My name’s Helen Kara. I’m a researcher, writer, teacher and speaker.

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Click on the ‘About’ link above to find out more about me, or use the sections below to find out more about my work.

I do research and evaluation in social care, health, and the third sector.

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I write about research methods because I find them so fascinating.

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Teaching and speaking
Training and workshops for practitioners, teaching and lecturing for postgraduate students, and keynote speeches at conferences.

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Images used on this site

The black and white illustrations used on this website were created by my friend Carol Burns for my first research methods book – and I love them! Research is such a complex activity that it’s difficult to represent graphically, but I think she does a great job.

If you’d like to find out more about Carol’s work, you can visit her Facebook page, Art Is Autobiographical or the Art Is Autobiographical Etsy page.