BRENDAN GOUGH is Professor of Applied Social Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is a critical social psychologist and qualitative researcher interested in gender issues, especially concerning men and masculinities. He has published various papers on gender identities and relations which draw upon discursive and psychoanalytic concepts, including areas such as sexism, homophobia and intersex. He has also published papers on ESRC funded health-related research, such as alcohol consumption, smoking and aspects of men's health. He is co-editor of Qualitative Research& Psychology and Social Psychology& Personality Compass (the Critical Psychology Section).
STEVE ROBERTSON is currently Reader in Men's Health at the Centre for Men's Health, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He worked as a nurse and health visitor for over 15 years before commencing a research career, completing his PhD at the Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University. He has been publishing in the men's health field, particularly in men's health promotion, for over 14 years and is author of Understanding Men and Health: Masculinities, Identity and Well-Being (2007). He is best known for his work linking theories of masculinities to concepts of health and illness and has collaborated on published work in this area with colleagues in Australia, Canada and the United States.