Johanna

Proof-reading and feedback (IPA and thematic analysis)

I completed my PhD in health psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, where I was supervised by Professor Jonathan A Smith and used interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) to explore the experience of living with and being treated for end-stage renal disease. Since then, I have worked on projects at the universities of Hull, Bristol, Manchester, Portsmouth and UCL, researching topics including adherence to HIV medication and the wellbeing of GPs. I have expertise in qualitative methods, particularly IPA and thematic analysis. I have published a wide range of papers, which you can check out on my Google Scholar Profile. I continue to do academic work as a freelance researcher. In addition, I have worked as a sub-editor and proof-reader for many years. I spent around a decade as a sub-editor in London, working on magazines and newspapers including the Independent and the Radio Times. I am now based in Bristol, where I run PGPR, write fiction and do lots of yoga.

Layla

Admin, first port of call

As the part-time front-of-house admin assistant, I am on hand for an hour each morning and afternoon in the PGPR inbox, helping to connect our clients with the proof-reader who most meets their needs. I also send the invoices when the work's been completed and help maintain the systems behind the scenes. If you come to us with a project that needs polishing, I'll likely be your first port of call!

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Astrid

Proof-reading, feedback , video consultations, formatting (thematic analysis and grounded theory), transcription

In 2009, I completed my BA in philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. During those ‘early years’ in the world of academia, I developed a love for existentialism, phenomenology and philosophy of mind.

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Claire M

Feedback, video consultations (Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology), transcription

It wasn't until I was introduced to qualitative methods in my third year of my BSc that I fell in love with research. Eight years later, I now have a BSc in Psychology and Criminology and an MSc in Psychology of Health and Wellbeing, plus I'm about to finish my PhD at Keele University.

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Claire R

Proof-reading and feedback, thematic analysis, framework analysis, ethnography, mixed methods

I am a mixed methods health psychology and health services researcher with a keen interest in digital health, long term conditions and implementation science. I have worked and studied at a variety of universities in the UK, and completed my PhD in Improvement Science at The University of Southampton. I am currently based at the University of Oxford but live in Southampton.

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Elly

Proof-reading, feedback, video consultations, formatting (IPA and thematic analysis)

I took a roundabout route to my role at PGPR. My first degree was in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, after which I worked as an engineer on science spacecraft and communications ground stations. I relocated to California in 2002, which meant I couldn’t work as an engineer, so I decided to pursue my interest in psychology.

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Fiona

Feedback, video consultations (IPA and thematic analysis)

I’m Fiona and I live in Derbyshire with my husband, two sons, dog and cat. I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby where I work three days a week. In my role in the psychology team, I specialise in qualitative research as well as leading a pathway on the master’s in behaviour change.

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Georgie

Proof-reading

Having taught modern foreign languages in classrooms across Spain, France and the South East of England for a decade, I left teaching in 2017 to try life in the real world. My passion for creative and inclusive education never faltered, and I established an organisation assisting chronically ill children and teenagers in negotiating their schooling.

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Hannah

Proof-reading

I am a grammar nerd, English fanatic and problem-solver. I split my time between proof-reading awesome pieces of research for PGPR and running my freelance business as a copywriter and content creator.

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Josie

Proof-reading, feedback (qualitative analysis: thematic analysis and IPA; quantitative analyses), video consultations

I’ve worked as a lecturer in psychology, teaching BSc and MSc Psychology, for the last 12 years. I’m currently working as a teaching fellow at King's College London.

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Nick

Proof-reading

I’m originally from a small village in East Yorkshire, and I moved to York to study for an undergraduate degree in History. I then went to Norwich to complete a master’s degree in the same subject.

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Rachel

Proof-reading, feedback, video consultations (IPA), transcription

I am a qualitative researcher and supervisor with specific experience of using IPA. I was lucky enough to cross paths with Johanna when we were members of the same PhD group at Birkbeck University.

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Rosy

Proof-reading, transcription

Brought up in the rural idyll of south Somerset by two fearsome grammar pedants who, themselves, had each been brought up by fearsome grammar pedants, I suppose it’s not the most shocking of outcomes that I became a professional proof-reader.

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Shannon

Proof-reading (mixed methods), transcription

Born and raised on the east coast of South Africa, I completed a Bachelor of Business Science and a Master of Commerce in economics at the University of KwaZulu Natal. During my time there, I also worked as an economics tutor and as an academic coordinator.

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Steph

Proof-reading

I am an early modern music book historian originally from Sussex. With a master's degree in early music editing from Hull and a PhD in seventeenth-century music publishing from Manchester, I am now an Associate Researcher at Newcastle, although I'm based in Carlisle.

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Arif

Business manager

As PGPR’s business manager, I work on the company rather than in it. Marketing, budgeting, accounts, strategies and future plans are all my domain. I mostly stay behind the scenes, but you might hear from me regarding anything which is connected to our work but which isn’t the proof-reading itself. I’m very much the quantitative yin to PGPR’s qualitative yang… and one day I hope to know really and truly what those words actually mean.

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