The characteristic E A galaxy spectrum - strong Balmer-line absorption superimposed upon an elliptical galaxy spectrum - is a signpost to galaxies in the process of transformation. Such a spectrum implies the existence of a young stellar population but the absence of ongoing star formation: a recently truncated starburst. E A galaxies hence represent an important stage in the evolution of galaxies, and yet their formation mechanism as a function of environment remains uncertain. To elucidate this mechanism we have obtained high resolution multi-band imaging and spatially resolved IFU spectroscopy with GMOS of a sample of bright, low-redshift E A galaxies selected from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. This talk will present the results of these observations, showing how spatially the resolved star-formation histories and internal 2D-kinematics provided by GMOS are able to discriminate between competing E A galaxy formation models.