Aude Bicquelet is Research Director in the Health team. Prior to joining NatCen in 2016, she held a fellowship at the LSE (Department of Methodology) where she taught courses on Research Design, Mixed-Methods and Text Mining approaches.
Aude specialises in the analysis of ‘Big Qualitative Data’ on health related issues and has worked with professional and regulatory health bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Physicians.
Methodological and substantive outputs of her research have been published in academic journals; she has also published a book on ‘Textual Analysis’ with Sage.
Aude is currently involved in a study funded by the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), Sense and Thomas Pocklington Trust assessing the move from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
She is also working on a project aiming to develop techniques to include carers’ quality of life directly in economic evaluation in collaboration with the University of Birmingham.
With Cancer Research UK, she is managing a qualitative scoping work which will inform the development of two new youth policy surveys focusing on alcohol and obesity issues.
In addition to her interest in Health policies she is interested in Social and Political attitudes and has researched widely in the areas of political participation and élites’ attitudes towards the EU.