ELLEN BALKA is Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada,nbsp;where she also serves as Director of the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab. She is particularly interested in issues related to gender and inequality, and whether or not information technology contributes to or challenges gender and ethnic inequalities. nbsp; EILEEN GREEN is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Social and Policy Research (CSPR) in the School of Social Sciences and Law, University of Teesside, UK. Her research interests focus around issues of social in/exclusion, especially gender issues. Her publications include Gendered by Design? Information Technology and Office Systems (co-edited), Virtual Gender: Technology, Consumption and Identity (co-edited) and Youth, Risk and Leisure: Constructing Identities in Everyday Life (co-edited). nbsp; FLIS HENWOOD is Professor of Social Informatics in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK, where she heads the Social Informatics Research Unit (www.brighton.ac.uk/cmis/research/groups/siru). Her most recent work focuses on the implementation and use of information and communication technologies in health care.
Ali Guy is at the University of Teesside. Eileen Green is at the University of Teesside. Maura Banim is at the University of Teesside.