In The Field Films was formed in 2011 by sociologists John Chatwin and Katherine Ludwin. We produce high quality research, training and dissemination films for the academic market and bring a unique mix of active research and visual methods experience to all our productions.

Recent commissions have included work for Bupa; University of Manchester; University of Leeds; The British Medical Association; University of Bradford; educational charity Knowledge for Change; Health Education England; University of York; the Shiatsu Society; The Liverpool Milago partnership.

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Katherine Ludwin

Katherine holds a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London and an (ESRC recognised) MA in Social Research Methods from the University of Leeds. She has wide experience of qualitative methods, with an emphasis on visual methods, in-depth interviewing and ethnography. Her work on biographical narrative interviews is used in methods training at the University of Warsaw. She is currently working on an NIHR funded project at the University of Bradford, evaluating the use of participatory video with older people with dementia in care homes. Before becoming a researcher, Katherine worked in homeless services in Seattle, USA.


John Chatwin

John has a PhD in Communication Studies from the University of York. As a post-doctoral researcher, he has worked with a wide range of qualitative methods, but specialises in ethnography and micro-interactional work – particularly conversation analysis as applied to medical interaction. He has a strong background in visual approaches, and is an experienced academic film maker. John is also currently a Research Fellow at the University of Salford.