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Dr Richard Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

Family Action Centre

Career Summary

Biography

As a natural extension of the development at the University of Newcastle of 'boyswork' a new area of gender-related practice linking social and physical health and education, Richard Fletcher, began to incorporate fathers into the program development model at the Family Action Centre which was focused on working with established services to help them include 'marginalised' groups into the normal service delivery. This approach, focusing on service providers rather than on the clients as 'the problem' had been successfully introduced into the Men's Health arena through the presentations and role of Richard Fletcher at national conferences and as advisor to state and federal government departments. In the case of fathers the Bernard van Leer Foundation agreed to fund a significant project, The Engaging Fathers Project, over five years to develop effective models of father engagement among services addressing the needs of children 0-8. This project led to research reports, resources and training for service staff in all states and territories. Change at the national level was achieved due to several initiatives: the Engaging Fathers Project was funded to conduct a review of fatherhood research in Australia (a recommendation from this review was to have a national Practitioners Forum to draw together examples of capacity building to involve fathers); Richard Fletcher had that key role incorporating fathers into the discussion at the Parenting in Australia national workshop hosted by FACSIA; Richard Fletcher and Judi Geggie presented invited seminars in Canberra to FACSIA staff; the Father Inclusive Practice Forum was subsequently funded. These activities resulted in changes to FACSIA management (funded programs are now required to report separately on the involvement of mothers and fathers - an important first step to addressing the lack of fathers involvement). State government departments and NGOs (for example Karitane) have begun to review their policies and standard practices to identify avenues for fathers involvement. 

Current research projects include:

Developing a User-guided Website for Young Aboriginal Fathers (as Project Leader with team of 8 researchers) ,  Paternal Perinatal Depression Initiative (as Project Leader with team of 90 researchers and clinicians), Video-Feedback training in Families with Cerebral Palsy (as Project Leader with 8 researchers and clinicians), Father-child Rough and Tumble Play (as Project Leader with 2 other researchers). 

Research Expertise
Designed and conducted research into fathers' role in families across diverse settings such as separated parents, new fathers, antenatal support, rough and tumble play with children, fathers using the web. Also research into practitioners' role in promoting father-infant and father-child contact for the benefit of the whole family.

Teaching Expertise
Designed and delivered courses and seminars on Health Research, Boys development, Engaging Fathers in Human Services, Separated Fathers, Fathers and Postnatal Depression, Father-infant Attachment and Working with Fathers in Vulnerable Families to undergraduate and postgraduate level and to professionals in health, education and welfare.

Administrative Expertise
Coordinator of undergraduate and postgraduate online and blended courses. Project leader for large multi-component research projects.

Collaborations
My current projects involve working with researchers and clinicians from Pediatrics, Nursing, Midwifery, Education, Epidemiology, Psychiatry, Early Childhood, Social Work, Psychology in all states of Australia and UK, Sweden, Poland, Canada, USA , Israel and The Netherlands. I also collaborate with those working in Disability and with several Aboriginal researchers.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Paediatrics), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Education, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Infant Mental Health, NSW Institute of Psychiatry

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Father inclusive practice
  • Father-infant attachment
  • Fathers
  • Fathers mental health
  • Indigenous fatherhood
  • Parenting
  • Play and self-regulation
  • Postnatal depression fathers
  • Public health
  • Separated parents and child development
  • Strengths-based practice with families

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 30
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Family Action Centre
Australia
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Family Action Centre
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Lecturer (Level C), Project Leader, Engaging Fathers Project, Family Action Centre University of Newcastle
Family Action Centre
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Editor - Australian Fatherhood Research Network Australian Fatherhood Research Network
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/06/2003 Consultant for FACS Department of Family and Community Services
1/01/1992 -  Education Officer, Equity Unit University of Newcastle
Equity Unit
Australia
1/01/1992 -  Lecturer Level B, Health Studies, Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Newcastle
Discipline of Paedriatics
Australia
1/01/1991 -  Tutor University of Newcastle
Faculty Of Health
Australia
1/01/1990 -  Health Educator, Health Promotion Unit Hunter Area Health Service

Invitations

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2006 The Psychosocial Assessment of Fathers Antenatally
Organisation: World Association for Infant Mental Health Description: Richard Fletcher The Psychosocial Assessment of Fathers Antenatally (poster) World Association for Infant Mental Health, Paris July 2006.
2006 Web-based information for new fathers
Organisation: Second Biennial Parenting Conference Description: Web-based information for new fathers Second Biennial Parenting Conference Adelaide May 2006
2005 Father-Infant Attachment
Organisation: Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Description: Richard Fletcher Father-Infant Attachment Australian Association for Infant Mental Health 2005 QUT Brisbane 7 - 9 July 2005
2005 The missing father in everyday healthcare
Organisation: Best Practice for Better Health! 6th UIHPE European Conference on Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion Description: The missing father in everyday healthcare lessons from the Engaging Fathers Program of Australia Best Practice for Better Health! 6th UIHPE European Conference on Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion Stockholm, Sweden 2005
2004 Connecting The Dots: fathers, boys, families and strengths
Organisation: Working with Fathers: Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children conference Children North East Description: Connecting The Dots: fathers, boys, families and strengths 11th March 2004. Working with Fathers: Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children conference Children North East, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
2004 Beyond 'Dear Parents' making the invisible fathers visible
Organisation: Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference on Research, Theory and Practice Description: Craig dArcy and Richard Fletcher Beyond Dear Parents& making the invisible fathers visible Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference on Research, Theory and Practice:Oslo University College, Oslo Troubling Identities Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway - May 24 28, 2004.
2003 What we know about fathers
Organisation: National Strategic Conference on Fatherhood Description: Papers presented Richard Fletcher What we know about fathers National Strategic Conference on Fatherhood Main Committee Room Parliament House, Canberra 18th & 19th August, 2003
2003 Families: Myths, Dreams and Realities
Organisation: The National Association of Childbirth Educators (NACE Description: Keynote speaker Fathers and Babies The National Association of Childbirth Educators (NACE) 8th National Conference Families: Myths, Dreams and Realities 21st 23rd February 2003 Sydney, Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Fletcher R, The Dad Factor : How the Father-Baby Bond Helps a Child for Life, Finch Publishing, Warriewood, NSW, 211 (2011) [A1]
2008 Fletcher R, The Assessment and Support of New Fathers: Father-Infant Attachment as a Basis for Psychosocial Assessment and Support, VDM Verlag, Saarbrucken, 234 (2008) [A1]
2004 Fletcher R, Bring fathers in handbook: how to engage with men for the benefit of everyone in the family, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW (2004) [A2]

Chapter (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fletcher R, Garfield CF, Matthey S, 'Fathers' Perinatal Mental Health', Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-Based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment and Management, Wiley, Chichester, UK 165-176 (2015)
DOI 10.1002/9781118509722.ch10
2013 Fletcher R, 'Ruw spel van vaders bervordert sociale, emotionele en lichamelijke ontwikkeling van jongens en meisjes. (Fathers rough play promotes social, emotional and physical development of boys and girls)', Jongens & Meisjes: Zoek de verschillen?! (Boys & Girls: Spot the difference!), Van Gorcum Amsterdam, Amsterdam 57-67 (2013) [B1]
2013 Smyth BM, Baxter JA, Fletcher R, Moloney LJ, Moloney L, 'Fathers in Australia: A contemporary snapshot', The Fathers¿ Role: Cross-cultural Perspectives, Routledge, NY 361-382 (2013) [B1]
2010 Fletcher R, 'Including fathers in work with vulnerable families', Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 135-155 (2010) [B1]
2006 Fletcher R, 'Male role models', Educating Boys: The Good News: Insights from a Selection of Papers Presented at the 4th Biennial Working with Boys, Building Fine Men Conference, Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW 25-37 (2006) [B2]
2003 Fletcher R, 'Father's role in family services', Focus on Fathering, ACER Press, Camberwell., Victoria 125-141 (2003) [B2]
2001 Fletcher R, 'The development of men's health in Australia', Promoting men's health : a guide for practitioners, Bailli¿re Tindall, London 313 (2001) [B2]
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Journal article (44 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fletcher R, st george J, may C, hartman D, 'Father-Inclusive Practice in a Family Centre - An Australian Perspective', Zero to Three, 60-67 (2015)
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2015 StGeorge J, Fletcher R, Freeman E, Paquette D, Dumont C, 'Father¿child interactions and children's risk of injury', Early Child Development and Care, (2015)

Unintentional injury is an important cause of infant and child hospitalisation and parents play a key role in reducing children's risk-taking behaviour. Studies show that maternal... [more]

Unintentional injury is an important cause of infant and child hospitalisation and parents play a key role in reducing children's risk-taking behaviour. Studies show that maternal and paternal parenting and supervision of children differ, but there is little research showing how fathers¿ parenting may influence children's tendency to engage in risk-taking behaviour. Recent theoretical developments suggest that father's parenting may be particularly effective in encouraging safe risk taking. In this study, we examine how well parenting practices typically undertaken by fathers predict rates of children's injury risk at three years. Questionnaire data were collected from 46 fathers. Results show that both duration of rough-and-tumble play and fathers¿ encouragement of perseverance predicted lower rates of injury behaviours, while their stimulation of risk taking predicted higher rates of injury behaviours. The results are discussed in the light of developmentally appropriate risk taking and fathering.

DOI 10.1080/03004430.2014.1000888
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge, Emily Freeman
2015 May C, Fletcher R, Dempsey I, Newman L, 'Modeling Relations among Coparenting Quality, Autism-Specific Parenting Self-Efficacy, and Parenting Stress in Mothers and Fathers of Children with ASD', Parenting, 15 119-133 (2015)

SYNOPSIS: Objective. Coparenting quality has been linked to both parenting stress and parenting self-efficacy in families of typically developing children, but little is known abo... [more]

SYNOPSIS: Objective. Coparenting quality has been linked to both parenting stress and parenting self-efficacy in families of typically developing children, but little is known about relations between these factors in families where there is a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study employed structural equation modeling to explore relations among coparenting quality, autism-specific parenting self-efficacy, and parenting stress in mothers and fathers of children with an ASD. Design. A cohort of biological mothers (n = 80) and fathers (n = 72) who were caring for their young child (age < 13) with a diagnosed ASD self-completed validated surveys assessing parenting stress, coparenting quality, and autism-specific parenting self-efficacy. Results. Both mothers and fathers reported high and similar levels of parenting stress which shared predictive relations with both coparenting quality and autism-specific parenting self-efficacy. Structural equation modeling demonstrated that the relations between perceptions of autism-specific parenting self-efficacy and parenting stress were mediated by coparenting quality. Conclusion. Coparenting quality shares an important relation with parenting stress in both mothers and fathers of children with an ASD, and enhanced perceptions of autism-specific parenting self-efficacy are unlikely to influence parenting stress when parents experience poor quality coparenting.

DOI 10.1080/15295192.2015.1020145
2014 StGeorge JM, Fletcher RJ, 'Men's experiences of grandfatherhood: A welcome surprise', International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 78 351-378 (2014) [C1]

The present-day involvement of men in many facets of childrearing stands in contrast to previous eras when men accepted that the major task of fathering was to provide a secure in... [more]

The present-day involvement of men in many facets of childrearing stands in contrast to previous eras when men accepted that the major task of fathering was to provide a secure income to support the family. This imperative often required long hours away from the family. However, when men whose contact with children has been limited due to work and cultural constraints retire, their newly acquired lifestyle may bring fresh opportunities for involvement with grandchildren. An important question therefore concerns the impact of caring for young children on men's perceptions of their role as grandfathers. This interview study explores the experiences of 19 Australian grandfathers. The analysis found themes that relate to relationships and change, as well as themes concerning core beliefs and existential questions. The findings demonstrate the potential for insight into family relationships and personal growth in older age when studying the topic of grandparenting and caring from the male perspective. © 2014, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.

DOI 10.2190/AG.78.4.c
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2014 Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Burrows T, Fletcher R, et al., 'The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community randomized controlled trial: A community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children', Preventive Medicine, 61 90-99 (2014) [C1]

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK)' program when delivered by trained facilitators in community settings. Method: A two-arm randomi... [more]

Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids (HDHK)' program when delivered by trained facilitators in community settings. Method: A two-arm randomized controlled trial of 93 overweight/obese fathers (mean [SD] age=40.3 [5.3] years; BMI=32.5 [3.8] kg/m2) and their primary school-aged children (n=132) from the Hunter Region, Australia. In 2010-2011, families were randomized to either: (i) HDHK intervention (n=48 fathers, n=72 children) or (ii) wait-list control group. The 7-week intervention included seven sessions and resources (booklets, pedometers). Assessments were held at baseline and 14-weeks with fathers' weight (kg) as the primary outcome. Secondary outcomes for fathers and children included waist, BMI, blood pressure, resting heart rate, physical activity (pedometry), and self-reported dietary intake and sedentary behaviors. Results: Linear mixed models (intention-to-treat) revealed significant between-group differences for fathers' weight (P < .001, d= 0.24), with HDHK fathers losing more weight (- 3.3. kg; 95%CI, - 4.3, - 2.4) than control fathers (0.1. kg; 95%CI, - 0.9,1.0). Significant treatment effects (P < .05) were also found for fathers' waist (d= 0.41), BMI (d= 0.26), resting heart rate (d= 0.59), energy intake (d= 0.49) and physical activity (d= 0.46) and for children's physical activity (d= 0.50) and adiposity (d= 0.07). Discussion: HDHK significantly improved health outcomes and behaviors in fathers and children, providing evidence for program effectiveness when delivered in a community setting. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.019
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6
Co-authors David Lubans, Andrew Miller, Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Myles Young, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2014 Lawson G, Fletcher R, 'Delayed fatherhood', Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, 40 283-288 (2014) [C1]

Birth data from developed countries indicates that the average paternal age is increasing. As the trend to older fatherhood has become established, concerns have been raised that ... [more]

Birth data from developed countries indicates that the average paternal age is increasing. As the trend to older fatherhood has become established, concerns have been raised that this may be linked to adverse outcomes, such as pregnancy complications, congenital anomalies, and long-term health implications for the child. Since the sperm of older fathers may be impaired due to the general effects of ageing, their offspring may be at risk due to defects in sperm quality at conception. A literature search was performed to identify pregnancy complications, fetal anomalies and health issues for the child when the father is in an older age bracket. Evidence for impairment in the sperm and genetic material of older fathers was reviewed. With an older father, there is evidence of an increase in stillbirths and a slightly increased risk of autism, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in the offspring later in life. The increased risk of achondroplasia has long been recognised. For the mother, there is an increased rate of Caesarean section. Investigations of other possible adverse outcomes have produced mixed findings. Further robust and longitudinal studies are needed to clarify these issues.

DOI 10.1136/jfprhc-2013-100866
2014 May CD, Fletcher, St george, 'A father's prenatal relationship with 'their' baby and 'her' pregnancy - implications for antenatal education', International Journal of Birth and Parenting Education, 1 5-12 (2014) [C2]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2013 May C, Fletcher R, 'Preparing fathers for the transition to parenthood: Recommendations for the content of antenatal education', MIDWIFERY, 29 474-478 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.midw.2012.03.005
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2013 Fletcher R, StGeorge J, Freeman E, 'Rough and tumble play quality: Theoretical foundations for a new measure of father-child interaction', Early Child Development and Care, 183 746-759 (2013) [C1]

Energetic, competitive, body-contact play (rough and tumble play (RTP)) is commonly observed among young children and is reported as an important feature of father-child relations... [more]

Energetic, competitive, body-contact play (rough and tumble play (RTP)) is commonly observed among young children and is reported as an important feature of father-child relationships. Animal studies have demonstrated positive developmental effects of peer-peer play-wrestling, influencing cognitive and social outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the nature of RTP between father and child and its relationship to child development and to describe a theoretically informed measure of the quality of father-child RTP. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI 10.1080/03004430.2012.723439
Citations Scopus - 4
Co-authors Emily Freeman, Jennifer Stgeorge
2013 Freeman E, Ross NM, St George J, Fletcher R, 'A quantitative analysis of practitioners' knowledge of fathers and fathers' engagement in family relationship services', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 24 270-277 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge, Emily Freeman, Nicola Ross
2013 Fletcher RJ, Maharaj ON, Fletcher Watson CH, May C, Skeates N, Gruenert S, 'Fathers with mental illness: implications for clinicians and health services', The Medical journal of Australia, 199 S34-S36 (2013)

A significant proportion of fathers living with their natural, adopted, step or foster children experience mental illness. Psychiatric illness among fathers can have a devastating... [more]

A significant proportion of fathers living with their natural, adopted, step or foster children experience mental illness. Psychiatric illness among fathers can have a devastating impact on children's wellbeing, and even milder forms of paternal mental illness can have serious developmental effects on children. While several pathways linking paternal mental illness with poor child outcomes have been identified, fathers' impaired parenting is an important, potentially malleable factor. Clinicians can assist fathers with mental illness and their families by proactively inquiring about children and by exploring fathering-focused psychological support.

2012 Fletcher R, Gallagher J, 'Engaging Fathers in Early Childhood Services', Foundations, 8 16-19 (2012)
2012 Freeman EE, Fletcher R, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Burrows TL, Callister R, 'Preventing and treating childhood obesity: Time to target fathers', International Journal of Obesity, 36 12-15 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Emily Freeman, Clare Collins
2012 St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Fathers' role in school readiness', Every Child, 18 22-24 (2012) [C3]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2012 St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Time for work, commuting, and parenting? Commuting parents' involvement with their children', Community, Work and Family, 15 273-291 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2012 Fletcher R, Maharaj ON, Fletcher Watson CH, May C, Skeates N, Gruenert S, 'Fathers with mental illness: Implications for clinicians and health services', MJA Open, 1 34-36 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1
2011 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Burrows TL, Fletcher R, et al., 'The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community effectiveness trial: Study protocol of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for fathers and their children', BMC Public Health, 11 876 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-876
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Andrew Miller, Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Myles Young, David Lubans
2011 Fletcher R, Freeman EE, Matthey S, 'The impact of behavioural parent training on fathers' parenting: A meta-analysis of the triple-p positive parenting program', Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, & Practice about Men as Fathers, 9 291-312 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Emily Freeman
2011 Fletcher R, May C, St George JM, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Fathers' perceptions of rough-and-tumble play: Implications for early childhood services', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36 131-138 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Jennifer Stgeorge
2011 Fletcher R, Freeman EE, Garfield C, Vimpani GV, 'The effects of early paternal depression on children's development', Medical Journal of Australia, 195 685-689 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Emily Freeman
2011 Garfield CF, Fletcher R, 'Sad dads: A challenge for pediatrics', Pediatrics, 127 781-782 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1542/peds.2011-0097
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2011 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Okely AD, Burrows TL, Fletcher R, Collins CE, 'The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' randomized controlled trial: Efficacy of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight fathers and their children', International Journal of Obesity, 35 436-447 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2010.151
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Philip Morgan, David Lubans, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2011 Fletcher R, 'Field testing of father-inclusive guidelines for web-based information and support aimed at families with perinatal depression', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22 231-233 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Heading into fatherhood-nervously: Support for fathering from online dads', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1101-1114 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1049732311404903
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2011 St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Fathers online: Learning about fatherhood through the internet', Journal of Perinatal Education, 20 154-162 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2010 Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Men's help-seeking in the context of family separation', Advances in Mental Health, 9 49-62 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.5172/jamh.9.1.49
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2010 Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Practitioners' understanding of father engagement in the context of family dispute resolution', Journal of Family Studies, 16 101-115 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.5172/jfs.16.2.101
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2009 Fletcher R, 'Promoting infant well-being in the context of maternal depression by supporting the father', Infant Mental Health Journal, 30 95-102 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/imhj.20205
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2009 Matthey S, Reay R, Fletcher R, 'Service strategies for engaging fathers in the perinatal period: What have we learned so far?', International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 11 29-41 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14623730.2009.9721785
2008 Fletcher R, Visser AL, 'Facilitating father engagement: The role of Family Relationship Centres', Journal of Family Studies, 14 53-64 (2008) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2008 Fletcher R, Vimpani GV, Russell G, Sibbritt DW, 'Psychosocial assessment of expectant fathers', Archives of Womens Mental Health, 11 27-32 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00737-008-0211-6
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
2008 Fletcher R, 'Mothers and fathers accessing Family Relationship Centres', Family Relationships Quarterly, 3-6 (2008) [C2]
2008 Fletcher R, 'Father-inclusive practice and associated professional competencies', AFRC Briefing, 1-10 (2008) [C2]
2008 Fletcher R, Vimpani GV, Russell G, Keatinge DR, 'The evaluation of tailored and web-based information for new fathers', Child Care Health and Development, 34 439-446 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00811.x
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13
2006 Fletcher R, Matthey S, Marley CG, 'Addressing depression and anxiety among new fathers', Medical Journal of Australia, 185 461-463 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 19
2006 Fletcher R, Silberberg SH, 'Involvement of fathers in primary school activities', Australian Journal of Education, 50 29-39 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/000494410605000103
Citations Scopus - 2
2005 Friedewald M, Fletcher R, Fairbairn HM, 'All-male discussion forums for expectant fathers: evaluation of a model', Journal of Perinatal Education, 14 8-18 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1624/105812405X44673
2005 Fletcher R, 'Bringing fathers to family services', Every Child, 11 17 (2005) [C2]
2004 Hammond C, Lester JH, Fletcher R, Pascoe SM, 'Young Aboriginal fathers: the findings and impact of a research project undertaken in the Hunter Valley', Aboriginal Islander and Health Worker Journal, 28 5-8 (2004) [C2]
2004 Fletcher R, Silberberg SH, Galloway D, 'New father's postbirth views of antenatal classes: satisfaction, benefits, and knowledge of family services', Journal of Perinatal Education, 13 18-26 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1624/105812404X1734
2003 Fletcher R, 'Fathers as partners in change', Threshold, 75 12-13 (2003) [C2]
2002 Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, Dobson A, 'Men's Perceived Health Needs', Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 7(3) 233-241 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham
2001 Fletcher R, 'The Wellbeing of boys', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 12 324-326 (2001) [C1]
1994 FLETCHER R, 'PROSTATE-CANCER SCREENING AND MENS HEALTH', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 18 449-451 (1994) [C1]
Citations Web of Science - 2
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Conference (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 May CD, fletcher, dempsey, newman, 'The importance of Coparenting Quality as a predictor of Parenting Stress in families where there is a child with an ASD.', Asia Pacific autism Conference 2013, Adelaide (2013)
Co-authors Ian Dempsey
2013 May CD, Fletcher, Dempsey, Newman, 'The Importance of the Quality of the Coparenting Partnership in Predicting Parenting Stress in Parents of Children with an ASD.', IMFAR conference proceedings, San Sebastian, Spain (2013)
Co-authors Ian Dempsey
2011 Miller AD, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Okely AD, et al., 'Effective strategies for the recruitment of overweight men and their children into a community trial: The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids recruitment story', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Adelaide (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Andrew Miller, David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Myles Young, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2010 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Fletcher R, Burrows TL, Collins CE, et al., 'The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Myles Young, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, David Lubans, Ron Plotnikoff
2010 Fletcher R, May C, St George JM, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Fathers' perceptions of rough and tumble play', 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference Proceedings, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
Co-authors David Lubans, Jennifer Stgeorge, Philip Morgan
2010 Douglas SL, Fletcher R, 'The co-construction of involved fatherhood on YouTube', 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference. Program and Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010 St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Travelling well: Commuting parents' involvement with their children', 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference. Program and Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2010 Fletcher R, Toussaint J, 'The Child Development Consultation for separating parents with young children: Theoretical and practical considerations', 11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference.Program and Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010 Fletcher R, 'Working With fathers: Guidelines for strengths-based practice and research', 6th Australian Family & Community Strengths Conference. Strengths & Assets Summit, Newcastle (2010) [E2]
2010 Fletcher R, 'Father Engagement - how do you rate? Practitioners' knowledge of fathers and competence to engage fathers in Family Relationship Services', FRSA 3rd National Conference, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010 Fletcher R, Toussaint J, 'Building connection through play: Resources for separating parents with young children', FRSA 3rd National Conference "Diversity: Everyone Benefits". Abstracts, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
2010 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Okely AD, Burrows TL, Fletcher R, Collins CE, 'The 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' randomized controlled trial: Efficacy of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight fathers and their children', Obesity Reviews, Stockholm, Sweden (2010) [E3]
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2010.151
Co-authors David Lubans, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2009 Fletcher R, Prichard P, 'Fathering at the heart of early childhood: Why fathers should be central to our rethinking of early childhood in Australia', National Men's Health Gathering 2009: Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Burrows TL, Bray JF, Fletcher R, et al., 'Using mediation analysis to explain weight loss in the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' pilot randomised controlled trial', National Men's Health Gathering 2009: Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, David Lubans, Philip Morgan
2009 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Callister R, Fletcher R, Bray JF, Okely T, et al., 'Engaging overweight men to improve their health: Lessons learnt from the 'SHED-IT' and 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' pilot randomised controlled trials', National Men's Health Gathering 2009: Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, David Lubans, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2009 Fletcher R, St George JM, Douglas SL, Gray KM, 'The dad, the chat and the cam: New father's use of the web', National Men's Health Gathering 2009: Program and Abstracts, Newcastle, NSW (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge, Kim Gray
2009 Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Collins CE, Bray JF, Burrows TL, Fletcher R, et al., 'Intervention description and preliminary findings of the 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' pilot randomised controlled trial', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, David Lubans
2008 Fletcher R, Close NM, Babakhani A, Ward P, 'Reviewing the research literature to Inform family policy: Undertaking a realist review', 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference: Program & Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008 Fletcher R, Katz I, 'Defining priorities for fatherhood research in Australia', 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference: Program & Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008 Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Practitioners' understanding of father engagement in the context of family dispute resolution', 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference: Program & Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2008 Matthey S, Fletcher R, Reay R, 'What are the successful strategies for involving fathers?', 5th Australian Family and Community Strengths Conference: Program & Abstract Book, Callaghan, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008 Ball J, Fletcher R, Hodgins D, Johnson S, 'Supporting indigenous fathers' journeys', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008 Fletcher R, 'Linking research and policy on father involvement', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008 Hammond CA, Fletcher R, 'Strengths of indigenous fathers posters', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008 Fletcher R, 'Reaching out to vulnerable fathers: Why and how', QEC 5th Biennial International Conference Reaching Out to Vulnerable Families: Achieving Better Outcomes for Children. Conference Podcasts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E2]
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Other (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Fletcher R, St George J, 'Refining father-Inclusive Practice Webinar', Refining father-Inclusive Practice: Australian Institute of Family Studies (2015)
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2014 O'Brien AP, Fletcher R, Chan S, Conrad A, Jones D, Wilson A, 'CBT to address new fathers¿ depression and anxiety', ( pp.1): Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle15th August (2014) [O1]
Co-authors Tony Obrien, Sally Chan
2014 Fletcher R, may C, st george, stoker L, oshan M, 'Engaging Fathers - Evidence Review', . http://www.aracy.org.au/publications-resources/area?command=record&id=197&cid=6: ARACY (2014)
Co-authors Jennifer Stgeorge
2013 Fletcher R, 'The role of fathers in children¿s early learning. Early Childhood Australia Everyday Learning Series', : Early Childhood Australia (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 49
Total funding $4,533,581

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20155 grants / $615,128

SMS4Dads – a project to develop and pilot a smartphone-based messaging service (SMS) for new fathers offering fathering information, mood assessment and support$300,000

Funding body: Beyond Blue Ltd

Funding body Beyond Blue Ltd
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Frances Kay-Lambkin, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Professor Brian Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401458
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Family and Children Expert Panel$100,454

Funding body: Department of Social Services

Funding body Department of Social Services
Project Team Ms Penny Crofts, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Deborah Hartman, Ms Kate Akhurst-Dennis, Doctor Chris May, Ms Karen Menzies, Doctor Jennifer St George, Ms Lynette Stoker, Doctor Graeme Stuart
Scheme Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401357
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Family and Children Expert Panel$100,454

Funding body: Department of Social Services

Funding body Department of Social Services
Project Team Ms Penny Crofts, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Deborah Hartman, Ms Kate Akhurst-Dennis, Doctor Chris May, Ms Karen Menzies, Doctor Jennifer St George, Ms Lynette Stoker, Doctor Graeme Stuart
Scheme Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401357
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Supporting young Aboriginal men in their transition to fathering through a user developed website$99,270

Funding body: Young and Well CRC

Funding body Young and Well CRC
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Brian Kelly, Doctor Josephine Gwynn, Doctor Tonelle Handley, Ms Nicole Turner, Doctor Geoffrey Skinner, Ms Lisa Shipley, Professor David Perkins
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401077
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Assessing mobile phone access to child development, parenting and mental health information for young Aboriginal fathers$14,950

Funding body: Mid North Coast Local Health District

Funding body Mid North Coast Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research and Quality Improvement Grant Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500841
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20141 grants / $2,000

World Association Infant Health World Congress, Edinburgh Scotland, 14-18 June 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400254
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $1,800

COPMI/FaPMI International conference and research meeting, Prato, Italy, 16 - 17 December 2013$1,800

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300834
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,454

Keeping the Infant in Mind: Cherishing, connecting and containing. AAIMIHI National Conference, Adelaide, 10 - 13 October 2012$1,454

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200906
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $302,000

Building Connections through Play-Interrelate$300,000

Funding body: Interrelate Family Centres

Funding body Interrelate Family Centres
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Jennifer St George
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101168
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

2011 Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 30/3/11 - 3/4/2011$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100405
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $550,517

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453

Funding body: Coal & Allied Trust

Funding body Coal & Allied Trust
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000001
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994

Funding body: Hunter Children`s Research Foundation

Funding body Hunter Children`s Research Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Mr Craig Hammond, Professor John Lester, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Tracy Burrows
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900155
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 7 - 9 July 2010$1,070

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000664
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20087 grants / $859,225

Coffs Harbour - Supporting separated parents with information on child development$210,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189343
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Dubbo - Engaging indigenous fathers in family relationship centres$210,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189344
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Gosford - Investigating the effect of commuting and stress on parent-child connectedness and parent strategies used to maintain connectedness$210,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189345
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Taree - Support for 'connecting activities' of young, at risk parents and 'long-distance' grandparents$150,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189346
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189179
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Brighter futures practice resource: including fathers in work with vulnerable families$26,725

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding body NSW Department of Community Services
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189297
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Father Involvement Research 2008, Toronto Canada, 22/10/2008 - 24/10/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189526
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20076 grants / $356,732

Father inclusive practice in family - relationship centres (Interrelate Newcastle)$260,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188266
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Improving Men's Participation in Primary Health Care Services in South Australia: Men and Children's Centres$60,000

Funding body: South Australia Minister for Health

Funding body South Australia Minister for Health
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188158
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Father Inclusive Practice Pilot$18,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187992
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Australian Fatherhood Research Network: Identifying collaborative research groups and developing research on fatherhood and fathering in Australia$10,000

Funding body: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth

Funding body Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188320
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Contract for development and authoring of AFRC Briefing Paper: 'Father-inclusive practice and associated professional competencies'$6,732

Funding body: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Funding body Australian Institute of Family Studies
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188321
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Raising Children Network Website$2,000

Funding body: Parenting Research Centre

Funding body Parenting Research Centre
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187339
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20064 grants / $460,000

Interrelate Family Centre's - Sutherland$325,000

Funding body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Funding body Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Family relationship program
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0187055
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Father-engagement competencies in the context of dispute resolution with families$65,000

Funding body: Attorney Generals Department

Funding body Attorney Generals Department
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Documentation of Engaging Fathers Project $50,000

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding body Bernard van Leer Foundation
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

A web-based fathers' network and health information service for first-time fathers$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Diana Keatinge
Scheme John Hunter Childrens Hospital Research Foundation
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186162
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20051 grants / $55,000

Father-Inclusive Practice Forum$55,000

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20034 grants / $123,626

Indigenous fathers as transition tutors$63,486

Funding body: Department of Education, Science and Training

Funding body Department of Education, Science and Training
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Vocational & Educational Guidance for Aboriginals Scheme (VEGAS)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182920
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Developing Literacy Practices to Involve Fathers in the Lives of their Children.$30,000

Funding body: Myer Foundation

Funding body Myer Foundation
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Social Justice Research Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0181851
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Fatherhood Research in Australia Project$19,800

Funding body: Department of Family and Community Services

Funding body Department of Family and Community Services
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Engaging Fathers Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183833
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Engaging Fathers Project$10,340

Funding body: Hunter Sports High School - Gateshead

Funding body Hunter Sports High School - Gateshead
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182972
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

20022 grants / $844,950

Engaging Fathers - II$800,469

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding body Bernard van Leer Foundation
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181947
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Young Aboriginal Fathers Project.$44,481

Funding body: NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Funding body NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs
Project Team Professor John Lester, Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181605
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20014 grants / $279,604

Engaging Fathers pilot phase - March 2001 - February 2002$221,600

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding body Bernard van Leer Foundation
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180655
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Access by Men to Support Services.$38,210

Funding body: NSW Department of Community Services

Funding body NSW Department of Community Services
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Hunter Families First
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180654
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Development of Education Kit for Responsible Consumption of Alcohol In-Schools Program.$9,897

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180967
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Responsible consumption of alcohol in-schools program.$9,897

Funding body: Newcastle City Council

Funding body Newcastle City Council
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181009
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

19981 grants / $10,000

DOCUMENTATION OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN MEN'S HEALTH, BOY'S EDUCATION, MALE VOLUNTEERS AND THE FATHERING OF YOUNG CHILDREN$10,000

Funding body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Funding body Bernard van Leer Foundation
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177833
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

19971 grants / $5,000

Survey of Men's Health Services in NSW & Australia$5,000

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research & Evaluation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177563
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

19964 grants / $57,028

Fathers talking about risky driving to their teenage sons$35,220

Funding body: NRMA Limited

Funding body NRMA Limited
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176320
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Reviewing the Literature on Young Men, Masculinity and Drug Use.$14,912

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Research into Drug Abuse Grants (RIDA)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176389
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Photo Kit for Rural Young Men and Boys.$5,740

Funding body: Burnside

Funding body Burnside
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme New Ventures Scheme 1995
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176354
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

What Next for Young Men?, UK, 31 October$1,156

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176939
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $1,517

Men's Health Matters - London - from 11 - 12 July 1995$1,517

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175507
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19941 grants / $8,000

Australian men's perceived health care needs.$8,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Richard Fletcher
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174625
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Understanding Negative Thought Experiences in Healthy Fathers
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 The Importance of Coparenting Quality when Parenting a Child with an ASD: A Mixed Method Investigation
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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News

Dr Richard Fletcher awarded Beyond Blue research grant

Helping new fathers beat the blues

February 9, 2015

Dr Richard Fletcher, a team leader within the Faculty of Health and Medicine's Family Action Centre, has received a grant of $300,000 over two years from Beyond Blue.

Stayin' on Track

Stayin’ on Track

December 4, 2014

Young Aboriginal fathers are set to benefit from a partnership launched today between the University of Newcastle and the Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre.

PhD/Research Masters Opportunity - Fathers Perinatal Depression

November 25, 2014

Applications are invited from motivated graduates to undertake a PhD or research masters in Fathers Perinatal Depression under the supervision of Dr Richard Fletcher.

Dr Richard Fletcher

Position

Senior Lecturer
Family Action Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email richard.fletcher@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 16401
Fax 18686

Office

Room AOB27
Building Academic Office Block
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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