Contributors to the development of SMS4dads

The original idea was one developed by Richard Fletcher but the SMS4dads program has had contributions from many researchers and clinicians from all areas of Australia and overseas.

As well the thousands of dads who have engaged with SMS4dads there have been lots of individuals who have helped to develop the content and delivery:

Chris May, Jennifer StGeorge, Peter Gordon, Geoff Skinner, Frances Kay-Lambkin, Jacqui Macdonald, Jamie Wroe, Olive Auman, Rebecca Giallo,  Rebecca Liackman, Jeanette Milgrom, Louie Hahn, Brett Sales, Alan Hayes, Brian Kelly, John Attia, Helen Skouteris, Craig Garfield, Paul Ramchandani, Louise Newman, Kim Hudson, Jenny Chaves Miranda Cashin, Jenni Richardson, Luke Martin, Dawson Cook, Nick Kowalenko,  Nicole Highet, Bryanne Barnett, David Ellwood, Jane Warland, Ian Symonds, Michael Stark, Eileen Dowse, Alka Kothari, Jackie Mead, Cate Rawlinson, Elisabeth Hoehn, Libby Morton, Andrea Baldwin, Graham Stark, Jennifer Waterson, Janette Garvey, Sarah Moakes, Nick Kowalenko, Louise Newman.

MEET THE TEAM

The research team brings a crucial mix of experience in developing programs for fathers and conducting ground-breaking research into fathers and fathering. While male parents are central to this project we know that a father’s wellbeing impacts and is impacted by the wellbeing of everyone in the family.

The Advisory Committee

SMS4dads is supported by an outstanding Advisory Committee with expertise across academic, service delivery and policy areas.

MICHAEL MOORE, Chair

CEO, Public Health Association of Australia

DR NICOLE HIGHET, Deputy Chair

CEO, Centre for Perinatal Excellence

DR FRANCES KAY-LAMBKIN

Executive Committee Member
NHMRC Research Fellow, National Drug and
Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW

DR RICHARD FLETCHER, Project Leader

Senior Lecturer, The Family Action Centre
Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

PROFESSOR BRIAN KELLY

Faculty of Health and Medicine
University of Newcastle

PROFESSOR JEANNETTE MILGROM

Director, Parent-Infant Research Institute

PROFESSOR MARALYN FOUREUR

Professor of Midwifery
Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health
University of Technology Sydney

PROFESSOR LOUISE NEWMAN

Director, Centre for Women’s Mental Health

BARBARA WELLESLEY

Convenor of the Early Years Chapter
Australian Research Alliance for Children and
Youth (ARACY)

PROFESSOR IAN SYMMONDS

Dean of Medicine, Joint Medical Program
Universities of Newcastle and New England
NSW. Senior Staff Specialist Hunter New
England Area Health Service | Editor in Chief,
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

PROFESSOR JAN NICHOLSON

Inaugural Roberta Holmes Professorial Chair
La Trobe University

WARREN CANN

CEO, Parenting Research Centre

PAULINE HALL

Clinical Psychologist, Perinatal Mental Health
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide
Training Coordinator, National Perinatal
Depression Initiative

CATHERINE RAWLINSON

Service Development Leader
Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant
Mental Health Child and Youth Mental Health
Service, Children’s Health Queensland
Hospital and Health Service

DR ELAINE BENNETT

Director Services & Research
Ngala Adjunct Associate Professor
School Nursing & Midwifery, Curtin University