Julianne Cheek

Faculty of Business, Languages and Social Sciences
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Study place
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Academic interests

1. Qualitative inquiry and the politics of that inquiry.

  • The development and impact of qualitative inquiry able to assist in understanding social inequalities
  • The rise of metrics and altmetrics and what this means for the way that research and research performance is thought about.
  • Mixed methods, multiple methods and research programs.

2. Intersections between people and the organisational and social contexts in which they live and work. Intersections such as:

  • Structured social inequalities and the refraction of them in light of neo-liberal influenced management and organisational change.
  • The rise of metrics and altmetrics and what this means for the way that work and work place performance is thought about, and the way that health and higher education is organised and managed.

Courses taught

  • I teach in Masters of Organisation and Leadership.
  • I am responsible for courses in Research Design and Qualitative Research
  • Extensive experience in PhD and Masters by Research supervision and examination. Currently co-supervisor for 2 PhD students.

Editorial and Advisory Board Memership

  • On the international advisory board for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions of the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research (Norman Denzin and Yvonna Lincoln editors published by Sage out of the US).
  • On the External Advisory Board for the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry now in its 13th year – inaugural member of the 14 member Board- present.
  • Past vice president (2010-2012) of the International Association of Qualitative Inquiry based in the US.
  • One of 5 Associate editors of Qualitative Health Research (Sage US) and on the Boards of several other journals.
  • Scientific Committee Member. European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. Belgium, February 2017, 2018 and UK 2019
  • Member of International Interdisciplinary Editorial Advisory Board for the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Design to be published 2021 edited by Professor Uwe Flick.
  • Member of editorial board for the Oxford University Press book series Research to the Point


  • 2017 Prize for Excellence in Research – Østfold University Colleg

Research Group

Leader and member of the research group: Critical Connections: People, Places and Organisations (CC:PPO)


See Editorial and Advisory Board memberships held above.

In addition:

  • U West (Sweden) – 20% professor  2017-8
  • Karlstad University (Sweden) – PhD student supervision
  • Østfold municipality and NAV in the Work First project as well as in the area of wicked problems exemplified by the complex intersections between work, organisations, public health and social inequalities.


  • Cheek, Julianne (2019). Resisting the Commodified Researcher Self: Interrogating the Data Doubles We Create For Ourselves when Buying and Selling Our Research Products in the Research Marketplace, In Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina (ed.),  Qualitative inquiry at the crossroads: Political, performative, and methodological reflections.  Routledge.  ISBN 9780367174392.  Kap..  s 141 - 156
  • Cheek, Julianne & Persson, Mats (2019). The Importance of Telling About Our Qualitative Inquiry: But How Do We Work Out Who to Tell What To, and Why Do We Want To Be Seen and Heard?. Qualitative Inquiry.  ISSN 1077-8004.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1177/1077800419857105
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). The BMJ Debate and What it tells us about Who Says What, When and Where, about our Qualitative Inquiry., In Norman, K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina (ed.),  Qualitative inquiry in the Public sphere.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-30951-7.  Chapter 4.  s 50 - 65
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). The marketisation of Research: Implications for qualitative inquiry, In Norman K. Denzin & Yvonna S Lincoln (ed.),  The Sage handbook of qualitative Research 5th edition.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781483349800.  13.  s 322 - 340
  • Cheek, Julianne; Morse, Janice M. & Clark, Lauren (2018). Data Related Issues in Qualitatively Driven Mixed-Method Designs: Sampling, pacing and relexivity, In Uwe Flick (ed.),  The Sage handbook of qualitative data collection.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781473952133.  36.  s 564 - 583
  • Cheek, Julianne & Øby, Elise (2018). “Getting Attention” Creating and Presenting the Visible, Online, Researcher Self. Qualitative Inquiry.  ISSN 1077-8004.  25(6), s 571- 582 . doi: 10.1177/1077800418806593
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). Qualitative Inquiry, Research marketplaces, and neoliberalism: Adding some +s (pluses) to Our thinking about the mess in which we find ourselves, In Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina (ed.),  Qualitative Inquiry in neoliberal times.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-138-22644-9.  Chapter 1.  s 19 - 36
  • Cheek, Julianne; Abrams, Elizabeth M.; Lipschitz, David L.; Vago, David R. & Nakamura, Yoshio (2017). Creating Novel School-Based Education Programs to Cultivate Mindfulness in Youth: What the Letters Told Us.. Journal of Child and Family Studies.  ISSN 1062-1024.  26(9), s 2564- 2578 . doi: 10.1007/s10826-017-0761-1
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). Qualitative Inquiry and the research marketplace: Putting some +s (pluses) in our thinking and why this matters. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies.  ISSN 1532-7086.  17(3), s 221- 226 . doi: 10.1177/1532708616669528
  • Cheek, Julianne (2015). It Depends: Possible Impacts of Moving the Field of Mixed Methods Research Toward Best Practice Guidelines, In Sharlene Hesse-Biber & R. Burke Johnson (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 978-0-19-993362-4.  Chapter 36.  s 624 - 636
  • Cheek, Julianne; Lipschitz, David L.; Abrams, Elizabeth M.; Vago, David R. & Nakamura, Yoshio (2015). Dynamic reflexivity in action: An armchair walkthrough of a qualitatively driven mixed-method and multiple methods study of mindfulness training in schoolchildren. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  25(6), s 751- 762 . doi: 10.1177/1049732315582022
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice (2014). Making Room for Qualitatively Driven Mixed-Method Research. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  24(1), s 3- 5 . doi: 10.1177/1049732313513656
  • Alde, Pamela; Cheek, Julianne & Ballantyne, A. (2009). Taking action to close the research/practice divide. International Journal of Older People Nursing.  ISSN 1748-3735.  4, s 227- 232 . doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2009.00180.x
  • Cheek, Julianne; Corlis, M & Radoslovich, H (2009). Connecting what we do with what we know: building a community of research and practice. International Journal of Older People Nursing.  ISSN 1748-3735.  4, s 233- 238 . doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2009.00181.x
  • Garnham, Bridget; Cheek, Julianne & Alde, Pamela (2009). The research/practice nexus: underlying assumptions about the nature of research uptake into practice in literature pertaining to care of the older person. International Journal of Older People Nursing.  ISSN 1748-3735.  4(3), s 219- 226 . doi: 10.1111/j.1748-3743.2009.00179.x
  • Cheek, Julianne (2008). A Fine Line: Positioning Qualitative Inquiry in the Wake of the Politics of Evidence. International review of Qualitative Research.  ISSN 1940-8447.  1(1), s 19- 32
  • Cheek, Julianne (2008). Healthism: A new conservatism?. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  18, s 974- 982 . doi: 10.1177/1049732308320444
  • Cheek, Julianne (2008). Researching Collaboratively: Implications for Qualitative Research and Researchers. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  18(11), s 1599- 1603 . doi: 10.1177/1049732308324865
  • Oster, C & Cheek, Julianne (2008). Governing the contagious body: genital herpes, contagion and technologies of the self. Health.  ISSN 1363-4593.  12 . doi: 10.1177/1363459307086844
  • Price, K.; Cheek, Julianne; Taylor, A & Ruffin, R. (2008). Understanding Shortness of Breath vis-a-vis a Diagnosis of Asthma in Older Adults: A qualitative descriptive study. Geriaction.  ISSN 1032-4410.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2007). Qualitative Inquiry, Ethics, and the Politics of Evidence: Working within These Spaces Rather than Being Worked over by them, In Norman K. Denzin & Michael D. Giardina (ed.),  Ethical Futures in Qualitative Research Decolonizing the Politics of Knowledge.  Left Coast Press, Inc..  ISBN 9781598741414.  4.  s 99 - 107
  • Cheek, Julianne (2007). Qualitative Inquiry, ethics and politics of evidence: Working within these spaces rather than being worked over by them. Qualitative Inquiry.  ISSN 1077-8004.  13(8), s 1051- 1059
  • Cheek, Julianne; Ballantyne, A.; Byers, L. & Quan, J (2007). From retirement village to residential aged care: What older people and their families say. Health and Social Care in the community.  ISSN 0966-0410.  15(1), s 8- 17
  • Price, K. & Cheek, Julianne (2007). Avoiding death: the ultimate challenge in the provision of contemporary healthcare?. Health Sociology Review.  ISSN 1446-1242.  16(5)

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  • Cheek, Julianne (2019). Is Big Data a Dirty Word?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2019). Ready to meet the challenge? Qualitative Inquiry and the Rise of Algorithmic Based Health Care.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2019). Resisting the colonisation of our Qualitative Inquiry and the Weakening of our Qualitative Roots by Active or Passive Capitulation to the Agendas of Others..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2019). The Really Big Digital Imperative: Connecting Big Data, Thick Data, People, Places and Organisations.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2019). Qualitatively Driven Mixed methods research. Workshop..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). Discourse Analysis.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). Qualitative Research Design and Methods.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). The question remains: Whatever happened to research programs?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). Thick Data and the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). Why Thick Data is more important than ever before in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2018). Why thick data is more crucial than ever before in light of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Koro-Ljungberg, Mirka (2018). Interfaces Between Social Media and Qualitative Inquiry in Neoliberal Contexts: Possibilities and Problems. Qualitative Inquiry.  ISSN 1077-8004. . doi: 10.1177/1077800418806596
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2018). Qualitative Driven Mixed and Multiple Methods.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2018). Qualitatively driven mixed and multiple method designs.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Persson, Mats (2018). Fake qualitative inquiry? Possible effects of the re-telling of our qualitative inquiry by 2expert non experts".
  • Cheek, Julianne & Øby, Elise (2018). The importance of getting attention for ourselves and our research - introducing the digital calling-card..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). Cheek, J (2017) Learning from the letters: How can we create school based programs that cultivate mindfulness in children?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). Getting Our qualitative inquiry out there into the Public sphere. But where is "out there" and how do we work out who to tell what to?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). It´s all about the Connections - the importance of thinking about the Big Picture..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). The importance of being a selectively stupid academic.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). The researcher selfie: The New season´s must have fashion/research accessory.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2017). Using Critical Methodologies to talk back to ourselves in contemporary higher education franchises.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2017). Qualitatively driven mixed and multiple method designs.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Sørensen, Charlotte (2017). Using workplaces as places of Learning. Whose needs? Whose agenda? And who says?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). Learning from the letters: how can we create school-based programs that cultivate mindfulness in children?.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). New forms of connoisseurs in the research marketplace: why this matters for qualitative Health Research..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). Qualitative Inquiry in the neoliberal accountablity metrics scenario.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). The research marketplace: Putting a '+' in our thinking and why this matters..
  • Cheek, Julianne (2016). Østfold, sett fra Adelaide Australia ( English title: Østfold. Some ‘outsider’ reflections about both social inequalities and volunteers)..
  • Cheek, Julianne & Ese, Jo (2016). The Work First Project. Building Social, Organisational, Educational and Research Capital.
  • Cheek, Julianne; Hannes, Karin & Gonzales, Aitor (2016). Strengthening the qualitative research agenda in Europe.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2016). Qualitatively Driven mixed and multiple Method designs..
  • Greenhalgh, Trisha; Annandale, Ellen; Ashcroft, Richard; Barlow, James; Black, Nick; Bleakley, Alan; Boaden, Ruth; Braithwaite, Jeffery; Britten, Nicky; Carnevale, Franco; Checkland, Kath; Cheek, Julianne; Clark, Alex; Cohn, Simon; Coulehan, Jack; Crabtree, Benjamin; Cummins, Steven; Davidoff, Frank; Davies, Huw; Dingwall, Robert; Dixon-Woods, Mary; Elwyn, Glyn; Engebretsen, Eivind; Ferlie, Ewan; Fulop, Naomi; Gabbay, John; Gagnon, Marie-Pierre; Galasinski, Dariusz; Garside, Ruth; Gilson, Lucy; Griffiths, Peter; Hawe, Penny; Helderman, Jan-Kees; Hodges, Brian; Hunter, David; Kearney, Margaret; Kitzinger, Celia; Kitzinger, Jenny; Kuper, Ayelet; Kushner, Saville; May, Andree Le; Legare, France; Lingard, Lorelei; Locock, Louise; Maben, Jill; Macdonald, Mary Ellen; Mair, Frances; Mannion, Russell; Marshall, Martin; May, Carl; Mays, Nicholas; McKee, Lorna; Miraldo, Marissa; Morgan, David; Morse, Janice; Nettleton, Sarah; Oliver, Sandy; Pearce, Warrren; Pluye, Pierre; Pope, Catherine; Robert, Glenn; Roberts, Celia; Rodella, Stefania; Rycroft-Malone, Jo; Sandelowski, Margarete; Shekelle, Paul; Stevenson, Fiona; Straus, Sharon; Swinglehurst, Deborah; Thorne, Sally; Tomson, Göran; Westert, Gerd; Wilkinson, Sue; Williams, Brian; Young, Terry & Ziebland, Sue (2016). An open letter to the BMJ editors on qualitative research. BMJ. British Medical Journal.  ISSN 1756-1833.  352:i563 . doi: 10.1136/bmj.i563
  • Cheek, Julianne (2015). Qualitative Methods Course.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2015). Qualitatively-Driven Mixed-Method and Multiple Method Study of Mindfulness Training in School Children.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2015). The marketisation of Research Methods: the case of mixed methods.
  • Cheek, Julianne & Morse, Janice M. (2015). Qualitatively-driven mixed and multiple Method designs.
  • Morse, Janice M. & Cheek, Julianne (2015). Introducing qualitatively-driven mixed-method designs. Qualitative Health Research.  ISSN 1049-7323.  25(6), s 731- 733 . doi: 10.1177/1049732315583299
  • Cheek, Julianne (2014). Principles of Mixed methods design.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2014). Research design. Qualitative Methods.
  • Cheek, Julianne; Kabat-Zinn, Jon; Lipschitz, David & Nakamura, Yoshi (2014). Looking Back to Move Forward: Exploring Short and Long term (20 year) impacts of early exposure (elementary school) to Mindful based Learning (MBL).
  • Corlis, M; Stanley, M; Ballantyne, A; Cheek, Julianne; Moyle, W; Oxlade, D; Stoll, A & Young, B (2009). Towards a better understanding of loneliness in older Australians. Australasian Journal on Ageing.  ISSN 1440-6381.  28, s A50- A50
  • Hauge, Solveig; Cheek, Julianne & Kirkevold, Marit (2009). Eldres beskrivelser av ensomhet.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2007). A Fine Line: Positioning Qualitative Inquiry in the Wake of the politics of Evidence.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2007). An evolving dynamic; impacting on, and being impacted by, future directions in research in ageing.
  • Cheek, Julianne (2007). Researching collaboratively - implications for qualitative research and reserachers.
  • Cheek, Julianne; Moyle, W; Ballantyne, A; Stanley, M; Corlis, M; Oxlade, D; Jaworski, K; Du Chesne, L; Stoll, A & Young, B (2007). "Supporting Older Australians Managing Loneliness".

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