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Professor Jenny Kitzinger

Professor Jenny Kitzinger

BA (Cambridge), PhD (Glasgow)

Position: Director of Research


Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 74571

Location: Room 0.55A, Bute Building

Focus Group Research


Barbour, R and Kitzinger, J (1999) (eds) Developing Focus Group Research: politics, theory and practice, London: Sage.


Kitzinger, J (2013)  Using focus groups to understand experiences of health and illness  in Ziebland et al (eds) Understanding and Using Health Experience. Oxford University Press

Focus groups', Qualitative Research in Healthcare, 2006

Focus group research: using group dynamics to explore perceptions, experiences and understandings, Qualitative Research in Health Care (Editor: Holloway I) Open University Press, Maidenhead (2005) 56-69.

The grit in the oyster, Le sable dans l’hitre: analyser des discussions de focus group, Bulletin de Psychologie 57 3 (2004) pp 299. The grit in the oyster - english version [121 KB]

Qu’est-ce que les focus groups? (Introduction to special issue on focus groups), Bulletin de Psychologie 57 3 (2004) pp 237 – 244 (co-author)

The analytical potential of ‘sensitive moments’ in focus group discussions’ in Barbour, R & Kitzinger, J (1999) (eds). Developing Focus Group Research: politics, theory and practice, London: Sage (co-author).

The methodology of focus groups: the importance of interactions between research participants, Sociology of Health and Illness 16(1), 103-121 (Reprinted in Bryman and Burgess 'Qualitative Research', Sage) (1994).

Introducing Focus groups: A guide for medical professionals, British Medical Journal 29th July 1995 pp 299-302 Vol 311, no 7000 (Reprinted in Mays, Nicholas & Pope, Catherine (1996)

(ed) Qualitative Research in Health Care, BMJ publishing Group, pp36-46).


Other publications by Jenny Kitzinger:

Risk, Science, Health and Media and Audience Understandings

Sex, Violence & Abuse & Media Representation/Audience

Media power/audience reception overviews

Other health (non-media related) publications