The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research (“CQ”) is an organizational hub and network of qualitative researchers that promote the practice, teaching and development of critical qualitative research in the health field.

Welcome to CQ

The Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, known as CQ, builds capacity in the health sciences to advance critical and theoretically-informed qualitative inquiry. As a hub for researchers, graduate students, and professors teaching qualitative methodology, we promote research that addresses the socio-political dimensions of health and questions prevailing assumptions that naturalize health, for example, as individual and biological phenomena.

In our teaching and research initiatives, CQ encourages reflexive utilization of diverse theoretical frameworks to critically examine current modes of knowledge production and to creatively engage with research methodologies. CQ aims to be a ‘go-to’ site of expertise in the practice and teaching of qualitative research in the health field where novice and established qualitative researchers are challenged and inspired.

Of Interest

CQ is pleased to congratulate two of its Academic Fellows on their recent successes:


A four-day intensive workshop on qualitative research

October 5-8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario

The Wilson Centre is proud to...

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) has announced its 21st Qualitative Health Research Conference.