Publications

Recent publications

-Fletcher, R., Freeman, E., Garfield, C., & Vimpani, G. (2011). The effects of early paternal depression on children’s development. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(11/12), 685-689.
-Fletcher, R., Freeman, E., Ross, N., & StGeorge, J. (2010). Father Engagement after the 2006 reforms: A quantitative analysis of practitioners’ knowledge of fathers and competence to engage fathers in Family Relationship Services. Australian Journal of Dispute Resolution, 24, 270-277.
-Fletcher, R., Garfield, C. F., & Matthey, S. (2015). Fathers’ Perinatal Mental Health. In J. Milgrom, & A. Gemmill (Eds.), Identifying Perinatal Depression and Anxiety: Evidence-Based Practice in Screening, Psychosocial Assessment and Management (pp. 165-176). West Sussex UK: John Wiley & Son.
-Fletcher, R., May, C., & StGeorge, J. (2014). Fathers’ prenatal relationship with ‘their’ baby and ‘her’ pregnancy – implications for antenatal education. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 1(3), 23-27.
-Fletcher, R., May, C., StGeorge, J., Morgan, P., & Lubans, D. (2011). Fathers’ perceptions of rough & tumble play: implications for early childhood services. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 36(4), 131-138.
-Fletcher, R., May, C., StGeorge, J., Stoker, L., & Oshan, M. (2014). Engaging fathers: Evidence review. Canberra: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY).
-Fletcher, R., & St George, J. (2010). Men’s help-seeking in the context of family separation. Advances in Mental Health, 9, 49-62.
-Fletcher, R., & StGeorge, J. (2011). Heading into Fatherhood-Nervously: Support for Fathering From Online Dads. Qualitative Health Research, 21(8), 1101-1114. doi: 10.1177/1049732311404903
-Fletcher, R., StGeorge, J., & Freeman, E. (2012). Rough and tumble play quality: theoretical foundations for a new measure of father–child interaction. Early Child Development and Care, 183(6), 746-759. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2012.723439
-Fletcher, R., StGeorge, J., May, C., Hartman, D., & King, A. R. (2015). Father-inclusive practice in a family centre – an Australian perspective. Zero to Three, 35(5), 60-67.
-Fletcher, R. J., & StGeorge, J. M. (2010). Practitioners’ understanding of father engagement in the context of family dispute resolution. Journal of Family Studies, 16(2), 101-115.
-Freeman, E., Fletcher, R., Collins, C. E., Morgan, P. J., Burrows, T., & Callister, R. (2012). Preventing and treating childhood obesity: time to target fathers. International Journal of Obesity, 36(1), 12-15.
-Garfield, C. F., & Fletcher, R. (2011). Sad dads: A challenge for pediatrics. Pediatrics, 127(4), 781-782.
-Morgan, P. J., Lubans, D. R., Callister, R., Okely, A. D., Burrows, T. L., Fletcher, R., & Collins, C. E. (2011). The `Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids’ randomized controlled trial: efficacy of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight fathers and their children. International Journal of Obesity, 35(3), 436-447.
-StGeorge, J., & Fletcher, J. (2011). Fathers online: Learning about fatherhood through the internet. Journal of Perinatal Education, 20(3), 153-162. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.20.3.154
-StGeorge, J., & Fletcher, J. (2016). Comparing fathers’ physical and toy play and links to child behaviour: An exploratory study. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.1958
-StGeorge, J., & Fletcher, R. (2012). Time for work, commuting, and parenting? Commuting parents’ involvement with their children. Community, Work & Family, 15(3), 273-291. doi: 10.1080/13668803.2012.662802
-StGeorge, J., & Fletcher, R. (2015). “Daddy’s funny!” Fathers’ playfulness with young children. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, 2(2).
-StGeorge, J., Fletcher, R., Freeman, E., Paquette, D., & Dumont, C. (2015). Father–child interactions and children’s risk of injury. Early Child Development and Care, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2014.1000888
-StGeorge, J. M., & Fletcher, R. J. (2011). Fathers online: learning about fatherhood through the internet. The Journal of perinatal education, 20(3), 154-162. doi: 10.1891/1058-1243.20.3.154
-StGeorge, J. M., & Fletcher, R. J. (2014). Men’s experiences of grandfatherhood: A welcome surprise. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 78(4), 351-378. doi: 10.2190/AG.78.4.c
-Stuart, G., May, C., & Hammond, C. (In Press). Engaging Aboriginal Fathers. Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal.