News 2018

Qualitative research training in Myanmar

13 August 2018

Last week the University of Sydney’s Dr Nina Berry and Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow spent last week in Yangon, Myanmar, delivering an intensive training workshop with colleagues from the University of Public Health. Funding for this workshop, which introduced qualitative research methods for social science and health, was funded by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at the University of Sydney.

The workshop was delivered to research staff at the Myanmar Institute for Maternal and Child Health, which is a collaboration between the University of Medicine 1 (UM1), the University of Public Health (UPH), Yangon and the Sydney School of Public Health and will enable the nine academics from UPH and UM1 to develop the qualitative research skills they need to be able to observe and understand culture as it influences behaviour and interactions between individuals and institutions, to improve quality of life. This workshop expands on the previous quantitative workshop that was delivered to facilitate collaboration on a secondary analysis of Demographic and Health Survey Data. The team are currently collecting data for a project investigating the drivers of Breast Milk Substitute (BMS) use in Myanmar.

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Dr Nina Berry and Associate Professor Camille Raynes-Greenow with the teams from University of Medicine 1 (UM1) and the University of Public Health (UPH).

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Qualitative research continues over lunch.

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