Qualifications

C. Psychol, BSc Physics (Liverpool), BSc Psychology (London) Dip Psych Couns. PhD (London)

Member:

  • 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

Publications

Book

Frost, N.A (Ed) (2011). Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press.

Frost, N.A (forthcoming), Being the Researcher, Palgrave Macmillan

Peer reviewed articles

Frost, N.A. (2013). Multiple Methods in Qualitative Research. International Society for the study of Behavioural Development, Special Section: Qualitative Methods, 2(64): 9-13.

Frost, N.A. & Nolas, S-M, (June 2013). The contribution of pluralistic qualitative approaches to mixed methods evaluations, Special Issue New Directions in Evaluation : Addressing the Credibility of Evidence in Mixed Methods Evaluations: Questions, Issues and Strategies.

Frost, N. A. and Holt, A (in press) ‘Being Mum and Keeping Mum: mothers and non-mothers researching mothers’ Qualitative Research Journal

Frost, N.A.& Bowen, C. (2012). Commentary: New Pluralistic Strategies for Research in Clinical Practice, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 9(1):27-31.

Frost, N.A., Eatough, V.E., Shaw, R., Weille, K-L., Baraitser, L., Tzemou, E (2012) Memory-work: Early Encounters, Qualitative Research in Psychology. 9(4): 399-419

Frost, N.A (2011). Mothering on the Margins of Space:  Meanings of ‘space’ in accounts of maternal experience, Radical Psychology, 9(2), http://www.radicalpsychology.org/vol9-2/frost.htm

Frost, N. A & Nolas, S-M (2011). Editorial: Exploring and expanding on pluralism in qualitative research in psychology, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8(2): 115-119.

Frost, N.A., Esin, C., Holt, A., Mehdizadeh, L. Brooks-Gordon, B. & Shinebourne,P. (2011) Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Consensual Findings Individual Interpretations, Qualitative Research in Psychology 8(1): 93-113.

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): 441-461.

Frost, N.A. and Barry, R. (2010) Developing a qualitative research culture: the experiences of one HEI Department of Psychology, QMiP Bulletin, (1): 32-26

Frost, N.A (2009) ‘Do you know what I mean?’: the use of a pluralistic narrative analysis interpretation of an interview Qualitative Research (9) 9-29

Frost, N.A. (2009) ‘Pluralism in Qualitative Research: A report of the work of the PQR project’ Social Psychological Review, 11 (1) March 2009

Frost, N. A (2008), ‘Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Emerging Findings from a Study Using Mixed Qualitative Methods’, Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section Newletter,16-21.

Journal Editorships

Frost, N.A., Capdevila, R. & Johnson, S. (Dec 2014) Special Issue: Mother, Choices and Agency, Women’s Studies International Forum

Frost, N.A & Shaw, R.L. (Spring 2014) Special Issue: Qualitative Methods in Mixed Methods Research, QMiP Bulletin

Frost, N. A., Book Reviews Editor, (ongoing) Teaching Qualitative Research Special Interest Group, Higher Education Academy.

Frost, N.A & Nolas, S-M. (Eds) (June 2011). Special Issue: Pluralism in Qualitative Research, Qualitative Research in Psychology.

Editorial Board: Special Issue of Psychology Learning and Teaching: Teaching Qualitative Research (2012)

Book Chapters

Frost, N.A (2014). Mothering the Other: Psychoanalytic understanding of becoming a mother to a second child, in Bueskens, P (Ed), Mothering and Psychoanalysis: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives, Demeter Press

Frost, N.A. & Shaw, R.L. (forthcoming). The Emergence of Mixed Methods Research in Psychology, in Johnson B. and Hesse-Biber, S. (eds) The Sage Handbook of Mixed and Multi-method Research, Oxford University Press.

Hesse-Biber, S., Rodriguez, D & Frost, N.A. (forthcoming). Qualitatively Driven Mixed Methods Research, in Johnson B. and Hesse-Biber, S. (eds) The Handbook of Mixed and Multi-method Research, Oxford University Press

Frost. N.A & Elichaoff, F. (2013). Feminist Postmodernism, Poststructuralism and Critical Theory in Hesse-Biber, S. (Ed) Feminist Research Practice: A Primer, Sage Publications

Frost, N.A & Kinmond.K. (March 2012) Quality Issues in Qualitative Research in Gibson (ed) Writing Excellent Qualitative Research Dissertations, Sage.

Frost, N. A. (2011): Pluralism in Qualitative Research in Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press

Frost, N.A. (2011), Interpreting Data Pluralistically, in Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press

Frost, N. A. (2011) Writing up pluralistic qualitative research, in Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press

Frost, N.A (2011). Pluralism in Qualitative Research: Next Steps in Research in Psychology: Combining Core Approaches, Open University Press

Book reviews

Frost, N.A (forthcoming). Mothers and Academia, Castaneda, M. and Isgro, K. (Eds) (2013). Feminism and Psychology.

Frost, N.A. (June 2013). Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture and Rights, Rutherford, A., Capdevila, R., Undurti, V. And Palmary, I. (Eds), Psychology of Women Section Review.

Frost, N.A (2013). Women’s Employment and Homemaking Careers: A Lifespan Perspective, Granrose, C.S. Community Psychology.

Frost, N.A. (2011). Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist reflections, Ryan-Flood, R. & Gill, R. Psychology of Women Section Review, 13(1):35-36

Frost, N.A. (2011). Postfeminism: Cultural Texts and Theories, Genz, S. & Brabon, B.A., Psychology of Women Section Review, 11(2) 24-25.

  • 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

PhD Students:

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- )

Research Publications

The contribution of pluralistic qualitative approaches to mixed methods evaluations

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

Evaluating qualitative research

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

Multiple researchers in mixed methods research: problem, prospect or quality criterion?

Frost, Nollaig (2013) Multiple researchers in mixed methods research: problem, prospect or quality criterion? International Review of Qualitative Research . ISSN 1940-8447 (In Press)

Exploring and expanding on pluralism in qualitative research in psychology

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

Mothering the other: psychoanalytic understandings of becoming a mother to a second child

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)

Pleasure, pain and procrastination: reflections on the experience of doing memory-work research

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

Commentary: new pluralistic strategies for research in clinical practice

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

Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches

Frost, Nollaig (2011) Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches. Open University Press. ISBN 9780335241514

Pluralism in qualitative research: a report of the work of the PQR project. [research notes]

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

Mothering on the margins of space: meanings of space in accounts of maternal experience

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).

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