ICPH's Master of Public Health students have just completed a qualitative study entailing analyzing 11 transcripts focusing on what lockdown due to COVID-19 means for Palestinian women. While the results are not generalize-able, nevertheless, qualitative investigations are important to bring insights into the added burdens women face in an already burdened context and can prepare the way for a quantitative investigation.
Professor John Macdonald, Director of the Men's Health Information and Resource Center at the University of Western Sydney, led a discussion on the social determinants of male suicide in Australia in a workshop organized by Birzeit University’s Institute of Community and Public (ICPH) Health on Thursday, September 5, 2019.
The R4HC-Turkey “Health and Conflict” work stream organised and hosted the certified ‘Qualitative Research Methods for Mental Health in War and Conflict’ course. The course has been developed by researchers from Birzeit University (BZU) in Palestine and King’s College London (KCL) in the UK who came to teach it at Hacettepe University over four days from 15-18 April 2019. The teaching was delivered by Dr. Hanna Kienzler and Dr. Nancy Tamimi from KCL; and Dr. Weeam Hammoudeh from BZU; with assistance from Dr. Gamze Aktuna and Dr. Fahad Ahmed from Hacettepe University and Mathias Regent from KCL. This intensive course focused on qualitative research skills and introduced participants to (mental) health in war and conflict, the value and process of qualitative research, and ethical procedures and challenges; how to design research projects, formulate research questions, and recruit participants; different data collection methods such as observations, semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions; and data analysis and dissemination including conference posters, infographics and oral presentations.