Meet The Team

OUR STRENGTHS

SMS4dads is led by a team of intelligent and spirited people.
We are driven to make SMS4dads available for ALL DADS in Australia. We are inclusive of diverse cultures and gender representations.

We are creative, professional, respectful, purposeful and curious;
we are humble, hardworking and collaborative.

We work from a strengths-based approach and aim for continuous improvement in our work and in our interactions with others

We are strongly committed to lifting the support for men as they become fathers. We base our decisions and content on research. We are targeting dads in the early stages of parenting (where their needs are not recognised) so that children and families will have better life outcomes

Richard Fletcher

Associate Professor, PhD

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Louie Hahn

Design & Production Co-Ordinator

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Craig Hammond

Indigenous Leader

Bourkie (Craig) Hammond has been developing Indigenous Programs at the Family Action Centre, University of Newcastle for 14 years. He has taken part in research projects around Australia involving Indigenous communities in NSW, NT, QLD, SA, VIC & TAS and worked in Aboriginal controlled organisations for 10 years as a youth worker. As a Board member Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council and current member of Land Council and Awabakal Aboriginal Newcastle Co-operative he has been involved in community development. As a manager player and coach of Newcastle Emus Rugby League Football club over 20 years he has established close connections with the young men in our community.

Chris May

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Ashleigh May

ADMINISTRATION

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Rebecca Liackman

Researcher, PhD

Rebecca who is originally from the UK and has a background as a paediatric doctor brings a warm and vibrant energy to the SMS4dads team. With 4 vigorous children of her own she brings a wealth of knowledge of parenting and is a great resource for many common family issues. Bec has developed a strong interest in adolescent health as her own children grow older and she is familiar with the many contemporary challenges our young folk face. It’s a different world, right? This perspective aligns well with our focus on new fathers as society shifts from the traditional roles dads played into gender equitable and father-inclusive family practices. Bec is in her last semester of a Masters in Public Health and plans to continue promoting robust, sustainable lifestyle factors that are benevolent to the planet and all its people.

Maureen Becket

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