Steve worked in the UK National Health Service as a nurse and health visitor for over twenty years before commencing a career in research. His main interests and publications are around social theories of masculinity and their application to public health and health promotion. He has extensive experience evaluating a range of men’s health promotion interventions. Steve has over 70 peer reviewed publications in the field and wrote what became a seminal text, ‘Understanding Men and Health’, in 2007. He has worked with fellow academics, policy makers and practitioners from Australia, the United States, Canada and Europe and has acted as a consultant on gender and men’s health to the UK Department of Health and to WHO (Europe). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Men’s Social and Community Health and Mental Health Section Editor of the American Journal of Men’s Health.
He recently developed interest in an additional area of research around nursing workforce issues, particularly issues around safe staffing, skill mix and continuing professional development.