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Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium 2020

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Deakin Downtown

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The Fifth Annual Symposium on Fatherhood Research in Australia.

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Interested researchers, practitioners and policymakers are invited to contribute to the fifth annual symposium on Fatherhood Research in Australia, to be held at Deakin University’s Melbourne city campus on May 7th and 8th 2020.

About the Symposium

The symposium is an annual opportunity to build and consolidate collaborations between researchers and practitioners who work with fathers. The event is co-hosted by the University of Newcastle’s Family Action Centre, and Deakin’s Centre for the Social and Early Emotional Development. A range of disciplines are represented.

Join us for keynote presentations, workshops and snapshot summaries that showcase research and father-inclusive programs from around Australia.

The symposium is organised by the Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium, which seeks to advance the science of fatherhood; inform practice and policy that supports men and their families; and, promote healthy inclusion of fathers in family life.

We invite you to join us to build effective collaborations so that we may further the evidence base on fathering. Refreshments and lunch will be provided both days. Registration is essential.

Find more information, visit the AFRS webpage.


Full program will be released in 2020.

Submit an Abstract

Both researchers and organisations are invited to submit abstracts summarising proposed or completed research, applied programs, or organisation descriptions. Accepted posters can be presented in traditional printed format or as a single power-point slide presentation.

To submit an abstract, fill out this online form.

Please structure your abstracts under the following headings:

Research posters: Background & Aims, Method, Results, Conclusion &/or Implications;

Program or Organisation description posters: Aims, Description, Impact.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.

Early Bird Abstract Submissions

An early bird abstract review will be completed in January 2020 for researchers/organisations who require early confirmation of poster acceptance.

Early abstract submissions will be open from 5th December 2019 and will close on January 19th 2020. Accepted posters from early bird submissions will be notified on or before 31st January.

Abstract submissions will continue to be accepted until 5pm Friday March 6th.

Prizes will be awarded for the best overall poster and the best student poster.


Please note that due to venue limitations we are only able to offer a limited number of registrations. Registrations will close on Sunday April 26th or earlier if registrations reach capacity.

AFRS Registrations Fees:

Day 1 & 2 Registration

Student: $95

Full Price: $220


Refunds will be offered up to 7 days before the event

For any questions please contact:

Tessa Harrison

Event Coordinator


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