Prof Gary Dowsett, the Deputy Director and Chair of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at the La Trobe University in Australia, presented a lecture at the Faculty of Education, mainly to postgraduate students.
The title of Prof Dowsett’s presentation was ‘Research methods and issues’. During the discussions groups, Prof Dowsett was assisted by Dr Ekua Yankah, who is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Centre for Social Research and Health. As a sociologist, Prof Dowsett has been working for a long time in the field of sexuality research.
He has been researching the HIV epidemic since 1986 and worked as a consultant and advisor to WHO, UNDP and UNAIDS. He is author, co-author or co-editor of six books, more than 80 book chapters and academic papers, and over 90 other publications.
The postgraduate students gained valuable and practical knowledge in qualitative research methods from this lecture.