The New Dads Project​

Are you becoming a dad for the first time? 

We would like to invite you to take part in a project that is looking at men who are transitioning to fatherhood for the first time. The project is looking at what challenges first-time fathers face and what factors help to promote adjustment to the new role of fatherhood. It will expand current understanding of how the challenges and sources of support change throughout the transition to, and during the 10 months after first-time fatherhood.

Each father will be given the chance to share and reflect on his experience of transitioning to parenthood for the very first time. This offers a unique opportunity to explore your own feelings, joys and challenges during this exciting time. We also hope that the results of this research will help support other fathers in the future. Including providing a clear idea of what is important to fathers, and how best to support them and their families. You are free to decide whether or not you want to participate in this study and can withdraw from the study at any time. Any information you provide to the researcher will be confidential. 

Who can participate?

Men who are becoming fathers for the first time. You must be 18 years or older, with good English proficiency. You need to be having a baby with a partner who is also becoming a parent for the first time, entering 25-35 weeks of pregnancy and that you are expecting only one child this pregnancy with no known birth or pregnancy related complications.

What is involved?

We would like to contact you 3 times:

  • During 25-35 weeks of pregnancy;
  • At the time of birth (1 - 4 weeks after you welcome your new baby);
  • Between 7 and 10 months after your baby's arrival.



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What will I be required to do?

Fill out some questions related to yourself, your new baby, your relationship, and some aspects of your life. This should take less than 30 minutes each time and everything can be done at your earliest convenience, either online or in paper copy and posted back to the researchers. 

This study is designed to use a minimum amount of your time. 

Taking part in the research...​

To take part in our research and contribute to a better understanding of the unique needs, challenges and joys of dads, click the button below. 


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Of all the titles I've been privileged to have, 'Dad' has always been the best. 

- Ken Norton