Other research interests:
- Research Methodology: narrative analysis, pluralism and qualitative approaches, reflexivity, researcher impact, mixed-methods, memory-work, applications to policy-making and clinical practice
- Motherhood: second-time motherhood, identity manitenance and reformulation, employment choices, use of space, cross-cultural comparisons
- Counselling and Psychotherapy: group analysis, family therapy, application of psychoanalytic ideas, psychodynamic principles and practice.
- Mental Health: attitudes towards mental illness, communication processes, constructs of mental illness
Dalaker, R. Stigmatisation and self-stigmatisation of people with mental illness (2010-)
Murphy, A. (Middlesex Studentship) 'The Development of Assessment Tools for Parents with Personality Disorder' (2010- )
Frost, Nollaig and Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa (2013) The contribution of pluralistic qualitative approaches to mixed methods evaluations. New Directions for Evaluation, 2013 (138). pp. 75-84. ISSN 1097-6736
Tuesday 22, October 2013
Frost, Nollaig and Kinmond, K (2012) Evaluating qualitative research. In: Doing your qualitaitve psychology project. Sullivan, C and Gibson, S G and Riley, S , eds. Sage Publications, pp. 154-172. ISBN 9780857027450
Wednesday 20, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig (2013) Multiple researchers in mixed methods research: problem, prospect or quality criterion? International Review of Qualitative Research . ISSN 1940-8447 (In Press)
Wednesday 20, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig and Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa (2011) Exploring and expanding on pluralism in qualitative research in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8 (2). pp. 115-119. ISSN 1478-0887
Tuesday 19, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig (2014) Mothering the other: psychoanalytic understandings of becoming a mother to a second child. In: Mothering and psychoanalysis: clinical, sociological and feminist perspectives. Büskens, Petra , ed. Demeter Press. ISBN 9781927335260 (In Press)
Tuesday 19, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig and Eatough, Virginia and Shaw, Rachel L. and Weille, Katie Lee and Tzemou, Effy and Baraitser, Lisa (2012) Pleasure, pain and procrastination: reflections on the experience of doing memory-work research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, , 9 (3). pp. 231-248. ISSN 1478-0887
Wednesday 13, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig and Bowen, Ceri (2012) Commentary: new pluralistic strategies for research in clinical practice. Qualitative Research in Psychology, , 9 (1). pp. 27-31. ISSN 1478-0887
Wednesday 13, March 2013
Frost, Nollaig (2011) Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335241514
Tuesday 20, March 2012
Frost, Nollaig (2009) Pluralism in qualitative research: a report of the work of the PQR project. [research notes]. Social Psychological Review, 11 (1). ISSN 1369-7862
Tuesday 25, May 2010
Frost, Nollaig (2010) Mothering on the margins of space: meanings of space in accounts of maternal experience. Radical Psychology: A Journal of Psychology, Politics, and Radicalism, 9 (2).
Tuesday 13, April 2010