Young Dads Collective Grimsby Webinar

on Tuesday 20th October 2020, we held the YDC Grimsby webinar with ten representatives from local support services, the statutory and voluntary sectors and local government in Grimsby and the North East Lincolnshire region. The objectives of the webinar were three-fold; To introduce the project, the Young Dads Collective model and its main aims andContinue reading Young Dads Collective Grimsby Webinar

Understanding current support provision for young fathers

This week we have launched a new survey which will support the Following Young Fathers Further (FYFF) study to identify and understand the views of organisations who work with, or research, the lives and support needs of young fathers.  As part of a process of stakeholder analysis, we are currently mapping and consulting with nationalContinue reading Understanding current support provision for young fathers

Covid Realities webinar: access our presentation about interviewing at a distance

On Tuesday 3rd November 2020, the Following Young Fathers Further team gave an invited keynote presentation for the Covid Realities research study webinar called ‘Interviewing at a distance: reflections on navigating practical, emotional, and methodological challenges’. The webinar was chaired by Prof. Jane Millar and also included talks by Dr. David Robertshaw of the Welfare at a (Social) Distance project and Aimi King who is conducting a PhD about parent and toddlerContinue reading Covid Realities webinar: access our presentation about interviewing at a distance

Research Leadership blog 1 by Dr Anna Tarrant: Launching my new research leadership blog series

Hello and welcome to my new research leadership blog! This first post has come out much later than I originally anticipated – the pandemic has created all sorts of challenges and pressures on my time and energy as an academic mum, but I am keen to get this started now. One thing I have beenContinue reading Research Leadership blog 1 by Dr Anna Tarrant: Launching my new research leadership blog series

FYFF Quarterly newsletter: Issue 2: Summer 2020

Our second newsletter for the Following Young Fathers Further project is now available. In this edition, we provide an overview of project news from the last three months, as well as short team reflections about how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the study. The team is currently interviewing young fathers, and organisations who support them,Continue reading FYFF Quarterly newsletter: Issue 2: Summer 2020

Explaining research ethics and archiving for young fathers via video

We are excited to share with you video versions of our participant information. This will sit alongside our written participant information sheets for young fathers . The decision to create this was prompted by an early interview with one of our project partners as part of our work with Grimsby and London. They explained thatContinue reading Explaining research ethics and archiving for young fathers via video

Researching COVID-19 and announcing a new national partnership!

We are delighted to announce that the Following Young Fathers Further team has expanded! Dr Michael Richardson, Newcastle University and the North East Young Dads and Lads Project based in Gateshead have agreed to join the team so that we can research the impacts of Covid-19 on a wider national cohort of young dads andContinue reading Researching COVID-19 and announcing a new national partnership!

FYFF Blogs: Joining the FYFF team by Linzi Ladlow

Joining the FYFF team by Linzi Ladlow In this blog I reflect on becoming a Research Fellow for the FYFF team and what I am looking forward to in the role. I had previously worked on the baseline Following Young Fathers (FYF) project at the University of Leeds. It was a brilliant project to workContinue reading FYFF Blogs: Joining the FYFF team by Linzi Ladlow

Life as a post-doc on the FYFF study: reflections so far by Laura Way

Life as a post-doc on the FYFF study: reflections so far by Laura Way When I applied for one of the research fellowships on the FYFF project, I had not long received confirmation of the award of my PhD which had taken me six years part-time to complete. I had also started a full-time, fixedContinue reading Life as a post-doc on the FYFF study: reflections so far by Laura Way