Research

James’ research interests are in the area of fatherhood, including fathers’ use of humour in their homes, work-life integration, and the importance of relationship closeness between fathers and their children.

Currently, James is completing a Ph.D. investigating the barriers to father involvement in parenting, and how parents can find a more balanced approach to modern parenting. Fathers report experiencing barriers to full participation in raising their children, and mothers continue to shoulder the responsibility of child rearing, despite often also being employed. Further exploration and discussion of father involvement in the lives of children is crucial for progress toward a more balanced model of co-parenting.

Couples needed for research interviews
If you are interested in participating in this project please read the following information sheet and return the consent formIn thanks for giving your time you will receive a $50 gift voucher.

Fathers needed to complete a research survey
If you are interested in helping advance research on fatherhood, and have a spare 15 minutes, please follow this link. https://psi.usq.edu.au/ols/psych/surveys/FathersMG/