Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022

The symposium is an annual opportunity for researchers to build and consolidate collaborations with other researchers and practitioners who work with fathers. The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development, Deakin University and the Family Action Centre, The University of Newcastle, and the Institute for Health Transformation. A range of disciplines are represented.

Join us for keynote presentations, workshops and snapshot summaries that showcase research and father-inclusive programs from around Australia.

The symposium is organised by the Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium, which seeks to advance the science of fatherhood; inform practice and policy that supports men and their families; and, promote healthy inclusion of fathers in family life.

We invite you to join us to build effective collaborations so that we may further the evidence base on fathering.

The 2022 symposium will be a hybrid event held at Deakin Downtown (Melbourne), and also via Zoom.

Day 1: May 6th - Keynote speakers Professor Craig Garfield (US) and Dr Niki Vincent (Australia), and research presentations.

Day 2: May 7th - Keynote speakers Professor Hiram Fitzgerald (US) and Dr Cameron Willis (Australia), and research presentations.

Registration is essential.


In-person (non-student, includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea): $150

Online (non-student full rate): $70

Student concession in-person (includes lunch and morning and afternoon tea): $95

Student concession online: $35



May 05, 2022 at 9:00am - May 07, 2022


Deakin Downtime
Level 12/Tower 2 727 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3008
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