14. Author BiographyDavid Silverman, PhD has been Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths' College, London University, since 1999. He is also Visiting Professor in the Management Department of King's College, London. Since 2003, he has served on the Board of the Qualitative Research Forum of the European Sociological Association. His research has included studies of HIV counselling, pediatric and oncology consultations, and selection and promotion boards. His current books include: Interpreting Qualitative Data (Sage, 3rd edition, 2006), Doing Qualitative Research: A Practical Handbook (Sage, 2nd edition 2005) and Harvey Sacks: Social Science and Conversation Analysis (Polity, 1998). His most recent book is called A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Qualitative Research (Sage, September 2007). He is the editor of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2nd edition 2004) and co-editor with Clive Seale, Giampietro Gobo, and Jaber Gubrium of Qualitative Research Practice (Sage, paperback edition 2006).