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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). 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Paediatrics), University of Newcastle, 13/06/2008
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney
  • Diploma in Education, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Social Science, University of Newcastle, 30/04/1994
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Newcastle, 28/08/1998

Research

Research keywords

  • Father-infant attachment
  • Fathers
  • Indigenous fatherhood
  • Parenting
  • Play and self-regulation
  • Postnatal depression fathers
  • Public Health
  • Separated parents and child development

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services70
170199Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified30

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Editor - Australian Fatherhood Research Network

Appointments

Consultant for FACS
Department of Family and Community Services (Australia)
01/01/2002 - 01/06/2003

Invitations

Connecting The Dots: fathers, boys, families and strengths
Working with Fathers: Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children conference Children North East, United Kingdom (Keynote Speaker)
2004
Families: Myths, Dreams and Realities
The National Association of Childbirth Educators (NACE, Australia (Keynote Speaker)
2003
Web-based information for new fathers
Second Biennial Parenting Conference , Australia (Paper Presented at conference)
2006
What we know about fathers
National Strategic Conference on Fatherhood, Australia (Paper presented at Conference)
2003
Beyond Dear Parents& making the invisible fathers visible
Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference on Research, Theory and Practice, Norway (Paper presented at conference)
2004
The missing father in everyday healthcare
Best Practice for Better Health! 6th UIHPE European Conference on Effectiveness and Quality of Health Promotion, Sweden (Paper presented at conference)
2005
Father-Infant Attachment
Australian Association for Infant Mental Health , Australia (Presented paper at conference)
2005
The Psychosocial Assessment of Fathers Antenatally
World Association for Infant Mental Health, France (Presented paper at conference)
2006

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

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

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Father inclusive practice
  • Fathers mental health
  • Public health
  • Strengths-based practice with families

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.

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Highlighted Publications

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

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2004Fletcher 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]
2005Friedewald 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]
2006Fletcher R, Matthey S, Marley CG, 'Addressing depression and anxiety among new fathers', Medical Journal of Australia, 185 461-463 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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Book (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Fletcher R, The Dad Factor : How the Father-Baby Bond Helps a Child for Life, Finch Publishing, Warriewood, NSW, 211 (2011) [A1]
2008Fletcher 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]
2004Fletcher 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 (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Fletcher 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]
2013Smyth 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]
2010Fletcher R, 'Including fathers in work with vulnerable families', Working with Vulnerable Families: A Partnership Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 135-155 (2010) [B1]
2006Fletcher 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]
2003Fletcher R, 'Father's role in family services', Focus on Fathering, ACER Press, Camberwell., Victoria 125-141 (2003) [B2]
2001Fletcher 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 (39 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lawson G, Fletcher R, 'Delayed fatherhood.', J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care, 40 283-288 (2014)
2014St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Men's experiences of grandfatherhood: A welcome surprise', International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 78 353-380 (2014)
2014Morgan PJ, Collins CE, Plotnikoff RC, Callister R, Burrows T, Young MD, 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)
2013Fletcher Richard, Freeman E, Ross NM, St George J, 'A quantitative analysis of practitioners' knowledge of fathers and fathers' engagement in family relationship services', Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 24 270-277 (2013) [C1]
2013Fletcher 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]
2013May C, Fletcher R, 'Preparing fathers for the transition to parenthood: Recommendations for the content of antenatal education', MIDWIFERY, 29 474-478 (2013) [C1]
2012Freeman 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]
2012St 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]

Co-authors: Jennifer Stgeorge

2012St George JM, Fletcher R, 'Fathers' role in school readiness', Every Child, 18 22-24 (2012) [C3]

Co-authors: Jennifer Stgeorge

2012Fletcher 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]
2012Fletcher R, Gallagher J, 'Engaging Fathers in Early Childhood Services', Foundations, 8 16-19 (2012)
2011St 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

2011Fletcher 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]

Co-authors: Emily Freeman

2011Morgan 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]
2011Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Heading into fatherhood-nervously: Support for fathering from online dads', Qualitative Health Research, 21 1101-1114 (2011) [C1]
2011Fletcher 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]
2011Fletcher 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

2011Fletcher R, May CD, St George J, Morgan P, Lubans D, 'Fathers' Perceptions of Rough and Tumble Play', Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36 131-138 (2011) [C1]
2011Garfield CF, Fletcher R, 'Sad dads: A challenge for pediatrics', Pediatrics, 127 781-782 (2011) [C3]
2011Morgan 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]
2010Fletcher 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]
2010Fletcher R, St George JM, 'Men's help-seeking in the context of family separation', Advances in Mental Health, 9 49-62 (2010) [C1]

Co-authors: Jennifer Stgeorge

2009Fletcher R, 'Promoting infant well-being in the context of maternal depression by supporting the father', Infant Mental Health Journal, 30 95-102 (2009) [C1]
2009Matthey 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]
2008Fletcher R, Visser AL, 'Facilitating father engagement: The role of Family Relationship Centres', Journal of Family Studies, 14 53-64 (2008) [C1]
2008Fletcher 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]
2008Fletcher R, Vimpani GV, Russell G, Sibbritt DW, 'Psychosocial assessment of expectant fathers', Archives of Womens Mental Health, 11 27-32 (2008) [C1]
2008Fletcher R, 'Father-inclusive practice and associated professional competencies', AFRC Briefing, 1-10 (2008) [C2]
2008Fletcher R, 'Mothers and fathers accessing Family Relationship Centres', Family Relationships Quarterly, 3-6 (2008) [C2]
2006Fletcher R, Silberberg SH, 'Involvement of fathers in primary school activities', Australian Journal of Education, 50 29-39 (2006) [C1]
2006Fletcher R, Matthey S, Marley CG, 'Addressing depression and anxiety among new fathers', Medical Journal of Australia, 185 461-463 (2006) [C1]
2005Friedewald 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]
2005Fletcher R, 'Bringing fathers to family services', Every Child, 11 17 (2005) [C2]
2004Fletcher 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]
2004Hammond 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]
2003Fletcher R, 'Fathers as partners in change', Threshold, 75 12-13 (2003) [C2]
2002Fletcher R, Higginbotham HN, Dobson A, 'Men's Perceived Health Needs', Journal of Health Psychology: an interdisciplinary, international journal, 7(3) 233-241 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: Nick Higginbotham

2001Fletcher R, 'The Wellbeing of boys', NSW Public Health Bulletin, 12 324-326 (2001) [C1]
1994FLETCHER R, 'PROSTATE-CANCER SCREENING AND MENS HEALTH', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 18 449-451 (1994) [C1]
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Conference (23 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Miller 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]
2010Fletcher R, 'Working With fathers: Guidelines for strengths-based practice and research', 6th Australian Family & Community Strengths Conference. Strengths & Assets Summit, Newcastle (2010) [E2]
2010St 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

2010Fletcher 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]
2010Fletcher 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]
2010Fletcher 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]
2010Fletcher 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]
2010Morgan 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]
2010Douglas 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]
2010Morgan 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]
2009Fletcher 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]
2009Morgan 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]
2009Fletcher 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]
2009Morgan 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]
2009Lubans 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]
2008Fletcher 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]
2008Ball J, Fletcher R, Hodgins D, Johnson S, 'Supporting indigenous fathers' journeys', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008Fletcher 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]
2008Hammond CA, Fletcher R, 'Strengths of indigenous fathers posters', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008Fletcher R, 'Linking research and policy on father involvement', Father Involvement Research 2008 Conference: Presentation Abstracts, Toronto, ONT (2008) [E3]
2008Matthey 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]
2008Fletcher 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

2008Fletcher R, Katz I, 'Defining priorities for fatherhood research in Australia', 10th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference: Program & Abstracts, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants44
Total funding$3,918,453

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2014 (1 grants)

World Association Infant Health World Congress, Edinburgh Scotland, 14-18 June 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400254

2013 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,80020132013
GNo:G1300834

2012 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,45420122012
GNo:G1200906

2011 (2 grants)

Building Connections through Play-Interrelate$300,000
Funding Body: Interrelate Family Centres

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher, Doctor Jennifer St George
SchemeRole
Research ConsultancyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020112013
GNo:G1101168

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020112011
GNo:G1100405

2010 (3 grants)

The Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids community program: Promoting family health through sustainable school and community partnerships$524,453
Funding Body: Coal & Allied Trust

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Victoria Clay, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$524,45320102012
GNo:G1000001

Healthy Dads Healthy Kids for Indigenous populations$24,994
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
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,99420102010
GNo:G0900155

11th Australian Institute of Family Studies Conference, Melbourne, 7 - 9 July 2010$1,070
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,07020102010
GNo:G1000664

2008 (7 grants)

Coffs Harbour - Supporting separated parents with information on child development$210,000
Funding Body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020082010
GNo:G0189343

Dubbo - Engaging indigenous fathers in family relationship centres$210,000
Funding Body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020082010
GNo:G0189344

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$210,00020082010
GNo:G0189345

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$150,00020082010
GNo:G0189346

Healthy dads, healthy kids project: feasibility and benefits of a father-focused child obesity prevention intervention$50,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Professor Clare Collins, Associate Professor David Lubans, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Richard Fletcher, Dr Janet Warren, Professor Anthony Okely
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020082008
GNo:G0189179

Brighter futures practice resource: including fathers in work with vulnerable families$26,725
Funding Body: NSW Department of Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$26,72520082008
GNo:G0189297

Father Involvement Research 2008, Toronto Canada, 22/10/2008 - 24/10/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189526

2007 (6 grants)

Father inclusive practice in family - relationship centres (Interrelate Newcastle)$260,000
Funding Body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$260,00020072011
GNo:G0188266

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$60,00020072008
GNo:G0188158

Father Inclusive Practice Pilot$18,000
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$18,00020072008
GNo:G0187992

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020072007
GNo:G0188320

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
ConsultancyChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,73220072007
GNo:G0188321

Raising Children Network Website$2,000
Funding Body: Parenting Research Centre

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020072007
GNo:G0187339

2006 (4 grants)

Interrelate Family Centre's - Sutherland$325,000
Funding Body: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Family relationship programChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$325,00020062011
GNo:G0187055

Father-engagement competencies in the context of dispute resolution with families$65,000
Funding Body: Attorney Generals Department

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$65,00020062006
GNo:18081763

Documentation of Engaging Fathers Project $50,000
Funding Body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$50,00020062006
GNo:18081793

A web-based fathers' network and health information service for first-time fathers$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher, Professor Diana Keatinge
SchemeRole
John Hunter Childrens Hospital Research FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020062006
GNo:G0186162

2005 (1 grants)

Father-Inclusive Practice Forum$55,000
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

SchemeRole
Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$55,00020052005
GNo:18081891

2003 (4 grants)

Indigenous fathers as transition tutors$63,486
Funding Body: Department of Education, Science and Training

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Vocational & Educational Guidance for Aboriginals Scheme (VEGAS)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$63,48620032003
GNo:G0182920

Developing Literacy Practices to Involve Fathers in the Lives of their Children.$30,000
Funding Body: Myer Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Social Justice Research GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020032003
GNo:G0181851

Fatherhood Research in Australia Project$19,800
Funding Body: Department of Family and Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Engaging Fathers ProjectChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,80020032003
GNo:G0183833

Engaging Fathers Project$10,340
Funding Body: Hunter Sports High School - Gateshead

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,34020032003
GNo:G0182972

2002 (2 grants)

Engaging Fathers - II$800,469
Funding Body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$800,46920022006
GNo:G0181947

Young Aboriginal Fathers Project.$44,481
Funding Body: NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Project Team
Professor John Lester, Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$44,48120022002
GNo:G0181605

2001 (4 grants)

Engaging Fathers pilot phase - March 2001 - February 2002$221,600
Funding Body: Bernard van Leer Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$221,60020012001
GNo:G0180655

Access by Men to Support Services.$38,210
Funding Body: NSW Department of Community Services

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Hunter Families FirstChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$38,21020012001
GNo:G0180654

Development of Education Kit for Responsible Consumption of Alcohol In-Schools Program.$9,897
Funding Body: Newcastle City Council

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,89720012001
GNo:G0180967

Responsible consumption of alcohol in-schools program.$9,897
Funding Body: Newcastle City Council

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Consultancy/TenderChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,89720012001
GNo:G0181009

1998 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019981998
GNo:G0177833

1997 (1 grants)

Survey of Men's Health Services in NSW & Australia$5,000
Funding Body: NSW Ministry of Health

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research & Evaluation GrantsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019971997
GNo:G0177563

1996 (4 grants)

Fathers talking about risky driving to their teenage sons$35,220
Funding Body: NRMA Limited

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$35,22019961996
GNo:G0176320

Reviewing the Literature on Young Men, Masculinity and Drug Use.$14,912
Funding Body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Research into Drug Abuse Grants (RIDA)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,91219961996
GNo:G0176389

Photo Kit for Rural Young Men and Boys.$5,740
Funding Body: Burnside

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
New Ventures Scheme 1995Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,74019961996
GNo:G0176354

What Next for Young Men?, UK, 31 October$1,156
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,15619961996
GNo:G0176939

1995 (1 grants)

Men's Health Matters - London - from 11 - 12 July 1995$1,517
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,51719951995
GNo:G0175507

1994 (1 grants)

Australian men's perceived health care needs.$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Richard Fletcher
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019941994
GNo:G0174625
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Behavioural Science)Principal SupervisorThe Importance of Coparenting Quality when Parenting a Child with an ASD: A Mixed Method Investigation
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Dr Richard Fletcher

Work Phone16401
Fax18686
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
Family Action Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
AOB27,
Academic Office Block,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/richard-fletcher