QSR International Grant for Early Career Researchers

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2022 QSR Early Career Research Grant: 

Xanne Janssen has been awarded $25,000 over two years.



Xanne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.
The title of her project is: Parents’ barriers and facilitators to building better days

This mixed methods study is based on the World Health Organization’s approach to preventing childhood obesity requiring under 5’s to have ‘better days’. This novel concept is based on the 24-hour movement behaviors framework focusing on achieving optimal levels of sleep, physical activity and sedentary behavior. This study aims to build an understanding of how to assist families in deprived areas with building a better day.

Personalized activity profiles will be built from data from wearable activity trackers for families (parent plus child under 5) in deprived areas of the UK. The personalized activity profiles will be central for picturing the child’s 24 hour day and increase engagement during the qualitative component. The Asynchronous Remote Communities method will be used to engage families (n=24) in individual and group discussion tasks over 6 weeks in a closed Facebook group. Activities will be developed with the aim of gaining an understanding of parents' barriers and facilitators to building a better day.

We had 150 completed submissions and the quality of the submissions was high. Due to the excellence of the proposals, we are granting the other nine finalists runner-up awards of either a year’s subscription to NVivo, a year’s subscription to NVivo Transcription or a year’s subscription to Citavi.

The runner-ups in alphabetical order are:

Rachel Bergmans, Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan Medical School, USA - Title: Promoting equity in lupus care and research through community engagement

Matthew Donoghue, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland - Title: European Social Rights in Crisis?

Emine Fidan Elcioglu, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Canada - Title: New Canadians as the New Conservatives?: Immigrants and Voting in Toronto

Eliana Elkhoury, Open and distance education, Athabasca University, Canada - Title: What would the world look like without exams?

Rhodesia McMillian, School of Education, Ohio State University, USA - Title: A Multimodal Qualitative Analysis of Narrative, Discourse, and Policy

David Reeping, Engineering Education, University of Cincinnati, USA - Title: Charting Transfer Students' Information Search using Fully Integrated Mixed Methods

Hardeep Singh, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, University of Toronto, Canada - Title: Exploring transition experiences after spinal cord injury

Alexander Sweetman, Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health, Flinders University, Australia - Title: Patients’ perspectives during online insomnia treatment

Jennifer (Jaye) Thiel, Human Development and Family Studies, University of Alabama, USA - Title: Play in the Time of COVID-19: An Oral and Visual History of Children’s Playstories

And not to forget our 2020 winner, Nicole Corley.  Her latest podcast will be available soon. Don’t miss it to get an update on her research – Ain’t I a Mother: An exploration of Black Motherhood through collage making. Links to her earlier podcast and blog post are below.