This SSA-funded initiative is aimed at increasing knowledge of qualitative research practice. The Journal Club will be hosted by different international academic institutions on a rolling 6 month programme.


The first 6 months of the Qualitative Methods Journal Club (QMJC) was facilitated by Dr Charlotte Tompkins from the Addictions Department at King’s College London. From June 2017, researchers from within the Department met monthly to discuss a good quality qualitative research paper. Following the meeting, a copy of the paper and a summary of the discussion from the journal club was made available on the SSA website.

From February 2018, the QMJC has moved to the Centre for Social Research in Health in Sydney, Australia and will be led by Dr Jake Rance.

Over time, this will develop into a library of examples of good practice that those interested in conducting qualitative addictions research can access.