Frances Rapport

Frances Rapport

Professor in Qualitative Health Research, Centre for Health Information, Research and Evaluation (CHIRAL), Swansea University, Wales, UK



Frances Rapport is Professor of Qualitative Health Research, Director of the Qualitative Research Unit and Director of Qualitative Enquiry Supporting Trials at Swansea University’s College of Medicine at The Institute of Life Science. Frances Rapport has Visiting Professorships at: Harvard University, Texas University, Bournemouth University, Tromsø University, and King Abdulaziz University. Frances Rapport is involved in research to improve the health of patients and the quality of their care, currently researching: patient-centred professionalism, chronic conditions rehabilitation, qualitative research and its integration into clinical trials, and Assisted Reproductive Technology medicine. Frances has secured grant capture in excess of five and a half million pounds, published over 80 journal articles, 3 books and 3 book chapters. In 2007 Professor Rapport won an American Anthropological Association Award for ethnographic poetic representations of Holocaust survivor testimony, since published in ‘Anthropology and Humanism’, ‘Creative Approaches to Research’ and ‘Medical Humanities’.

As Cultural Attaché for the College, Frances applies arts-based and narrative-based techniques to her work, securing a Writers Residency for the College of Medicine in Jan 2013, funded by the St David’s Medical Foundation. She runs an annual Master Class Programme in ‘New Qualitative Methodologies' in Swansea.

Research Interest

ethnicity, infertility, lay understandings, reproductive technology

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