Irene has worked as the Specialist Fieldwork Manager at ScotCen since 2004. Before this she was an interviewer and focus group facilitator for Scottish Health Feedback for 13 years. As a result she is highly experienced at carrying out in-depth qualitative interviews and facilitating focus groups with professionals, patients, carers, users of health, community and social services and school pupils and young people, in a variety of settings.
As ScotCen's Specialist Fieldwork Manager she is also responsible for supervising and training ScotCen's qualitative field force, and coordinating the projects they are involved in. She also trains and mentors researchers conducting in-depth interviews and focus group facilitation.