Semester Two 2016

Winner: Pam Joseph

Paper title: Protecting participant anonymity: challenges and strategies for qualitative researchers

Pam Joseph is a PhD candidate supervised by Dr Rosalie Pockett and Professor Fran Waugh. Her thesis is titled Parent-carers' perspectives on their relationships with complex service systems.

Pam has qualifications in nursing, midwifery, maternal and child health, and social work. It was in a role as Family Advocate with the Australian Leukodystrophy Support Group that she became aware of the complexity of service systems confronting parents who cared for a child with complex care needs as a result of a rare white matter disorder. On moving to Sydney from Melbourne in 2012, she took the opportunity to combine her past professional experience with her ongoing passion for learning, to enable a deeper exploration of this issue through her PhD research.