About the authors

Tom Andrews, PhD, 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. Email: t.andrews@ucc.ie

Barry Chametzky, PhD, is an active researcher in the fields of andragogy, e-learning, and classic grounded theory with numerous peer-reviewed publications.  He is also one of the reviewers and the copyeditor for the Grounded Theory Review, an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the classic grounded theory research design.  In addition, he offers editing and consulting services through EditNow.Org, his editing company.  He lives in Pennsylvania and teaches as a part-time adjunct instructor at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, at Ozarks Technical Community College in Missouri, and at City University of Seattle in Washington.

Ólavur Christiansen, PhD, is candidate in economics (cand. polit.) from the University of Copenhagen in 1977, and candidate in sociology (cand. scient. soc.) from the University of Copenhagen in 1983. He received his PhD from Aalborg University in 2007 (a study of “opportunizing” in business). He has mainly had a career within the governmental sector, but also within the private sector (bank auditing, market analysis). He is currently Associate Professor at the University of Faroe Islands, as well as General Secretary of the Economic Council of the Government of Faroe Islands. The latter is a full-time job. Email: OlavurC@setur.fo

Gary Evans, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Canada at the University of Prince Edward Island Faculty of Business.  Gary holds five degrees including a PhD in Business from the UK with a focus on Corporate Governance.  His research includes: corporate governance, gender diversity, culture, and disruptive technologies.  Dr. Evans has used classical grounded theory in a number of research areas and continues to learn of its power as a research tool with each experience. Prior to joining the academic world Gary was the CEO and senior partner for KPMG Consulting for Central Eastern Europe.  Previous to this positing he was the managing partner of Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Energy for KPMG UK.  Gary has worked with clients around the globe in over 30 countries.  Email: gevans@upei.ca

Bengt Fridlund, PhD, Professor, is the Director at the School of Health and Welfare, Jönköping University, Sweden, and focuses on the care of chronically and critically ill patients and their partners, such as in cardiovascular care, in cancer and palliative care, as well as psychiatric and mental health. The clinical research perspectives can be summarized as epidemiological studies, evaluation studies, gender studies, intervention studies, methodological studies, pedagogical studies, and pair relation/family studies, theoretically grounded in social support and social networks, coping, stress, autogenesis, and QOL. Methodologically he is conversant with quantitative and qualitative analyses. Email: Bengt.Fridlund@ju.se

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. Email: bglaser@speakeasy.net

Lisa Hardman, DNP, RN, CDE, is a Registered Nurse working in Women’s Health Services for the Veterans Health Administration. Her research interests include Veterans health, rural health and chronic disease self-management. Dr. Hardman is a co-author for the Nursing Ethics chapter in Nursing Management and Leadership. Email: lisa.hardman@va.gov

Judith A. Holton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Management, Mount Allison University, Canada. She holds a Masters in Leadership (Royal Roads University, Canada) and a PhD in Management Studies (University of Northampton, UK).  During her PhD research, she was closely mentored by Barney Glaser.  Judith has written a number of methodological papers, co-edited books about classic grounded theory and was the founding editor of The Grounded Theory Review as a peer-reviewed journal.  She has also published in Organizational Research Methods, Management Learning, The Learning Organization, Leadership and Organization Development Journal, and Advances in Developing Human Resources.  She is co-author, with Isabelle Walsh, of Classic Grounded Theory: Applications with qualitative and quantitative data (Sage Publications, 2017) which was recently short-listed for the European Academy of Management (EURAM) best book award for 2017.

Stine Leegaard Jepsen, MScN, RN works as a lecturer at the department of Science in Nursing, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus and at VIA University College Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing, Silkeborg, Denmark. Here, she teaches in areas and themes such as nursing, communication, coping & rehabilitation, patient involvement, dementia, and various research methodologies. Her earlier work has included psychiatric depressive patients and their way towards recovery and people suffering from dementia and their relatives. Email: STLJ@VIA.DK

Lene Bastrup Jørgensen, PhD, Associate Professor and Research Director at the University of Aarhus, focuses on coping in different groups of patients in different setting of health areas using and merging qualitative and quantitative designs, methods, and results. Her research is often conducted in interdisciplinary research teams using different perspectives and approaches on health challenges. However, the classic grounded theory methodology is the most pivotal field of research and teaching pursuing and understanding and mastering the methodology and its cardinal points. She has generated two substantive theories on coping within two different health areas and currently pursuing with this formal substantive theory on coping within the health domain to generate a formal theory on coping. Email: Lenejoer@rm.dk

Andy Lowe, is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Research Institute academic now living in Bangkok, Thailand as a non-immigrant resident alien retired.  He has a PhD from Glasgow University Scotland and an MBA from Aston University in England.  Prior to his retirement, he was based at Strathclyde University Glasgow Scotland where he was course director for the PhD research methodology program for 10 years.  He has personally supervised 8 PhDs to a successful conclusion, all of which use the grounded theory research methodology.  Over the past 20 years he has had a close working relationship with Dr. Barney Glaser, the co-founder of the grounded theory research method.  Andy is currently a visiting professor at Aalborg University Denmark and continues to be invited to give grounded theory research methods seminars in Europe, Asia, Africa, the US, and South America.

Vivian B. Martin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism, Central Connecticut State University. Her interest in grounded theory extends nearly 20 years, starting with her master’s, and then doctoral studies. A former newspaper and magazine writer, she has grounded theory to study news in everyday life. She has written on methodology and is tweaking her first formal grounded theory, defensive disattending. Her current research interests are knowledge work, the politics of information, and cultural change. Among her current papers is a forthcoming chapter on using literature as data for formal theory scheduled for the 2nd edition of the Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory. Email: martinv@ccsu.edu

Alvita Nathaniel, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, is a Professor and Chair of the Charleston Division of the West Virginia University School of Nursing.  Her research and teaching interest involve clinical family practice, ethics, moral reckoning, and grounded theory. Dr. Nathaniel co-authored the ethics text, Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing, which is used in schools of nursing in the U.S. and internationally.  She is a Fellow of the Grounded Theory Institute, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a Fellow of the WVU Health Sciences Center Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and a former member of the American Nurses Association Advisory Board for Ethics and Human Rights. Email: anathaniel@hsc.wvu.edu

Anna Sandgren, RN, PhD, is the Director for Center for Collaborative Palliative care, Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Sweden. Email: anna.sandgren@lnu.se

Milka Satinovic, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Radiography at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Satinovic has been one of founders of Bergen Research Group of Grounded Theory in 2002 where she is still an active participant. She supervises for students at masters and doctoral levels in GT and is one of editors of an introduction book in grounded theory in Norwegian. Email: msa@hvl.no

Helen Scott, PhD, is a research consultant and grounded theory research mentor. She gained her PhD in 2007 studying learner persistence in adult online learning. Whilst developing her theory she became fascinated by the grounded theory research method and attended many and organised several of Glaser’s troubleshooting seminars. In 2009 Helen launched www.groundedtheoryonline.com as a medium through which Fellows of the Grounded Theory Institute could support other grounded theorists online. Helen has since worked with novice and established researchers worldwide both online and face to face at seminars and workshops, which she holds twice a year. Helen has a parallel life as a web designer and information architect: working in two areas keeps her mind fresh. Email: helen@groundedtheoryonline.com

Odis Simmons was one of Glaser and Strauss’ first generation Ph.D. students in the Graduate Program in Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. He has extensive experience at mentoring, teaching and supervising grounded theory students from multiple academic and practicing professions. He is the originator of grounded action and grounded therapy. He has served on the faculties of The University of Tulsa, Yale University and Fielding Graduate University. He is now happily retired from these positions, but not from grounded theory. Email: osimm@comcast.net

Hans Thulesius, MD, PhD, is associate professor at Lund University, at the department of clinical sciences. He has specialized in family medicine and works as general practitioner. He is also employed at the R&D-unit at the Region of Kronoberg. Additionally, he is a member of the editorial board for The Grounded Theory Review. Email: hans.thulesius@kronoberg.se

Kara Vander Linden, EdD, is the Co-Director of the Department of Research at Saybrook University.  Specializing in classic grounded theory, she teaches and oversees dissertation using classic grounded theory.  Dr. Vander Linden received her Doctorate in Education from Fielding Graduate University, with dual concentrations in classic grounded theory and higher education.  She also has a Masters in Special Education and an undergraduate degree in math.  Dr. Vander Linden also works in private practice with individuals who have learning disabilities. Email: dr.k.vanderlinden@gmail.com, kvanderlinden@saybrook.edu