Making of the modern dad

13 September 2022 - 12:00

Queen's Building, Lecture Theatre 1.12, De Montfort University

Event duration: 60 minutes 


With more support for shared parental leave and a growing rejection of dated gender stereotypes in the household, dads are more involved in childcare than ever. 

Join Anna Machin (University of Oxford), Kate Ellis-Davies (Swansea University) and Pascal Vrticka (University of Essex) as they explore the changing role of fathers from an evolutionary anthropologist's, social psychologist's and social neuroscientist's perspective. 

What is the evolutionary story of fatherhood? How does the presence of fathers affect child and parental wellbeing? And how do dads’ caregiving beliefs relate to brain anatomy and father-child brain-to-brain synchrony? Explore these exciting questions and more together with the three experts.