About the authors

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 the no preconceptions dictum in grounded theory, will soon be published. Email: bglaser@speakeasy.net

Antoinette McCallin works with postgraduate students from many health disciplines in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. She supervises masters and doctoral research projects, and coordinates the research paper in the professional doctoral research programme. Antoinette is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute, and a Peer Review Editor for The Grounded Theory Review. Specialist research interests include collaboration, interprofessional practice, interdisciplinary learning, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Email: amccall@aut.ac.nz

Geoff Dickson is the Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. Geoff is responsible for research development and building research capability and productivity in the Faculty. He co-chairs the Faculty Postgraduate and Research Committee, a key communication, policy and funding committee, and is responsible for maintaining records and reporting on research activity and outcomes.  As a member of the School of Sport and Recreation, Geoff leads the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in sport and recreation management. His research interests focus on interorganisational networks, corporate governance and event tourism. Email: geoff.dickson@aut.ac.nz

Paul Dowling is professor of education in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media, Institute of Education, University of London. He is a sociologist and his work involves the development and deployment of an organizational language—social activity method (SAM)—for the sociological description of pedagogic sites, texts and technologies in any context. Email: p.dowling@ioe.ac.uk

Naomi Elliott is Assistant Professor in General Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She completed her PhD using grounded theory, is supervising PhD students using grounded theory and lectures doctoral students on qualitative research methodology. Email: Naomi.elliott@tcd.ie

Agnes Higgins is a Professor in Mental Health Nursing at Midwifery in the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She completed her PhD using grounded theory and is supervising a number of PhD students who are conducting classic grounded theory studies. Email: ahiggins@tcd.ie

Kim Kwok’s research of rugby coaching was an outgrowth of more than thirty years of ongoing interest and involvement in New Zealand’s national game. He currently manages an amateur team at his local club, and is attempting a start-up business, which will seek to disseminate and market the findings of his Masters research. Email: kkimbo1@gmail.com

Gaëtan Mourmant received his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from Paris Dauphine University (France) and Georgia State University (USA). He worked four years as a Marketing Database Analyst in a global, financial institution (Canada). As a consultant, he managed more than 50 IT projects (France). Gaëtan’s research interests include turnover and entrepreneurship. He has published papers in the European Journal of Information Systems, the Proceedings of the ACM Special Interest Group on MIS and the International Conference on Information Systems. Email: gmourmant@gmail.com


Anna Sandgren has a PhD in Caring Sciences and works as a senior lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, Jönköping University, Sweden. Her research is mostly focused on palliative cancer care, but she is also involved in other research areas such as lifestyle intervention studies for persons with psychiatric disabilities, studies focusing on patients with pacemaker and their relatives, and studies on patients with subarachnoid hemorrhages and their relatives. Anna uses different research methodologies but she is especially interested in classic grounded theory and she is a fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute.

Email: anna.sandgren@hhj.hj.se