Dr. Lois de Cruz

Title: Lecturer in Counselling
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733319
Email: l.m.de.cruz@keele.ac.uk
Location: Dorothy Hodgkin Building 1.68
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 Lois is a trained person-centred counsellor who has worked for the NHS as a counsellor in a local GP practice and in the voluntary sector. She was awarded her PhD on “Women’s perceptions of their experience of miscarriage decades after the event: an interpretative phenomenological analysis” in March 2016 from Keele University. Lois is a qualitative researcher with interests in interpretative phenomenological analysis, thematic analysis, phenomenology, reflexivity, counselling for bereavement and loss and especially reproductive loss.

  • May 2016 Using Reflexivity in Qualitative Research 10th Annual Keele Conference
  • March 2015 “It’s changed who I am and my life: The psychological impact of miscarriage” 9th Annual Keele Conference
  • March 2014 “Reaching for the Moon: A reflection on my PhD journey” 8th Annual Keele Research Conference
  • February 2014 “Giving voice: Women’s experience of miscarriage” PhD Conference in School of Psychology, Keele University.
  • March 2013 “Miscarriage and the emotional life” 7th Annual Keele Conference
  • May 2012 “Bracketing or embracing: reflections on the stance of the qualitative researcher” BACP Research Conference Edinburgh 2012
  • May 2012 Performance of a collective biography “vulnerability” (Co-presented) BACP Research Conference Edinburgh 2012
  • March 2012 “Unseen and unheard: women’s experience of miscarriage many years after the event” 6th Annual Keele counselling Conference Conference
  • March 2011 “Bracketing or Embracing: Reflections on the stance of the qualitative researcher” 5th Annual Keele Counselling Conference
  • March 2010 “Up close and personal: The role of the bracketing interview in interpretative phenomenological analysis and its impact on the researcher.” 4th Annual Keele Counselling Conference
  • Stream Lead for the Professional Counselling Training Route
  • Module leader for the Research Methods Module PSY-40026

From January 2012 - August 2012 Lois was a research Assistant to Dr Jane Hunt in the School of Psychology working on “An exploration of transgender peoples' experiences of seeking and receiving counselling/psychotherapy outside of Gender Identity clinics in the UK”.