Patsy Clarke M.Ed.


Location training services can be provided:
UK, Europe and South Africa

Certified for:

  • NVivo (March 2020 Release)
  • NVivo 12 for Windows
  • NVivo for Mac

About Patsy:

Patsy is a freelance qualitative research consultant with career experience in research, learning and teaching, academic staff development, and training. A Certified Platinum NVivo Trainer, she offers bespoke support and training for individuals and groups across the UK, Europe, South Africa and online. Her consultancies have focused on diverse fields, including international development, community engagement, HIV-AIDS, technology in education, professional development, program evaluation, and creative methodologies. 

Her publications include:

  • Patel, A,. Van Der Enden, M., Deepwell, F,. Cox, B., Clarke, P., Marsten, P. & Rooney, S. (2018). The DIP-approach: student-staff partnerships as a vital tool for learning developers and educators to develop academic [and digital] literacies. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. Special Edition: ALDinHE Conference 2018
  • Clarke, Patsy (2015). Stirling Awarded poster: Silverways Modes of Inquiry. Ageing in Changing Times: Challenges & Future Prospects. 44th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, University of Newcastle & Northumbria, UK, 1-3 July 2015.
  • Clarke, Patsy, (2014). 'Poetic modes of inquiry with women who are old'. New understandings of old age and the life-course, 43rd Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Southampton University, UK, 1 - 3 September 2014.
  • Sharpe, R., Deepwell, F. & Clarke, P. (2013) A developmental evaluation of the role of faculty based ‘student support coordinator’, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, Issue 5, 
  • Clarke, Patsy (2011) ‘Research by respect’. New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future. Brunel University. 8–9 April 2011. West London, UK. 
  • Sharpe, R. and Clarke, P. (2009). An appreciative inquiry of a developing community of learning technologists, ALT-C Conference.’In dreams begins responsibility - choice, evidence, and change’ Manchester. 10 September 2009.
  • Clarke, P.A. (2006). Silverways on the Web. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications 6-8 September 2006, Bloemfontein, South Africa. ISBN-10: 0-620- 37309-1/ ISBN-13: 978-0-620-37309-8.
  • Clarke. P.A. (2005). The Internet as a research medium. What are the problems? Second Annual ESSA Conference (Ethics Society of South Africa) 13-14 July 2005, Fern Hill, KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Amory, A., Gachie, W., Clarke, P. & Yates, S. (2004). Needs analysis, development, and HCI evaluation of a new LMS (Learning Management System). In C. Lorenzo & C. McLoughlin (Eds.) ED-MEDIA 2004, Proceedings of the 16th annual World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, pp. 373-380, Lugarno, Switzerland, 21-26 June. Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.
  • Clarke, P.A. and Amory, A (2004). Constructivist devices for staff development. Proceedings of the 6th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications, Johannesburg, 1 to 3 September 2004, Rand Afrikaans University.
  • Clarke, Patsy A. (2003). A visit to Qualitania: Teaching and learning computer-based qualitative data analysis in an online research methods course. Invited paper. Special Issue of the Association of Qualitative Research (AQR) Journal: Teaching qualitative research with QSR Software. Pages 63–78.
  • Clarke, P. A. (2003). Bridging the divides: Using and supporting NVivo in South Africa'. Opening plenary presentation at the Fourth International conference 'Strategies in Qualitative Research: Methodological issues and Practices using QSR software'. Institute of Education, University of London, 9 May 2003.
  • Clarke, P. A. (2002). If the Internet is the solution, what is the problem? Conference presentation at Conference on IT in Tertiary Education (CITTE), Durban, September 2002.
  • Clarke, P.A. (2002). Confessions of a KZN constructivist online course presenter. Presentation at SAARDHE/SAAIR 2002 conference - Research and Development in Higher Education: Meeting Challenges through Technology and Innovation, Cape Town, 10 July 2002.
    Clarke, P. (2001). 'Qualitania', Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa - The Rough Guide'. Invited international panel presentation on computer-based qualitative data analysis. Association of Qualitative Research (AQR) Conference, Melbourne, Australia. July 2001. [Version published in NSight No 16]
  • Clarke, P. (2001). Sex, Lies, ...& Webcams? The Internet as a medium for qualitative research. Conference presentation at AQR Conference, Melbourne, Australia. 7 July 2001.
  • Clarke P. A. (2000) The Internet as a medium for qualitative research. South African Journal of Information Management. Vol. 2 (2/3) September/December 2000. [Online:]
  • Cronje, J C.& Clarke, P.A. (1999). Teaching 'Teaching on the Internet' on the Internet. South African Journal of Higher Education. SAJHE 13 (1) p213 - 226.
  • Clarke, P.A. (1998). Students doing it for themselves. Invited presentation to South African Statistical Association Conference 1998: Mid-Rand.
  • Clarke, P. & Cronje. J. (1998) Teaching 'Teaching on the Internet' on the Internet'. In Le Roux. A (Ed.) 'Media for the new millennium: looking into the future'. SAARHDE/EMI, Pretoria.
  • Clarke P. and Peté, M. (1997) The KwaZulu Concept Burger–a hypertext concept map of educational software evaluation. Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 1997. Association for the Advancement of Computing Education (AACE) University of Virginia, USA.