Animated films for midwives and families

A midwife comforts bereaved parents

Professionals and charities have welcomed our new animated films based on research on determining signs of life in very premature babies. The films further the research impact of a study carried out by the University of Leicester, Oxford University and charities. Based on the MBRRACE-UK ‘Signs of life’ guidance, these films support professionals and parents … Read more

ESRC Prize for collaborators

Celia and Jenny Kitzinger

Congratulations to collaborators Professor Jenny Kitzinger & Professor Celia Kitzinger (Cardiff University) who have won the “Outstanding Impact on Public Policy” Award from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This is the second ESRC Impact prize the sisters have won. It was awarded for work that came about from their project on family … Read more

Watch Philip Pullman’s lecture on the importance of stories

For those of you who missed it, and those who wish to see it again, here’s the video of Sir Philip Pullman’s Ann McPherson Memorial Lecture. Entitled ‘Whose story is it?’, this lecture was delivered to hundreds of people via Zoom in May this year. Philip discusses the role of stories in relation health, medicine … Read more

British South Asian’s views on COVID-19 information.

British South Asian views on COVID-19 information.

A new report shares British South Asians’ views on COVID-19 health information. The research was carried out by Oxford University and The University of Leicester. The Dipex Charity provided a catalyst film based on video interviews with people from ethnic minority groups about health and we also designed the report. In the UK, the pandemic … Read more

American version of relaunches

We’re excited to share the news that the American sister site to,, has re-launched with a new design and two new resources or ‘modules’. The Dipex Charity team has been working closely with our colleagues across the pond to give the site a new design and the functionality to expand as the number … Read more

Dipex Charity launches Covid-19- talk to share people’s experiences.

Hand washing Covid-19

Today we launch Covid-19 talk, a new website that will collect and share experiences of Covid-19 on an ongoing basis. You can now visit Covid-19talk to hear other people’s experiences or share your Covid-19 story. We wanted to create a Covid-19 resource in the style of That is, to share a wide range of … Read more

How to do an online focus group – video/audio

Using patient videos in medical education

If your plans for a focus group have been thwarted by Covid-19 don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to collect your focus group data remotely. Online chats can yield a rich set of ready-transcribed data but if you want to recreate the face-to-face environment then video conferencing is your friend. Apart from the obvious … Read more

How to do qualitative research video interviews remotely.

qualitative research interview video skype

This is the next blog in our series about conducting qualitative research remotely while on Covid-19 lockdown! Video interviews are used extensively on our website In fact, we have more than 25,000 video and audio clips on the website, all from qualitative research interviews recorded in people’s homes. Researchers around the world are working … Read more

How to do a focus group remotely – online chat


Focus groups usually happen face-to-face, so you might be tempted to jump straight to thinking about video conferencing as solution. See our blog on how to do online video focus groups for more about this. But have you ever considered doing a focus group in writing using a forum or online messenger? We have used … Read more