Susanne Friese, PhD

Susanne Friese is Product Specialist with ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH. She has a doctoral degree from the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Susanne began her academic career at the University of Bonn, studying Nutrition and Home Economics. After a second pre-diploma specializing in the area of home economics, she continued her studies at the University of Oregon in the USA finishing with a Master of Science in Family Resource Management and Marketing. Writing her Master Thesis, she discovered her interest in qualitative research method and computer-assisted procedures for data analysis. Susanne started working with computer software for qualitative data analysis in 1992. Her initial contact with CAQDAS tools was from 1992 to 1994, as she was employed at QualisResearch in the USA. In following years, she worked with the CAQDAS Project in England (1994 – 1996), where she taught classes on The Ethnograph and Nud*ist. Two additional software programs, MAXQDA and ATLAS.ti, followed shortly. Her book “Qualitative Data Analysis with ATLAS.ti” (SAGE publications) is now in its second edition. Susanne teaches online introductory courses in Germany and advanced courses in English.

Neringa Kalpokaite, PhD

Neringa Kalpokaite is Manager of International Projects as well as the Manager of the ATLAS.ti Certification Program. She is responsible for the implementation of training services in English and Spanish, with a particular emphasis on the European, African, and Latin American markets. Neringa has a doctoral and master degree in social psychology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Additionally, she has been a student at universities in Lithuania, her home country, and a visiting researcher at Harvard University, USA. Her specialization is in political psychology, with a particular emphasis on leadership and qualitative methodology.

Luis Alfredo Loaiza

Luis Alfredo Loaiza es sociólogo de la Universidad del Valle, Colombia, técnico profesional en sistematización del Centro Colombiano de Estudios Profesionales, y Master en Desarrollo Humano de FLACSO Buenos Aires. Especialización en administración de sistemas de información del Centro Colombiano de Estudios Profesionales. Trainer Certificado en Software Cualitativo ATLAS.ti. Luis Alfredo es además asesor en gestión de proyectos sociales y su especialidad es incorporar herramientas informáticas cuantitativas, cualitativas y los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG-GIS) a la investigación, especialmente en la evaluación proyectos y sistematización de experiencias. Luis Alfredo es encargado técnico-comercial de ATLAS.ti en América Latina.

Ani Munirah, PhD

Ani Munirah Mohamad is Manager of International Projects with Training & Partnership Development. She is responsible for the implementation of training services in the English and Malay languages, with a particular emphasis on the Southeast Asian market. She holds a PhD in Law from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, and a bachelors degree in law (LLB Hons.) and a masters degree in comparative law (MCL) from the International Islamic University Malaysia. She specializes in cyber law, information technology law and research methodologies.

Ivana Radivojevic

Ivana Radivojevic is Project Coordinator and Client Relations Manager with Training and Partnership Development. She provides training and user support in English and Spanish, with a particular focus on the European, African, and Latin American markets. She has a degree in psychology from IE University, Spain, and she is continuing her academic career as a social psychologist, specializing in qualitative research and cultural psychology.

Christina Silver, PhD

Dr. Christina Silver is a researcher and software trainer. She manages the CAQDAS Networking Project (CNP), based in the Department of Sociology in the University of Surrey, UK. She is also co-director of the University of Surrey’s Day Courses in Social Research programme and the co-founder of Qualitative Data Analysis Services (QDAS), a consortium of researchers and methodologists who provide customised training and consultancy services for individuals and groups engaged in qualitative and mixed methods analysis. She is co-author with Ann Lewins of Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide, Sage Publications, 2014, and with Nick Woolf of books on the Five-Level QDA method.

Steve Wright, PhD

Steve Wright is a teacher, researcher and consultant on using Computer Applications for Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) with a particular focus on ATLAS.ti. He was awarded his PhD in eResearch and Technology Enhanced Learning by Lancaster University in 2014. He has worked as a learning technologist in the Faculty of Health and Medicine at Lancaster University for 10 years supporting both distance and on-campus postgraduate students as well as staff to use technologies effectively to support their learning and research. Steve made extensive use of ATLAS.ti in his PhD thesis project and was certified as as a professional ATLAS.ti trainer through the CAPT programme in October 2014. He has a particular interest in the intersection of method, methodology and how technologies can mediate these and open up new possibilities for creative and innovative engagements with empirical data. You can find further details at his website

Ricardo B. Contreras, PhD

Ricardo B. Contreras is the director of Training & Partnership Development and of the company Office for the Americas. He has an undergraduate degree in sociocultural anthropology from the Universidad de Chile, and master’s and doctoral degrees in applied anthropology from the University of South Florida.

Maja Urbanczyk

Maja Urbanczyk is a professional trainer and Client Relations Manager with ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH (Europe Office). She provides training and user support in German and English. Maja has a degree in Sociology from the University of Tübingen. In her continuing academic life she focuses Qualitative Methodology and STS. Maja provides training to students on different levels since 2015. She joined the ATLAS.ti team in 2017 and is now teaching online webinars, too. You can contact Maja by writing to [email protected] .