Thematic Analysis Workshop

Upcoming workshop running on  25 - 26 October 2023

This is a six-hour workshop run over two mornings. It is delivered from AUT’s North Campus in a blended format (in person AND online access where necessary). The course will introduce the principles and practice of reflexive thematic analysis (TA), as described by Virginia Braun, Victoria Clarke, and their colleagues. It aims to support those who are planning to undertake qualitative research, who have already collected qualitative data and are unsure how to analyse it, or who supervise or support students using qualitative data.  The workshop is a mix of short lectures, practical activity, and group work, and while focused broadly, is aimed at supporting postgraduate students and those new to qualitative research or to reflexive thematic analysis.


  • Material describing the principles of reflexive thematic analysis, and how to best make use of its theoretical flexibility.
  • Demonstrations, practical exercises, and small group work with real data to develop skills in familiarisation, coding, and theme development.
  • Feedback to help improve understanding.

Learning outcomes

  • Have an understanding of the principles and phases that enable the performance of a high quality thematic analysis
  • Have gained practical experience in each of the phases of thematic analysis, including how to interpret and conceptualise data.
  • Be aware of other approaches to qualitative analysis, and how Braun and Clarke’s version of TA differs from other approaches to TA.


Gareth Terry is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Clinical Sciences at AUT, based in the Centre for Person Centred Research. He has worked extensively with Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke, including empirical research, writing methodological publications on thematic analysis, and co-facilitating workshops. He has had a wealth of experience doing thematic analysis and has run a number of thematic analysis workshops in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is a co-author with Nikki Hayfield of a book on reflexive thematic analysis published by the APA - Essentials of Thematic Analysis  ISBN: 978-1-4338-3557-5

Where: AJ105, AUT North Campus
When: 22 & 23 Nov (9.30am-12.30pm each day)

Cost: $250 (Postgraduate students: $150)


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