The Anxiety of Parenthood (Online)

Janeen Baxter + Justin Coulson + Rob Sturrock



#About the event


Janeen Baxter

Janeen Baxter

Professor Janeen Baxter is the Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. The Life Course Centre is national research centre, administered by the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland, that is investigating the factors underlying social, economic and health disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery in Australia.

Justin Coulson

Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson writes and speaks about parenting and family – because nothing matters more. Struggling with his own family relationships Justin returned to full time study in his late 20s where he earned first class honours and a subsequent PhD in Psychology so that he could learn how to be a better husband and father. Now the focus of his life is his family AND helping other families flourish – in that order. Justin has written six books and is a four-time bestselling author. He is an occasional columnist for the New York Times and appears regularly in all of Australia’s major news outlets for television radio and print. He’s a TEDx speaker and has worked with many of Australia’s biggest brands including the Commonwealth Bank Intel Security ANZ IHG Club Med and many many more. He has also served as a consultant to the Australian Government’s Raising Children Network and the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner Life Education and others. Justin lives with his wife and six daughters in Brisbane.

Rob Sturrock

Rob Sturrock

Rob Sturrock is a working father, commentator and author. When he is not wrangling his two young kids, Rob is a passionate advocate for fatherhood, gender equality, universal childcare and healthy masculinity. His first book, 'Man Raises Boy: A revolutionary approach for fathers who want to raise kind, confident and happy sons' was published by Allen & Unwin in March 2020. Through his op-eds, radio, tv and podcast interviews, as well as his participation on various panels, Rob is considered a leading male voice in important debates on parenting, masculinity and men's health and wellbeing. 

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