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 PhD investigating the barriers to father involvement in parenting interventions, 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 balance model of co-parenting. In thanks for giving your time you will receive a $50 gift voucher. If you are interested in participating in this project please read the following information sheet and return the consent form.