Skip to main content



“It’s like Top of the Pops!”. Exploring PHaR’s ‘favourite’ examples of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA).

 As some of us PHaR members lean more towards the ‘earlier’ stage of our research careers, we considered how newcomers to IPA (and qualitative methods more broadly) could best get a sense of what distinguishes IPA from other methods of analysis. We thought it could be valuable to share our favourite examples of published IPA work: independent of research topic, research outputs that, for us, best ‘show off’ the method. Or to create the opportunity to talk about those papers we just really like . Rather than read each other’s selections beforehand, we met (16 th May 2024), each attendee bringing a paper (or papers) in mind and ready to share. We then briefly outlined what drew us to each paper, before wandering into related discussions and topics. Below, we have captured some of these reflections, alongside the papers that were chosen in a (roughly) thematised series of three collections:   Being not just doing: IPA as a method. Engward, H., & Goldspink, S. (2020). Lodger

Latest posts

Return of the blog

Call for chapter proposals: 'Relationships and Mental Health'


Steps to 're-enliven'

Considering a journey through pluralism...

Reflecting on the first PHaR conference

PHaR conference 2019.

5th July feedback from #IHSRC37 2018

7th June. Watching novelty: considering the use of video recorded interviews

Our PHaR and PsyPAG crossover event