Research services are offered on a case-by-case basis and are dependent on availability.

Research Consultations

If you would like to talk to Dr. Jem Tosh about research that you are working on, or plan to work on in the future, you can book a research consultation. All consultations are conducted virtually due to COVID-19. Dr. Jem Tosh is an expert in the topics of psychology, gender, sexuality, trauma, violence, and abuse. If you are looking for help when writing about transgender and nonbinary people, or making sure that your writing and research about sexual abuse is gender inclusive - you've come to the right place. 

 

Dr. Jem Tosh can also help you with planning or completing a qualitative research project - particularly one that uses discourse analysis, intersectionality, is interdisciplinary, or draws on critical perspectives. She is experienced in collecting and analysing material from interviews, surveys, and focus groups, and her specialism is the analysis of archival material (both historical documents and contemporary texts such as online material and media texts). She will not tell you how to design or complete your project, but will answer questions and provide information based on her experience and expertise of research and publishing so that you can make informed decisions about how to move forward.

 

If you have questions around getting published or are thinking about writing your first book, these are also areas that Dr. Jem Tosh can speak about and provide advice and guidance on. If your project is ongoing, or you would like regular support, you can book multiple consultations in advance (and at a reduced rate). If you are looking for someone to join your PhD supervisory team, please check out the PhD Supervision page for more information.

Rates available on a sliding scale:

 

$90.00/hour standard rate for those with average/high and secure income

$60.00/hour for those with low/insecure income 

Limited free spaces available for those experiencing financial hardship who would otherwise be unable to access such services

Reduced rates available for those wanting to book multiple sessions in advance (contact Dr. Jem Tosh for more information)

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation fees for rescheduled appointments due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. physical or mental health). For appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice (and not rescheduled) a one time fee of $30.00 is charged to reimburse us for the labour of preparing for the appointment. 

Payment

Payment can be made via bank transfer (including e-transfer) or through our online shop.

 

Late Fees

Late fees for non-payment start 30 days after the date of your appointment. The late fee is 15% per month. For example, if $100.00 was owed and unpaid after 30 days, $115.00 would be owed. If it remains unpaid after two months this would increase to $130.00 and so on. This is to ensure that we are reimbursed for our labour. If you are struggling to pay your invoice, contact us as soon as possible to arrange a payment schedule that fits your current situation. 

Confidentiality

Contents of consultations will remain confidential between Dr. Jem Tosh and the client, except in situations where there is a threat of harm to self or others. General discussions may also occur between Dr. Jem Tosh and professional colleagues or supervisors as is standard in the profession, but no specifics regarding a client's identity will be revealed. No photographs (i.e. screenshots) or screen recordings will be taken by Dr. Jem Tosh, and clients are not to take any photographs or recordings without prior written consent from Dr. Jem Tosh. 

Risks and Limitations

There are few risks associated with a consultation, unless discussing a difficult case or topic in which case you could become distressed due to vicarious trauma. In booking a consultation, it is assumed that you accept this risk and that you are familiar with discussing difficult cases/topics as a part of your work. The limitations of consultation are that it provides information and/or guidance based on research, it acknowledges the diversity of that research base, and cannot promise to solve all problems much like therapy cannot guarantee to heal all trauma. In booking a consultation, it is assumed that you accept that this consultation will provide you with information based on Dr. Jem Tosh's experience and expertise, that you consider her expertise appropriate for your query, that there are different perspectives available, and that it is ultimately your decision whether or not to use the information that Dr. Jem Tosh gives to you.

To book your consultation, fill in the query form below and Dr. Jem Tosh will be in touch to schedule your appointment

Analysis and Write Up

If you are working on a project or planning one, you can arrange for Dr. Jem Tosh to complete an analysis of qualitative material as well as writing up results for publication and presentations. As each project is unique and will have its own timeframes and requirements, it is best to discuss the details of what is needed directly with Dr. Jem Tosh during a free 30 minute consultation.  

Analysis:

Hourly Rate: $70.00/hour 

Overtime Rate: an additional $20.00/hour (evenings/nights, weekends, holidays)

Emotive/Distressing Content: an additional $20.00/hour (violence, abuse, transphobia, homophobia etc.)

Write Up:

Hourly Rate: $60.00/hour 

Overtime Rate: an additional $20.00/hour (evenings/nights, weekends, holidays)

Emotive/Distressing Content: an additional $20.00/hour (violence, abuse, transphobia, homophobia etc.)

Research Style

Dr. Jem Tosh specialises in qualitative analyses, particularly discourse analysis and critical perspectives. Please review some of her publications available at The Psygentra Institute to ensure that her research style is the right fit for your project.  

Author Recognition

Dr. Jem Tosh is to be listed as a contributing author in any subsequent publications and presentations (order dependent on the amount of work done in relation to others working on the project), unless she has specified otherwise. Please check with her prior to publishing. 

Late Fees

Late fees for non-payment start 30 days after the date shown on your invoice. The late fee is 15% per month. For example, if $100.00 was owed and unpaid after 30 days, $115.00 would be owed. If it remains unpaid after two months this would increase to $130.00 and so on. This is to ensure that we are reimbursed for our labour. If you are struggling to pay your invoice, contact us as soon as possible to arrange a payment schedule that fits your current situation. 

Ethics and the Unpredictability of Qualitative Research

Dr. Jem Tosh reserves the right to withdraw from any project that requires her to compromise her research or personal ethics. She will not work on projects that promote harmful narratives or practices regarding marginalised and oppressed groups. Please also note that she cannot dictate the outcome of qualitative research. Dr. Jem Tosh examines a text aware of its cultural and historical context, and with an openness to whatever comes up. She can focus on a particular aspect as requested, but she cannot create analyses for content that is not there, nor can she erase important dominant themes that are evident in the text (even if it was not what you were expecting). It is this unpredictability that makes qualitative research so interesting. Dr. Jem Tosh will remain in regular contact during her analyses so that you will be informed if the material has produced an unexpected/novel result and can decide on what areas of the analysis you would like her to focus on for the final outcome.

Topics: history of psychology, critical psychology, mad studies, transgender and nonbinary genders, genderfluidity, feminism and feminist psychology, sexuality and queer psychology, sexual abuse and violence, sexual trauma, therapies for survivors of sexual abuse, media representations of gender/sexuality/madness/violence. 

Qualitative Methods: discourse analysis, critical intersectionality theory, interdisciplinary approaches, genealogical tracing, thematic analysis, qualitative content analysis. 

Writing Outputs: Research reviews/summaries, blog posts, commentaries, journal articles, book chapters, encyclopaedia entries, books, grant applications.

To book your free consultation, fill in the query form below and Dr. Jem Tosh will be in touch to discuss your project

Editing

Whether it is your next book, a blog series, or teaching materials - sometimes a little editing help can reduce the stress and the time taken to complete your work. Editing is available for writing style, formatting, and APA Style referencing.

Hourly Rate: $50.00/hour 

Per Page Rate: $50.00 per 4 pages 

Overtime Rate: an additional $20.00/hour (evenings/nights, weekends, holidays)

Emotive/Distressing Content: an additional $20.00/hour (violence, abuse, transphobia, homophobia etc.)

Limited Budget

If there is a limited budget available, work can be completed until that limit is reached. If the budget is flexible and the project has taken longer than anticipated, we will contact you for permission to continue until completion above the original pay limit. If the budget is strict and the project has not been completed in the available time, it will be submitted as incomplete but within the original budget.

Limited Time

If the project has strict time constraints, such as an impending external deadline, a project can be agreed that includes overtime hours to work until it is completed.

Strict and Specific Requirements

For detailed and precise editing, such as for academic publications or those that require strict conformity to external guidelines, clear and direct outcomes should be specified. Due to the close examination of the text that can be required in these cases, the per page rate is not available. 

Quotes/Estimates

We do not generally give out quotes or cost estimates as each case is unique. The time taken to complete a project will depend on your priorities and how many changes are required (such as a project with many errors taking significantly longer than a project with few errors to correct). If cost is a concern, we recommend either choosing the per page rate (if available) and to discuss the budget limit with the editor before editing begins. 

Client Communication and Expectations

To ensure that the project meets your requirements, clear communication is key. Please state as directly as you can what you need and what your expectations are. Writing is subjective and in some areas of academia (such as journal publishing) rejections can be high - sending work to an editor does not guarantee that a paper will be accepted or that a thesis will pass examination. It simply improves the text from the original and saves time that you can dedicate to other tasks.  

Late Fees

Late fees for non-payment start 30 days after the date shown on your invoice. The late fee is 15% per month. For example, if $100.00 was owed and unpaid after 30 days, $115.00 would be owed. If it remains unpaid after two months this would increase to $130.00 and so on. This is to ensure that we are reimbursed for our labour. If you are struggling to pay your invoice, contact us as soon as possible to arrange a payment schedule that fits your current situation. 

Editor's Style

Our editing services are based on academic expertise in qualitative writing and publishing, psychology, and critical perspectives. Our editing style reflects this. If you are working with quantitative data or plan to submit to a quantitative/positivistic publication, we may not be the right fit for your project. We recommend reading some of the publications available at The Psygentra Institute for examples of our writing, editing, and publishing style, as well as for the kinds of topics that we specialise in. 

To book your free consultation, fill in the query form below and Dr. Jem Tosh will be in touch to discuss your project

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