The Family Action Centre (FAC) is a practice, teaching and research centre working with families and communities in all their diverse forms.

FAMILY ACTION CENTREFamily Action Centre

Research

The FAC is a national leader in fatherhood research, with a focus on fathers of young children and babies and supporting these fathers in their relationship with their partners.  Our other major area of research is Strong Families: Capable Communities. The Centre’s considerable research in these fields provides evidence for policy and service system innovations that better mobilise capabilities to improve individual, family and community outcomes.


FAMILY STUDIES RESEARCH PROGRAMS

FATHERS AND FAMILIES

STRONG FAMILIES — CAPABLE COMMUNITIES


Family Action Centre

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

PHD OPPORTUNITY - SCHOLARSHIP IN SMS4DADS SUITE OF RESEARCH PROJECTS - UNDER SUPERVISION OF ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR RICHARD FLETCHER

SMS4dadsSMS4dads is developing an early intervention platform of mobile phone based programs to assist fathers and their partners to manage the transition to parenthood. The PhD candidate will work on an agreed aspect of this study.

For more information on scholarship details and eligibility:

Download the PDF Flyer (100KB)

Essential criteria for candidature (PDF, 416KB)

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN


Symposiums and Webinars

ENGAGING DADS WEBINAR

Thursday, 1 September 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (AEST)

The Connecting2u Project in partnership with Associate Professor Richard Fletcher is hosting an exciting professional development opportunity for health professionals who are interested in learning about facilitating father-inclusive practice and how this can be applied to your clinical or community-based role in health.

Videoconferencing and teleconferencing facilities will be available for registrants to attend the event. Link-in details will be provided after you have registered on EventBrite and closer to the presentation date. Registration is free.

Register for the Engaging Dads Webinar.


FATHERHOOD RESEARCH BULLETIN

OCTOBER 2016

Download the Bulletin (PDF, 1.4MB)

Fatherhood Research Bulletin