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Dr Susie Weller PhD, BSc(hons)

Senior Research Fellow in the National Centre for Research Methods, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences

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Dr Susie Weller is a Senior Research Fellow in the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Since 2000 she has been conducting qualitative social research with children and families across a range of publicly-funded, high profile studies. 

With a substantive focus on care and intimacy, her current work explores the feasibility of conducting secondary data analysis across existing data from several complex qualitative longitudinal studies:  

In 2018 she will also be working as a senior research advisor in an international and inter-disciplinary collaborative network exploring adolescent nutrition and health in sub-Saharan Africa and India, funded by the Medical Research Council.


Susie has in-depth knowledge of and standing in qualitative methods and analysis, particularly longitudinal work with young people and their families. She has a real passion for and commitment to applied research that has real-world impact(s) as demonstrated by her growing reputation for developing novel ways of fostering policy, practice and public engagement in research outcomes. She has authored/co-authored 50 publications in esteemed international outlets, and has given over 80 presentations to national and international audiences. 

Susie has worked several major studies:

In addition to working on major projects, Susie has also received funding for impact-oriented activities including:



Research interests

National Centre for Research Methods

Susie’s research interests include:

  • Childhood, youth and family studies
  • Caring relations, identities and practices
  • The impact of health interventions on families
  • Friendship and social networks
  • Citizenship and participation
  • Creative, participatory and qualitative longitudinal methods
  • Data sharing and re-use practices 

Data sharing and re-use practices

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