Making Room for Dads

Welcome to the Making Room for Dads  project website. Here you will find details of a research project, led by Dr Emma Banister (University of Manchester) and Dr Ben Kerrane (Lancaster University), which aims to investigate the experiences of men as they become fathers for the first time, and the impact of the Shared Parental Leave scheme.

Details of the project, including the research aims and methods used, can be found on our ‘About the Project’ andGet Involved’ pages. 

We have a range of ‘Useful Resources’ designed to point you in the direction of links and resources to help support you in your fatherhood journey, and we also have a space where fathers can share their experiences of fatherhood.

Our ‘Research Team’ page gives details of the researchers involved in this project. Please contact us if you would like to know anything further about our research, or if you would like to take part in the study itself (we are keen to hear from as many fathers as possible – whether or not you are making use of the Shared Parental Leave or not).

Emma and Ben

Watch Lizzie and Simon's experience of Shared Parental Leave below: