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  • 19 h-Index
1987 …2020

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Nigel joined the University in 1992, and was promoted to Professor in Applied Psychology in 2007. He is currently Dean of the Graduate School. Until August 2016 he was Centre Director for the Centre for Applied Psychological and Health Research and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Human and Health Sciences.

Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield, Nigel completed a PhD in Organisational Psychology at the University of Sheffield (awared 1990) and worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Primary Care Research, University of Manchester, from 1990 to 1992.

Nigel is well-known for his work in developing methods for applied qualitative research, especialy the Template Analysis style of thematic analysis, and the use of visual elicitation methods. His substantive interests include inter-professional collaboration in health and social care, nature and well-being and patient and carer experiences of chronic and life-limiting illness.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Applied qualitative research methods 
  • Template analysis style of thematic analysis 
  • Visual methods in qualitative research
  • Pictor technique
  • Phenomenology 
  • Personal Construct Psychology
  • Relationship between engagement with nature and the natural environment and well-being 

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Professional Identities
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Community Palliative Care
  • Psychological Impact of "Green Exercise"
  • Social Impact of "Green Exercise"
  • Gardening
  • Patient Experience of Serious Illness
  • Carer Experience of Serious Illness
  • Creative Practice
  • Creative Identities
  • "Paranormal" Phenomena

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Research Output

A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Exploration of Feeling Joyful

Chauhan, P., Leeming, D. & King, N., 2 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Positive Psychology. 15, 1, p. 99–106 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Embodying Empathy: A Phenomenological Study of Physician Touch

    Kelly, M., Svrcek, C., King, N., Scherpbier, A. & Dornan, T., 1 May 2020, In : Medical Education. 54, 5, p. 400-407 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Expectations and experiences of psychological therapy from the client perspective: a qualitative study

    Brooks, J., Bratley, R., Jones, L., King, N. & Lucock, M., 24 Feb 2020, In : British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Potential application of template analysis in qualitative hospitality management research

    Tabari, S., King, N. & Egan, D., 1 Jun 2020, In : Hospitality and Society. 10, 2, p. 197-216 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    The qualitative analysis of repertory grid data: Interpretive Clustering

    Burr, V., King, N. & Heckmann, M., 13 Jul 2020, In : Qualitative Research in Psychology. 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 4 Oral presentation
    • 3 Invited talk

    Applied qualitative research – why experience matters in medical education

    Nigel King (Speaker)
    14 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    The Personal Meaning of Outdoor Spaces: Using Grids to Qualitatively Explore Constructions of the Environment

    Viv Burr (Speaker), Nigel King (Speaker)
    8 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Using an Asset-Based Approach to Explore the Benefits of Involvement in Community-Centered Initiatives

    Joanna Brooks (Speaker), Alison Rodriguez (Speaker), Barry Percy-Smith (Speaker), Nigel King (Speaker), A. Bravington (Speaker)
    2 Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Undertaking Qualitative Research Into End of Life Care in the Home Environment

    Joanna Brooks (Speaker), Nigel King (Speaker), A. Bravington (Speaker), Beth Hardy (Speaker), J. Melvin (Speaker)
    2 Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Directed Study Time or My Time: Student Nurses' Experience of Directed Study Time in an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum

    Caroline Barker (Speaker), Nigel King (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Michael Snowden (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Karen Ousey (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    10 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation