Prof. Dr. Irmgard Tischner

Professor

Women's Representative of THD

LA 27-2.16

0991/3615-8853


core competencies

Qualitative research methods in psychological, social and health research. Focusing on poststructuralist, feminist and critical psychological approaches, my research interests generally include issues of social justice and social power inequalities, with a particular interest in gender, appearance, embodiment and health.


Vita

Academic career and qualifications:

05/2017 – 02/2018
Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben, Lehrstuhl Diversitätssoziologie, Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Technische Universität München

08/2013 – 04/2017
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Health and Social Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.

01/2009 – 08/2013
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, UK.

09/2009 PhD: The Experience of 'Being Large‘: A Critical Psychological Exploration of 'Fat‘ Embodiment. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK 02/2007 MSc Health Psychology, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK 06/2003 BSc (hons) Psychology, The Open University, UK


other

Publications (fm 2016)

  • Tischner, I., Malson, H., & Fey, K. (2019): Leading ladies: discursive constructions of women leaders in the UK media, Feminist Media Studies, DOI:10.1080/14680777.2019.1640266
  • Tischner, I. (2019) Tomorrow is the start of the rest of their life — so who cares about health? Exploring constructions of weight-loss motivations and health using story completion, Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16:1, 54-73, DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2018.1536385
  • Moller, N. and Tischner, I. (2019) Young people’s perceptions of fat counsellors: “How can THAT help me?”. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16:1, 34-53 DOI:10.1080/14780887.2018.1536384
  • Braun, V., Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Moller, N., and Tischner, I. (2018 online) Qualitative story completion: A method with exciting promise. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.) Innovative Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Research Methods in Health Social Sciences (3). Singapore: Springer.
  • Clarke, V., Hayfield, N., Moller, N. and Tischner, I. and The Story Completion Research Group (2017) Once upon a time…: Qualitative story completion methods. In: Braun, V., Clarke, V. and Gray, D., eds. (2017) Collecting Qualitative Data: A Practical Guide to Textual, Media and Virtual Techniques.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107054974 [In Press] Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/29937
  • Hayfield, N. and Tischner, I. (2016) Appearance Psychology. In N. Napes (Ed.) The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (pp.1-6). New York: Blackwells

Conferences (fm 2017)

  • Tischner, I. & Ritthaler, M. (2019) Men, health, masculinity – and pelvic floor exercises. International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Bratislava, July 15-17, 2019
  • Braun, V. & Tischner, I. (2019) Workshop 3: Story completion for critical health research… International Society for Critical Health Psychology Conference. Bratislava, July 15-17, 2019
  • Tischner, I. (2019) Using story completion tasks to explore perceptions about mental health in a work context. Symposium: More than just a silly story: the exciting potential of Story Completion for qualitative health research. Crafting the Future of Qualitative Health Research in a Changing World. 4th Qualitative Health Research Network (QHRN) Conference, Friday 22 March 2019, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London, UK.
  • Malson, H., Tischner, I., Herzig, H., Norweg, S., Kitney, D., Phillips, C., Moon, J. & Oldham-Cooper, R. (2018) How can we improve primary care services for young people with an eating disorder? BNSSG conference on prevention and early intervention for eating disorders in children and young people. 2nd October, BAWA, Bristol, UK.
  • Tischner, Irmgard & Malson, Helen (2017). Leading Ladies: Representations of Women Leaders in UK Broadcast Media, BPS Psychology of Women Section Annual Conference, 2017, Juli 12-14, Windsor, UK.
  • Braun, Virginia & Tischner, Irmgard (2017) Exploring the Potential of Story Completion for Critical Health Psychology Research. 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society of Critical Health Psychology, 2017, Juli 9-12, Loughborough, UK.
  • Tischner, I. (2017) Gendered constructions of weight-loss motivations and health citizenship. Individual Paper. Qualitative Research Symposium. University of Bath. 1. February 2017