i4S Executive Committee (2023-2026)
Helen Mason is Professor of Health Economics at Glasgow Caledonian University. Over the past 20 years Q methodology has enabled her to address her research topic of interest, to understand the views of the general public and patients on various aspects related to the provision of health care. This has led to publications in a range of clinical, health policy and health economics journals as well as in Operant Subjectivity. This research has been supported by a number of competitive research grants from major funders including the Economic and Social Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research in the UK and the European Commission.
Helen joined ISSSS in 2006 and since 2017 she has had two terms as ISSSS Vice President. During this period, she has led the annual Q Methodology conference. In 2020 she organized the online conference at a time when we were unable to meet in person. The conference that year was attended by over 100 people and opened up ISSSS and Q methodology to a new audience.
She actively tries to help promote the knowledge and use of Q methodology. Along with colleagues at GCU, she has developed an Introduction to Q Methodology workshop which has run for the past 5 years with participants from across the world.
Since 2023 she is the I4S President. Building on the work of the previous executive, her priorities for 2023-2026 are to: identify opportunities to expand the ISSSS membership, look at new ways to encourage participation at the annual conference, and to support the work of the editorial team of Operant Subjectivity.
Stéphanie Gauttier is Associate Professor in Information Systems at Grenoble Ecole de Management and “Information Systems for Society” Research Team Leader . She has served on the I4S executive committee as secretary since 2020 and received the Brenner award in 2019 for work on Q and phenomenology. Stéphanie has been a regular I4S conference attendee, with presentations in Ancona, Glasgow, Naples, Nantes, Charlotte, and Orlando. She took part in the organization of the 2021 virtual Nantes conference.
Stéphanie has been the first to defend a PhD thesis featuring Q methodology in France. Since then, she has gotten several grants with methodologies based on applications of Q, published several journal papers with Q and grown the French Q community by involving DBA and masters’ students in Q-studies.
As a vice-president, Stéphanie aims to contribute actively to the life of the society, revive events such as T and Q, and take actions for the continuous involvement of early career researchers in the society.
Elizabeth Anne Albright
Elizabeth Albright is currently the chair of the Psychology Department at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, USA. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Her first Q Conference was in 2014, at Salt Lake City and she knew from that moment on that the I4S community was her family. She has learned from everyone who has presented and been involved with I4S. She has published Q studies in Operant Subjectivity and Roeper Review, and she has presented several times over the years since 2014 at the Q Conferences. Occasionally, she is given the opportunity to answer questions and support up and coming Q researchers. She is excited about to be involved in the Executive Committee of the I4S society.
Tom Robinson, Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi (1996), is a Professor in the School of Communications at Brigham Young University where he teaches advertising, and specializes in advertising principles, campaigns, account planning, media, and strategy. He has published over 20 academic articles using Q methodology in various areas, including the portrayal of older individuals in advertising and the media, advertising messaging, social media, and popular culture. Tom has been an active member of ISSSS since 1998 when was introduced to Q methodology by Mark Popovich. He attended and presented at his first Q conference in 2001 held at Ball State University, and in 2014, with his colleague Clark Callahan had the great honor of hosting the Q conference’s 30th anniversary in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Susan Ramlo is entering her 30th year as a tenured professor at the University of Akron and, previously, spent seven years as an industrial physicist. She has been enjoying using, reading, and reflecting on Q methodology for twenty years. Within I4S, She has been conference host, vice president, president, past president, and advisor. She is excited to continue her work in the advisor role. She aims to promote Q methodology in new ways such as ZoomQ. She has been a regular conference workshop presenter at I4S conferences and have a YouTube channel committed to both physics and Q videos (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeGHkvwvjCwV2FKtxEZ6OqA). Her research consulting firm is SueZ Q, LLC (suezqllc.com).
Raffaele Zanoli is the past President of the I4S Executive Committee. He is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy and has 28 years of experience in the economics and market analysis of the organic food sector. He teaches courses in Food Marketing & Management, Supply Chain and Channel Management, and Real Estate Appraisal and Evaluation. He has been involved in numerous international research projects, including coordinating the 7th FP RTD project “Data network for better European organic market information.” Raffaele is also the founder and current president of the Italian Research Association on Organic Farming (GRAB-IT) and a member of various professional organizations related to agriculture and economics. He serves on the Editorial Board of Organic Agriculture and regularly reviews articles for several academic journals. Raffaele’s work with Q Methodology began in 2009, and he has conducted multiple Q studies in various disciplines, with four of them published in indexed journals.
Charles Stephenson, son of the creator of Q methodology, William Stephenson.
Editor of Operant Subjectivity
James Good, Department of Psychology, Durham University.
Alexandra Lugova, PhD Candidate, Université Savoie Mont Blanc, France.