Les Todres

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Email: Les Todres
Telephone: +441202962169
University: Bournemouth University

Professor of Qualitative Research

Clinical Psychologist

Humanising Care, Lifeworld-led Care, Philosophy of Well-being,Phenomenology, Embodied Interpretation

  • Director of Centre for Qualitative Research PhD Supervisor
Teaching interests related to Caring Science

Qualitative Research, Phenomenology, Health-related Humanities, Philosophy of Health, Mental Health, Psychotherapy.

Research interests related to Caring Science

Lifeworld-led Care and Education Theories of Well-being

  • External examiner for Advanced Diploma in Existential Therapy
  • Co-founder of the Centre for Qualitative Research
  • Editorial Board member for the Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, Phenomenology & Practice, International Journal of Qualitative studies on Health and Well-being, Existential Analysis
  • Todres, L. (2007). Embodied Enquiry: Phenomenological Touchstones for Research, Psychotherapy and Spirituality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Todres, L., Fulbrook, P., & Albarrran, J. (2000) On the Receiving end: a hermeneutic-phenomenological analysis of a patient's struggle to cope while going through intensive care. Nursing in Critical Care, 5(6), 277-287.
  • Todres, L. (2002) Humanising Forces: Phenomenology in Science; Psychotherapy in Technological Culture. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 3, 1-16.
  • Holloway, I & Todres, L. (2003). The Status of Method: Flexibility, consistency and coherence. Qualitative Research. 3(3), 345-357.
  • Todres, L & Galvin, K (2005). Pursuing both breadth and depth in qualitative research: illustrated by a study of the experience of intimate caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 4(2), 1-11. http://www.ualberta.ca/~ijqm/backissues/4-2//pdf/todres.pdf
  • Todres, L & Galvin, K (2006). Caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s: intimacy, loss and the life that is possible. QHW: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-Being. 1, 50-56
  • Todres, L., Galvin, K. & Dahlberg, K. (2007). Lifeworld-led care: Revisiting a humanizing philosophy that integrates emerging trends. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 10(1), 53-63.
  • Todres, L (2008) Being with that: The relevance of embodied understanding for practice. Qualitative Health Research. 18(11), 1566-1573.
  • Todres, L & Galvin, K.T. (2008) Embodied Interpretation: A novel way of evocatively re-presenting meanings in phenomenological research. Qualitative Research 8(5), 568-583.
  • Todres, L. (2005).Clarifying the life-world: descriptive phenomenology. In I. Holloway (Ed.) Qualitative Research in Health Care. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press. pp 104-124.