Dr. Steve Robertson

Steve worked in the UK National Health Service 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 and, since 2018, he has developed an additional research interest in nursing workforce and education issues (https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/sra/home ). He has extensive experience evaluating a range of community-based men’s health interventions including those relating to sexual health, mental health and suicide, sport and leisure, prostate cancer, lung cancer and supporting self-care in primary care.  Steve has over 120 peer reviewed publications 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 Movember, 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 Editorial Board Member of Psychology of Men & Masculinities and the Australian Journal of Health Promotion. 

He is currently a Research Programme Director at the University of Sheffield, UK and Emeritus Professor at Leeds Beckett University, UK.