July 7 – Africa and Middle East

Schedule at a glance – all times in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Time A B C
0845-0855 Opening Session    
0900-0955 AME-CC-A1 – Mothers, Children, and Adolescents 1 AME-CC-C1 – Ethical Issues in Research and Practice
1000-1055 AME-CC-A2 – Mothers, Children, and Adolescents 2 AME-CC-B2 – Mental Health 2 AME-CC-C2 – Public Health
1100-1155 Keynote AME-KN-A1: Hadass Goldblatt – Sharing Qualitative Research Findings with Participants: Exploring Methodological and Ethical Dilemmas
noon-1255 lunch and poster viewing
1300-1355 Workshop AME-WS-A1: Linda Liebenberg -Using arts-based elicitation methods: An introduction to the use of images and artefacts in elicitation-based research  Workshop AME-WS-B1: Brigitte Smit – An Introduction to ATLAS.ti 9  (latest version) Workshop AME-WS-C1: Charmaine Williamson – Writing funding proposals within a qualitative approach
1400-1455 Using arts-based elicitation methods continued. Introductory ATLAS.ti 9 continued. Writing funding proposals continued.
1500-1555 AME-CC-A3 – Professional Education and Practice 1 AME-CC-B3 – Methodological Considerations AME-CC-C3 – Professional Practice 2
1600-1655 AME-CC-A4 – Covid-19 AME-CC-B4 – Professional Practice 1 AME-CC-C4
1700-1715 Closing Session
Check your local time for the equivalent in your area.   Concurrent sessions will have up to 3 papers.


1100-1155 GMT
Hadass Goldblatt
Sharing Qualitative Research Findings with Participants:Exploring Methodological and Ethical Dilemmas

Sharing qualitative research findings with participants, also named member-check procedure, is aimed to enhance participants’ involvement and the study’s credibility. Yet, methodological and ethical questions can arise when performing member-check, challenging its usefulness as well as researcher-participant experience. This keynote presentation will explore benefits and risks, both for researchers and participants, in applying member-check, when studying healthcare and welfare topics. A theoretical review of member-check will be provided, followed by examples of researchers’ experiences of implementing member-check in different research settings (e.g., healthcare-providers’ experiences of working with sexual-abuse survivors; adolescents’ exposure to domestic-violence, and delivering and receiving bad news). Evidently, sharing research findings with participants is a complex and sensitive issue, and at times – it is not the optimal strategy to achieve credibility. The presentation will conclude, suggesting ways wherein such a procedure should be performed cautiously.

Hadass Goldblatt, MSW, PhD, is an associate professor at the Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, and an associate adjunct professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests include the impact of the therapeutic encounter with violence, trauma, and severe health conditions on healthcare and welfare professionals; peoples’ coping with challenging conditions of ill-health, patient-provider relationships, interpersonal violence, and qualitative research methods.


Click below for the full workshop descriptions in each stream.

Using arts-based elicitation methods: An introduction to the use of images and artefacts in elicitation-based research
1300-1455 GMT
Linda Liebenberg

The use of arts-based elicitation methods in social science research has gained prominence within the field of qualitative research. It is widely argued that these approaches to research facilitate critical reflection on the taken-for-granted by participants, and that this process of reflection presents an opportunity for both re-presentation of lived experiences and improved articulation of these experiences in the interview setting. As such, these methods hold great appeal to researchers exploring previously unexplored issues, and/or to researchers working with marginalised communities. This workshop will introduce participants to the use of arts-based (e.g. photographs, videos, drawings, clay work, drama) elicitation field work. Specifically, the workshop will review the theory behind elicitation methods; current approaches to using elicitation methods; the value of these approaches in answering particular research questions; the integration of these approaches into research designs; ethical considerations in elicitation research; as well as limitations of and cautions when using this approach to research.  

Linda Liebenberg, PhD., is a researcher in the field of youth resilience and community development. She is a researcher and evaluator with a core interest in children and youth with complex needs. Her work explores the promotion of positive youth development and mental health, including formal service provision, informal community supports and community development. As a key component of this work, Linda reflects critically on best ways in which to conduct research and evaluations with children and their communities (including multiple service providers). These approaches include participatory image-based methods; sophisticated longitudinal quantitative designs; and the design of measurement instruments used with children and youth. Linda has developed consulting and collaborative relationships with many international community-based organizations, including the World Bank, the World Health Organization, Save the Children Denmark, and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations. In addition to her extensive publications, she has presented on all five continents on culturally and contextually meaningful approaches to promoting positive psychosocial outcomes of children and youth as well as the ways in which this can be researched and evaluated 

An Introduction to ATLAS.ti 9 (latest version)
1300-1455 GMT
Brigitte Smit

ATLAS.ti 9 is a software package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data. The aim of this online introductory workshop is to encourage the effective use of some of the most important tools available in the software for the analysis of empirical data.

Workshop topics include:

  • An introduction to computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS)
  • Principles of computer-assisted analysis
  • Concepts and architecture of ATLAS.ti 9
  • Documents, quotations, codes, memos, comments in ATLAS.ti 9
  • Creating reports
Brigitte Smit (PhD, MEd Cum Laude, BED (HONS), BA(Ed), University of Pretoria) is currently an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada and a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. Brigitte is a twice National Research Foundation Rated Researcher, a Senior Accredited Professional Trainer of ATLAS.ti, and former Research Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of South Africa. Her research focuses on qualitative research methodology, female leadership and relational ethics. She serves as a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches and as Editor (Africa) for the International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Writing funding proposals within a qualitative approach
1300-1455 GMT
Charmaine Williamson

Academics composing funding proposals might well feel that they assume a Janus-like identity to the initiative. Passing through this writing threshold, academics, crafting the proposals, adopt a high focus on the technical compliance of the proposal: such as ensuring alignment with the call for proposals’ templates and the funder’s policy as well as strategic programmes. At the same threshold, academics wish to present the best of their scholarship for the funding, following academic writing conventions. This entails a melding of two different genres of writing, with the first perhaps being the more challenging for academics, and the second being ‘business as usual’. The funding proposal also needs to read coherently with a golden thread of logic that often draws from two different traditions: one as promotional and competitive, the other as tentatively tempered within modestly-couched academic claims. Drawing on experience of twenty three years in relation to funding and funding proposals, this workshop focuses on balancing the writing genres and attending to the qualitative dimensions of funding proposals, such that the proposal presents coherently for these diverse requirements. In recent years, there is an increasing appetite to fund qualitative research, noting the past, and perhaps even current, dominance of the quantitative research traditions. Qualitative researchers therefore need to position their proposal write-up with the added pressures of winning over evaluators who are more schooled in assessing quantitative dimensions of funded research, without losing the rigour and traditions of qualitative approaches. The workshop will provide a conceptual framework for funding proposals, together with the core methodologies that are found in funding, and then hone in on qualitative methodological write up in the relevant sections of international funding templates.

Charmaine Williamson specialises in international funding and project co-operation for research and knowledge outcomes, with a particular focus on European Union (EU) and Members States of Europe partnerships with Southern African. Charmaine regularly updates her knowledge of current trends in funding. Charmaine has worked for a selection of Delegations of the EU in preparing their applicants or grant beneficiaries to run EU-funded projects successfully. She has also trained and presented in Brussels on EU programmes dealing with globally-based research and innovation fund offered by the EU. Charmaine has worked on grant proposals from all perspectives: she has chaired and been on evaluation committees; she has worked directly with funders; she has co-written successful proposals for universities, government and civil society, she has facilitated high-level teams to formulate and complete proposals; she has been on the granting side of funding, formulating and running calls for proposals; she has trained many grant writers and she, herself, has managed research grant projects and accounted to diverse funders. In addition, she completed her doctorate on strategies around resource mobilisation: using organisational strategy and complexity theories within the context of strategies of financing for development co-operation. She has published in her field and presented at a number of international conferences. She is Adjunct Faculty and Research Fellow at the University of South Africa where she supervises and/or supports postgraduate throughput initiatives including preparing them to apply for grant funds.

Concurrent sessions (AM and PM)

All times listed below are in GMT. Click below for the Abstract schedule – abstracts and bios will be available on our Pheedloop event site once opened June 30.

0845-0855 Opening session

0900-0955 AME-CC-A1 - Mothers, Children, and Adolescents 1
Dr. Tiwonge Ethel Mbeya-Munkhondya
Senior Lecturer In Nursing
Kamuzu College Of Nursing
AME-CC-A1.1 - Understanding Disengagement in the Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Programme among Young Mothers in Malawi: A Grounded Theory Study

1000-1055 AME-CC-A2 - Mothers, Children, and Adolescents 2
Dr. Babatope Adebiyi
Postdoctoral Researcher
University Of The Western Cape
AME-CC-A2.3 - Exploring the Perspectives of South African Parents Living in Low-income Communities on What Children Need to Thrive Within the First Thousand Days

Dr. Ola Ali-saleh
Presenting Author
The Max Stern Academic College Of Emek Yezreel
AME-CC-A2.2 - “My Problem is that I Live Next Door to My Mother-in-Law”. Postpartum Arab Women’s Experiences of Receiving Social Support and the Impact on Their Well-Being: A Qualitative Study

Miss Doris Akosua Tay
Phd Candidate
University Of Ghana
AME-CC-A2.1 - ‘I Do Not like Contraceptives, I Am Now Using Concoction and It’s Very Reliable.’ a Study on Unmet Need for Family Planning among Women in James Town, Accra

1100-1155 Keynote, see above
1200-1255 Lunch and poster session, see below
1300-1455 Workshops, see above

1500-1555 AME-CC-A3 - Professional Education and Practice 1
Dr. Atswei Adzo Kwashie
AME-CC-A3.2 - Poster Solicitation: Obtaining More Candid Response during Study on HIV Stigma

Assistant Lecturer
University Of Cape Coast
AME-CC-A3.3 - Registered Nurses’ Description of Patient Advocacy in the Clinical Setting

1600-1655 AME-CC-A4 - COVID-19
Dr. Pnina Dolberg
Ruppin Academic Center
AME-CC-A4.3 - Experiences of Family Members of Nursing-Home Residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Sagit Lev
Bar Ilan Univeristy
AME-CC-A4.2 - The Experience of Nursing Home Multidisciplinary Staff in Israel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ms. Angelique Thomas
Senior Research Assistant
University Of Cape Town
AME-CC-A4.1 - Navigating Lockdowns and Avoiding Breakdowns: Proximal-Resilience Measures Adopted by Young People to Navigate COVID-19

0830-0855 Opening session

1000-1055 AME-CC-B2 - Mental Health 2
Mrs. Gal Furman

Staff nurse and clinical instructor
Tel Hashomer Hospital
AME-CC-B2.2 - A Mixed-Method Analysis of Emotion Work and Resilience among Israeli Healthcare Personnel Treating Pediatric Palestinian Authority Patients

Miss Carmil Keren
Phd Candidate
University of Haifa
AME-CC-B2.3 - No Man Is an Island: Coworkers and Managers Responses to a Traumatic Event of a Colleague

Dr. Dorit Redlich Amirav
Tel Aviv University
AME-CC-B2.1 - In Face of a Conflict Area: A Narrative Inquiry into Mothers’ Experiences of Hope

1100-1155 Keynote, see above
1200-1255 Lunch and poster session, see below
1300-1455 Workshops, see above

1500-1555 AME-CC-B3 - Methodological Considerations
Prof. Irit Kupferberg
Levinsky College
AME-CC-B3.1 - Exploring Complex Discourse Junctions in Professional Zoom Interactions during the COVID-19 Pandemic through Method Triangulation

Dr. Oriana Abboud Armaly
Max Stern Yezreel Valley College
AME-CC-B3.2 - The Power of Metaphor as a Qualitative Tool for Understanding a Complex Experience

Prof. Ronit Leichtentritt
Faculty Member
Tel Aviv University
AME-CC-B3.3 - Interviewing Children via Zoom: An Experience of a Deceptiveness Space

1600-1655 AME-CC-B4 - Professional Practice 1
Mrs. Oboshie Anim-Boamah
University Of Ghana
AME-CC-B4.3 - "We Are Ready to Prevent Pain in Our Children" Perceived Facilitators and Barriers of Managing Invasive Procedural Pain by Nurses in Eastern Ghana

Dr. Shachar Timor Shlevin
Ben Gurion University
AME-CC-B4.1 - From Critical Reflection to Professional Practice: Addressing the Tensions between Critical and Conservative Perspectives

0830-0855 Opening session

0900-0955 AME-CC-C1 - Ethical Issues in Research and Practice
Miss Theresa Barnes
Assistant Lecturer
University Of Ghana
AME-CC-C1.3 - Exploring the Ethical and Legal Challenges of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Ghana

Assoc. Prof Daniel Sperling
Researcher and Faculty Member
University Of Haifa
AME-CC-C1.1 - "Could You Help Me Die?": On the Ethics of Researcher-Participant Relationship and the Limits of Qualitative Research

Mrs. Tamar Vechter
Course Coordinator
Academic School of Nursing
AME-CC-C1.2 - What Is the ‘Proper Hat?’ Juggling between the Nurse’s and the Researcher's Roles

1000-1055 AME-CC-C2 - Public Health
Dr. Dovrat Harel
Tel Hai Academic College
AME-CC-C2.1 - Living with a Spouse with Dementia-Related Hypersexuality: A Narrative Case Study as a Case in Point

Mrs. Olutoyin Ikuteyijo
Doctoral Candidate
Swiss Tropical And Public Health, University of Basel
AME-CC-C2.2 - Exposure to Job-Related Violence among Young Sex Workers in Selected Urban Slums of South West Nigeria

1100-1155 Keynote, see above
1200-1255 Lunch and poster session, see below
1300-1455 Workshops, see above

1500-1555 AME-CC-C3 - Professional Practice 2

1600-1655 AME-CC-C4 - COVID-19 2
Dr. Lesley Gittings
Postdoctoral Researcher
University Of Cape Town and Toronto
AME-CC-C4.1 - Remote COVID-19 Participatory Research with Adolescents and Young People in South Africa

Miss Nokubonga Ralayo
Research Assistant
University Of Cape Town
AME-CC-C4.2 - ‘Drawing Boundaries?’ Researcher Self-Care during Participatory Pandemic- Related Research with South African Adolescents in the Time of COVID-19

Poster session – 1200-1255 GMT

Click below for the full listing – details to follow by mid-late June.

Dr. Emmanuel Bassey
PhD Candidate
University of Western Ontario
AME-PO-A1.01 - Applying Hermeneutic Phenomenological: Exploring the Social Capital Implications of Vision Loss in Adulthood

Mr. Charles Kalinzi
Phd Student
Makerere University
AME-PO-A1.03 - Exploring Procurement Performance Expectations Gap in Public Works Contracts in Uganda’s District Local Governments (Dlg): A Qualitative Analysis of Results

Mrs. Joyce Kamanzi
University Of Alberta
AME-PO-A1.04 - Patriarchal Power as Social Force Shaping Inequality

Mrs. Joyce Kamanzi
University Of Alberta
AME-PO-A1.05 - Social Determinants of Health That Influence the Uptake of the PMTCT Program

Miss Elizabeth Kusi-appiah
Phd Student
University of Alberta
AME-PO-A1.06 - Psychological Responses of ICU Patients: Insights from a Meta-Ethnography Review

Dr. Sagit Lev
Bar Ilan Univeristy
AME-PO-A1.07 - Family Visitations in Nursing Homes during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience and Perceptions of Family Members and Staff

Mrs. Behnaz Torkan
Ph.d. Student In Nursing
University of British Columbia Okanagan
AME-PO-A1.09 - The Effect of Saffron Consumption in the Late Third Trimester of Pregnancy on Perceived Childbirth Self-Efficacy: A Mixed Methods Experiment

Upcoming Local Events (Africa and Middle East)