ABOUT THE CONSORTIUM
The Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium (AFRC) was established in April, 2017 at the Fatherhood Research in Australia Symposium II, held at Deakin University, Melbourne and co-hosted by the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle.
Five working groups co-ordinate the national multi-site and multi-institutional collaboration. Our first domain of enquiry is fatherhood and sleep, specifically father sleep and fathers’ role in child sleep.
AFRC members have a wide range of interests beyond the study of sleep and aim to develop further fields of collaboration.
The working groups, and their assigned chairs, are as follows:
Literature review group. Chair is Dr Karen Wynter, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Health Partnership, Deakin University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data and analysis group. Chair is Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University: email@example.com
Interventions group. Chair is Dr Eileen Dowse, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle: Eileen.Dowse@newcastle.edu.au
Scientific communications group. Chairs are Sam Teague, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University: firstname.lastname@example.org and Aladdin Jones, Eastern Health: email@example.com
Paternal Perinatal Depression Network. Chair is Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW FATHER-INCLUSIVE PRACTICE NETWORK ESTABLISHED 2019
Father-Inclusive Practice Network. If you’re a practitioner, researcher, individual or organisation representative who would like to connect with others interested in father-inclusive practice, please contact the FIP Network co-ordinators, Julie Graney, (email@example.com) from Kids First Australia, or Claire Ruthven from Merri Health, (firstname.lastname@example.org)