About the Authors

Lorraine Andrews is a Lecturer in Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Currently she is a third year PhD student conducting a classic grounded theory study on men’s experiences of becoming a father, which will be complete in 2013. Her research interests include family centred maternity care, postnatal care and transition to fatherhood.

Tom Andrews, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in Nursing at Brookfield Health Science Complex,University of Cork,Ireland, specialising in critical care.  Andrews lectures in research methods on post-graduate courses and currently supervise a number of PhD students using classic GT.  He has conducted a number of classic grounded theory troubleshooting seminars alone and in collaboration. He is a fellow of the GT Institute and publishes in a number of journals.  He is currently involved in two grounded theory projects. His research interests are around worsening progressions whatever the context.

Dori Barnett, Ed.D., is a Program Coordinator and School Psychologist in the Orange County Department of Education. Her professional background includes over twenty years of experience specializing in students with emotional and behavioral disabilities in comprehensive, alternative and special education settings. Dr. Barnett’s research interests include behavioral and emotional disabilities in children and adolescents, comprehensive school-wide intervention models, organizational theory and systems change, and qualitative research methodology in education.

Jenna Breckenridge is a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Queen Margaret University. Her current research interests include vocational rehabilitation and health related employability. Her PhD study, completed in 2010, used classic grounded theory to develop a theory of professional decision making, which has been presented at multidisciplinary conferences in the fields of healthcare and business. She is a member of the Grounded Theory Institute and teaches and supervises grounded theory at MSc and PhD level.

Ian C Elliott is a Lecturer in Business in the Division of Business, Enterprise and Management at Queen Margaret University. His research interests cover public management and the relationship between work and health including the Pathways to Work initiative and the Work Programme. Ian has previously worked at the Employment Research Institute, the Scottish Government, University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Cheri Fernandez, RN, Ph.D.,CDE, is associate professor
at Faculty of Nursing, 
University of Windsor,Canada. Her research interests include diabetes, chronic illness, integration, quality of life, and nursing worklife. She has been an assistant editor of the Grounded Theory Review since 2010.

Barney G. Glaser is the cofounder of grounded theory (1967). He received his PhD from Columbia University in 1961. He then went to University of California San Francisco, where he joined Anselm Strauss in doing the dying in hospitals study and in teaching PhD and DNS students methods and analysis. He published over 20 articles on this research and the dying research. Since then, Glaser has written 14 more books using and about grounded theory, and countless articles. In 1998 he received an honorary doctorate from Stockholm University. His latest book, which deals with writing grounded theory, will be published in 2012.

Agnes Higgins is Professor in Mental Health Nursing and Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has worked in the area of mental health, palliative care and general nursing. Her research interests are in the area of sexualities, sexual health, mental health and recovery. She has completed and published a number of research studies in these areas.

Derek Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at Northumbria University and has a first degree in sociology. Research interests are older people and chronic pain, vocational rehabilitation, and professional education. Current work includes a four year collaborative project exploring the self-management of pain by older people, and supervising a PhD student investigating chronic pain and older people in the workforce.

Joan Lalor is an Associate Professor in Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin. Her current research interests include but are not limited to prenatal screening, assessment of fetal wellbeing and traumatic grief. Her PhD study, completed in 2006, used classic grounded theory to develop the first published theory of adaptation following a diagnosis of fetal anomaly, which has been disseminated widely. She is a member of the Grounded Theory Institute and teaches and supervises grounded theory at doctoral and post-doctoral level.

Maggie Nicol is an Emeritus Professor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. Prior to her retirement she was Head of Occupational Therapy and Art Therapy. She has a long history of supervising research students and being grant holders for funded research. She was a member of a sub panel for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008. Current research interests primarily focus on mental health and Professor Nicol acts as a research consultant for Allied Health Professions working in Mental Health employed in a local Health Board.

Michael Waring is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.