Adapting to Online Research

The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society (CWOS) warmly invite you to join opur colleagues at Essex Business School as they explore ways to adapt your research to an online format.

  • Wed 3 Jun 20

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Dr Danielle Tucker, Dr Maria Hudson and Professor Philip Hancock

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Work, Organisation and Society (CWOS) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Sophie Hales

This webinar will consist of three short presentations. The aim of this webinar is to explore the ways in which research may be negotiated under the constraints of COVID-19 lockdown. During this session, experiences of adapting funded projects, conducting online interviewing and ethical issues and considerations will be shared.

Seminar abstract

Dr Danielle Tucker will talk briefly about her approach to prioritising and adjusting her own personal research strategy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More specifically she will explain how she has made adjustments to the research methodology for her Eastern Academic Research Consortium (ARC) funded project titled "Rethinking Ethical Consumerism". Understanding the differing householder roles in effecting sustainable change, moving away from design thinking workshops and focus groups, to an online photographic study which will be conducted remotely.

She will discuss adjusting research objectives, asking funders to support changes, and managing research assistants and budgets in these unusual times.


Professor Philip Hancock will talk briefly about his experience of online interviewing under the constraints on COVID-19.

He will reflected on the opportunities and challenges it presents, as well as the importance of wearing one's best pyjamas.


Dr Maria Hudson will talk about ethical issues and practices in 'remote/online research'.

The presentation will focus on possible methods, key considerations and sustaining an 'ethical mindset' while negotiating online research


This seminar is free to attend and there is not need to book in advance. We do politely ask that you login promptly and ensure your microphone is muted.

Speakers bios

Dr Danielle Tucker

Danielle Tucker is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the Essex Business School. Her research interests are focused on evaluating complex change management initiatives for public sector organisations (including thepolice, local authority, local government NHS trusts and health and social care providers).

Professor Philip Hancock

Philip Hancock is a Professor of Work and Organisation at the Essex Business School. his research interests include the work of critical schools of organisation theory, organisation aesthetics, the spatial and architectural management of work.

Dr Maria Hudson

Maria Hudson is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Human Resources at the Essex Business School. Her research interests focus largely on the study of inequalities in work, labour markets and wider society.


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