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Professor Steve Robertson


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Professor Steve Robertson

Professor of Men, Gender & Health

Professor of Men, Gender & Health


Steve’s work is mainly focused on men, masculinity and health particularly men’s engagement with health services. He also has expertise in men’s relationships and emotional life, men and embodiment and in masculinity and disability.

Steve worked as a nurse and health visitor before commencing a career in research in 1999 and completing his PhD and ESRC/MRC Post-doctoral studies at Lancaster University. His main interest is in social theories of masculinity and their application to health but he also works on: masculinity and disability; the sociology of (male) bodies; fathers and fatherhood; men, masculinity and mental well-being; and evaluating men’s health programmes. He has over 40 peer reviewed journal papers and his first book, Understanding Men & Health: Masculinities, Identity and Well-Being, is a seminal text in the field.

Qualifications:

PhD, BSc(hons), RGN, RHV

Current Projects:

Working with the Men’s Health Forum to complete a scoping study which will inform a five-year Men’s Health Improvement Programme for Lambeth and Southwark.

Working with Dr. Mark Robinson on a project with the charity Mind to evaluate work that aims to build resilience in older unemployed men.

Working with a Leverhulme International Post-Doctoral Fellow, Larry Mróz from Canada looking at gender dynamics in food choice for men with prostate cancer.
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