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Looking for a qualitative research associate?

The following are individuals seeking work (paid or volunteer, as indicated) in qualitative research. The list is not complete or systematic in any way (and may even be out of date!) and does not imply any endorsement of CQ. 

Paid Research Associates


Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, BSc, MA, ABD

I am a trained sociologist and am currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at York University in the areas of Race, Gender and Postcolonial studies.  I completed my Masters at Ryerson University in the Immigration and Settlement Studies Program.  
I have over 10 years of research experiences, working on research projects at York, U of T and Ryerson, and have experience with a wide breadth of qualitative research methods such as: structured/survey and semi-structured interviews, transcription, literature reviews, policy-analysis, focus groups, media-based research, data management, and coding.  
I am fully bilingual (English/French) and have worked on research project in both languages (for example, most recently I conducted French and English interviews with patients and doctors in New Brunswick, and transcribed them into English for the Canadian Diabetes Association).  My extensive research experiences included working on projects examining issues such as income disparities, educational attainment, labour market demands, workplace discrimination, and governmental policy issues such as social security and multiculturalism. 
My availability is very flexible.  I can be reached at and would be happy to further discuss my qualification and send my CV.
Date posted: November 2017


Mark Niepage, MA, MSW, RSW

Qualitative Training: Mark is a graduate of Western University, with a MA in Sociology, and the University of Toronto, with a MSW specializing in Health and Mental Health. He brings experience in applied qualitative health research and is trained in qualitative and quantitative tools, including: N*Vivo and MAXQDA software. Mark has completed systematic literature reviews, semi-structured in-depth interviewing, interview transcription, participant screening and intake assessments, and data management and coding. Mark has completed a report-writing seminar for the social sciences and produced quality improvement and research ethics submissions in academic and health care/hospitals settings.

Other Qualifications and Expertise: Mark is a clinically trained social worker who has experience in working with diverse and marginalized populations in the areas of: addictions, mental health, and sexual health. He has completed anti-oppression training, facilitation, and leadership workshops. Past roles involved liaising between stakeholders, participants, and senior administrators in research and healthcare environments, as well as project administration and coordination.

Substantive Interest: MA studies focused on diversity, identity formation, and minority stress in adolescents; specialized in Mental Health and Health at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. Interests also include: the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS, the experience of and best practices in supporting individuals who use substances, and in the areas of trauma, mental health and resiliency, and the social determinants of health.

Availability: flexible, willing to discuss. 
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Date Posted: August, 2017