Single fathers wanted for research project

A final year sociology student at the University of Bristol is undertaking research on the experiences of single parent fathers and is looking for 10 dads to interview.

The researcher would like to discover more about the experiences of resident single
parent fathers who have at least one child under the age of 16 living at home with them the majority of the time.

She would like to discover how single parent fathers have had to negotiate their parenting role since becoming a single parent, the difficulties (or not) they may face in this role in the home and their perception as to how the role may or may not have an
effect on their work and social relations.

The researcher feels there is currently a lack of research in this field that provides single parent fathers with an opportunity to voice their experiences in a way that allows them to elaborate on their thoughts.

The research is going to be conducted through interviews in order to provide scope for
the fathers to discuss their ideas freely. Due to the researchers own experience of growing up with a single parent father, the perspective she intends to show in her research is one that put’s single parent fathers in a positive light.

She is looking for participants ideally in either Brighton and surrounding areas, or Bristol and surrounding areas though fathers living further afield may be included depending on certain practicalities.

The aim  is to conduct face to face interviews approx 45mins-1hour long although there is a possibility of conducting interviews via Skype or the telephone. .

Anyone interested in this research should contact Lauren Pool at or text or call Lauren on 07891 191822.


Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

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One comment on “Single fathers wanted for research project
  1. […] A SINGLE FATHER, if so a researcher at Bristol University would like to talk to you about your experiences – click here now for more information. […]

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