At OnlyDads we like to offer support and encouragement to men and women undertaking research in the area of single fathers and their children.
When we took part in the Westminster Debate for Fathers, John Hemming MP, talked about the fact that the same support exists for dads as it does for mums; at one level I’m sure this is correct. But, we hear from dads raising children on their own who just aren’t getting the financial and housing support that they and their families so desperately need. It begs the question why?
When Jason Gallier approached us we agreed to spread the word about his research, in the expectation that his research will be better and more complete if he can get to speak to as many single dads and interested professionals as possible. I’ll pass you over to Jason…
…I am a third year student at Warwick University studying Early Childhood Studies in a very female dominated area. I am one of only two men on my course which has 90 students. I am also a parent. At the moment I am at the beginning stages of my dissertation. My area of research for my dissertation is on Single-fathers or male primary carers. I strongly believe that ‘Single Fathers’ have unnecessary issues and obstacles that they face with reference to services. I would like to prove or disprove the fact that ultimately this failure, on services, to effectively engage with single fathers ultimately effects their potential performance as a parent. I believe that perhaps addressing these issues could contribute to improving the father and child experience and add to the successes of the single father phenomenon.
This is a specialised area of research, in that I can only be successful if I am able to be lucky enough to find willing single-fathers. I am therefore appealing for support from single-fathers. I need to interview over the phone or in person as many single fathers as possible. Can you help? It would be much appreciated and participants would receive a copy of my findings/dissertation.
If you feel able to help Jason, please email him: J.A.Gallier@warwick.ac.uk
or alternatively, perhaps you can share this request with others who may be interested.