‘Father figures’ is a research project exploring social fatherhood, currently being developed by Martin Robb, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University and Clare Deane, until recently Senior Researcher at Family Matters Institute and now Impact Officer at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. The project is a collaboration between The Open University, Family Matters Institute and DAD.info.


The project was launched with a seminar at The Open University on 3rd June 2016. We are in the process of developing a research proposal and are keen to hear from individuals and organisations interested in being involved in the project.

Header image via http://www.socialmoms.com

Seminar photo courtesy of Tanya Hames