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Margaret O’Brien

Margaret O’Brien

Director, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University College London, UK

Research interests

Working fathers

My research covers fatherhood and work-family policy and fathers, parenting and family support. I seek to understand how fathers and mothers can work and care together for the welfare of children and gender equality.

My recent projects include comparative studies of paternity leave systems, evaluations of programmes supporting engagement with fathers in early years children’s centres and for separated fathers and fathers of very low birth weight infants.