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Fatherhood Research in Australia Symposium II


MELBOURNE, 20TH-21ST APRIL 2017

Researchers examining fathers, fathering or fatherhood are invited to contribute to the second symposium on Fatherhood Research in Australia to be held at the city campus of Deakin University on April 20th and 21st 2017.

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Fatherhood Research in Australia Symposium II


MELBOURNE, 20TH-21ST APRIL 2017

Researchers examining fathers, fathering or fatherhood are invited to contribute to the second symposium on Fatherhood Research in Australia to be held at the city campus of Deakin University on April 20th and 21st 2017.

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

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In 2005 we brought together researchers to assess the state of knowledge about fathers. This report, which was the first comprehensive account of published research on fatherhood in Australia found that apart from 'fathers and family separation' father’s role in their families, and their influence the development of children remain largely unanswered.

In 2016 at the University of Newcastle, at the inaugural Fatherhood Research Symposium, we brought together 30 researchers to meet and discuss the recruitment and engagement of fathers, models of fatherhood and researchers’ personal; journeys to study fathers or fatherhood. The group considered what needs to be done, right now, in five years, in 10 years as well as identifying opportunities to work together.

In 2017 we are proposing to continue this discussion facilitating networking and sharing of personal and professional perspectives.

Although professionals and the public accept fathers’ contribution to the care and education of infants and children, there remain major gaps in our understanding of fathering, and we lack effective ways in which to engage with fathers. 

We invite you to join us to build effective collaborations so that we may further the evidence base on fathering. Symposium II is under the auspices of the Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle and the Centre for Social and Early Development, Deakin University. 

Registrations closing date extended to Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 5pm.

The Symposium is a free event for researchers actively engaged in researching fathers. Morning tea and lunch will be provided on both days. Download a PDF of the symposium flyer here.

VENUE

Deakin Downtown: Level 12 / Tower 2, 727 Collins Street Melbourne Victoria 3008

 

Getting there: 

Train

Tram

  • Collins Square has a tram super-stop at its front door, offering frequent services in to the CBD and is within the Free Tram Zone. Other Tram stops close to Collins Square are located at the Flinders Street / Wurundjeri Way side of Collins Square (catch the City Circle Tram here) and Spencer Street and Collins Street intersection. Plan your journey on the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website.

Car

  • Parking nearby is expensive unless you arrive before 10am and leave after 4pm, so it might be best to catch a taxi, tram or train. Secure parking is available nearby at: 664 Collins Street, Melbourne; or at 700 Collins Street, Docklands.

Myki Cards

  • To use trams, trains and buses around Melbourne you’ll need to buy a Myki card. These can be purchased at any train station. Southern Cross Station is not far from Deakin Downtown. Myki cards are very easy to use, just top up credit or buy a pass at a shop or station, then touch-on once you’ve boarded the tram or bus – or touch-on and off to get through the barriers at train stations. Visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) Myki site.

Where to stay:

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Holiday INN On Flinders

  • Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders is located in the Melbourne CBD on the corner of Flinders Lane and Spencer Street. There are trams at the doorstep and Southern Cross Station just a short walk away. Deakin Downtown is is quick 5 minute walk away. Visit the Holiday Inn website for more information.

Peppers Docklands

  • Peppers Docklands is just minutes from the Melbourne CBD and located on the concourse of Etihad Stadium. Deakin Downtown is a 15-minute stroll away from Peppers Docklands along the Victoria Harbour esplanade. Visit the Peppers Docklands website for more information.

Travelodge docklands 

  • Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands is located centrally in the Docklands area, adjacent to Southern Cross Station and just a five minute walk from Melbourne’s CBD. Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Aquarium are all nearby. Visit the Travelodge Hotel website for more information.

Alto Hotel on Bourke  

  • The Alto Hotel on Bourke Street is a TripAdvisor favourite for its funky city vibes. Deakin Downtown is a 15-minute stroll away from the Alto Hotel past Southern Cross Station. Visit the Alto Hotel website for more information.
 

TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT

SkyBus

  • SkyBus offers an express bus service from the Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) to Melbourne City and vice versa for $19 per person, per trip. SkyBus also offers a free shuttle service to Melbourne City hotels from Southern Cross Station. Visit the SkyBus website for more information.

Taxi

  • Melbourne’s taxis are a convenient way to get from the airport to your destination. You can catch a taxi from designated taxi ranks located on the ground floor outside Terminals 1 and between Terminal 2 and 3. Taxi ranks are located on the ground floor of the transport hub outside Terminal 4.
  • A trip from the Melbourne Airport to Deakin Downtown is estimated to cost $58. Visit the VicGov Taxi Fare Estimator website for other estimates.
 

THINGS TO DO IN MELBOURNE

Museums, galleries, and zoos

Shopping and eating

Explore the region

  • If you are staying over the weekend, you can jump on a bus and visit the Yarra Valley for a winery tour and tasting.

Melbourne international Comedy Festival


For further information please contact either -

Dr Jacqui Macdonald
jacqui.macdonald@deakin.edu.au

Associate Professor Richard Fletcher  
richard.fletcher@newcastle.edu.au