Our People

Our board and staff are professionals with expertise in the fields of corporate governance, education and research. All have a huge passion for the impact that fathering can have on our community. Our staff members are passionate about helping The Fathering Project achieve its vision, and work together as a team to reach as many fathers and father figures as possible.

Our Charter

The Fathering Project operates independently under the guidance of a well credentialed Board who ensure the following principles are adopted.

  • Secular
    The Fathering Project expounds no religious point of view and solely promotes actions that are based on high quality research and professional/academic views. Whilst from time-to-time we may work with a religious group, we do so without promoting any particular religious position. These groups are simply a community group to whom we impart our fathering principles, as we do to other community and corporate  organisations.
  • Apolitical
    We adopt no specific position on political issues or support any political group. We simply support initiatives that promote the better fathering, irrespective of who promotes them.
  • Best practice and research based
    The Fathering Project adopts a best practice approach based upon the best research available. The Scientific Advisory Group meets on a regular basis to monitor the research, evaluation of programmes, content and programming of The Fathering Project.

Dr Bruce Robinson

Founder

Leading cancer researcher, Dr Bruce Robinson, is the founder of The Fathering Project. He is based at the QEII Medical Centre in Perth, part of the University of Western Australia. Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in lecturing on fathering at seminars and presentations to thousands of people in 5 countries.

In 2013, Bruce was awarded the prestigious Western Australian of the Year Award for his medical research and charity work, including his work with The Fathering Project.

Our Board

Our Directors bring to the Board of The Fathering Project many years of corporate governance experience a committed passion for the impact of effective fathering on our kids. The board members have broad networks and a diverse range of skills, expertise and experience.

Our Patron

John Anderson AO, former Deputy Prime Minister, has been a pillar of support for The Fathering Project particularly in the establishment of the NSW programs.

Our Ambassadors

The Fathering Project receives wonderful support from highly credentialed individuals who are passionate and strongly supportive of The Fathering Project. The Ambassadors provide their time and expertise in promoting the benefits of an effective father and the important role that The Fathering Project plays in inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to be better in their roles.

Our Staff

Our team is passionate about helping fathers and father-figures be the best they can be. As dads, grandads, mums, sons and daughters, they try as much as possible to “walk the walk”, not just “talk the talk”.

Scientific Advisory Group

The Scientific Advisory Group oversees the research, evaluation, program and content development of The Fathering Project.

SAG comprises leading practitioners, researchers and academics in Western Australia.

Education Advisory Group

The Fathering Project’s Education Advisory Group (TFPEAG) consists of people, mainly school principals, with a high level of knowledge and experience in the WA education system.

The members of the TFPEAG provide important advice and guidance on the policies and practices of The Fathering Project’s Schools’ Program, in particular The Fathering Project’s School Group Project or “Champion” Dads’ Group program.

Volunteers

We have a large number of volunteers who help The Fathering Project with events, administration and fundraising.