HEALTHCARE EXAMPLES

We’ve worked with international patients of all ages, researching conditions such as: ITP, COPD, PAH, MS, MD, OA, conduct disorder, back pain, Niemann-Pick, Sickle Cell, cancer, and diabetes. 

Although most of our health-related work is confidential, below are some examples we can share. Included are: examples of ethnography in the UK and Ireland; vox pops; remote/digital research; photo ethnography; and ethnographic research using only pure co-discovery.

How do behavioural difficulties affect children and their families? / Impact on Urban Health

This Twitter-length clip is an example of video ethnography in the UK, involving young people. We conducted ethnographic studies with 18 families. As well as video output, we produced written portraits, a case study podcast, and an insights report with recommendations for better support. You can read the report here, or watch the full film here.

What’s it like to have cardio rehab after a heart attack? / Nuffield Health

This case short film is an example of video ethnography in the UK, which the client used as a public-facing comms tool to promote their cardio rehab service.

What’s it like living with Multiple Sclerosis? / The MS Society

This case study is an example of video ethnography in Ireland.

What are the health priorities for people living in south London / Guy’s & St Thomas’ Charity

This clip is an example of vox pops in the UK. You can watch the full film here.

What were the work experiences of older people with health conditions during COVID-19? / The Institute for Employment Studies

This summary edit is an example of remote / digital research.

How do older people feel about ageing in Lincolnshire? / Centre for Ageing Better

This film is an example of photo ethnography using multiple interviews.

What’s mobility like as we get older? / Channel 4

This short film from way back in 2007 is a classic example of traditional ethnographic research using the co-discovery method. It was Channel 4’s ‘FourDoc Of The Week‘.