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|Location:||Centre for Social Gerontology|
|Role:||PhD Candidate (year 3)|
Robin’s previous career included roles as a deputy technical manager and scientific and technical photographer for The University of Manchester. Robin changed careers and his training as a counsellor led him to research into the desire for fatherhood in involuntarily childless men as part of his MA at The University of Manchester. He then followed this up with a self-funded MSc exploring the levels of broodiness in females and males, parents and non-parents. Both these pieces of research have been used as the basis of a play, ‘The Broody Boys’, by the Australian actor/writer/producer Alan Hopgood. Robin is now undertaking a PhD, which explores the lives of involuntarily childless older men. Dr Mo Ray and Dr Emma Head supervise Robin.
Robin is a student member of both the British Sociological Association and the British Society for Gerontology.
- Hadley, R. A. (April, 2013). Robin Hadley: I know all about broody men who long to be dads. I am one. The Daily Telegraph, p. 27.
- Hadley, R. A. (Summer, 2012). Not even tomorrow’s chip paper. MoreToLife Newsletter
- Hadley, R. A. (Spring, 2012). Navigating in an Uncharted World: How does the desire for fatherhood affect men? Journal of Fertility Counselling, 01 (19), 12-13
- Hadley, R. A. (February, 2012). Interviewed about his research by Heather Stott of Radio Manchester.
- Hadley, R. A. & Hanley, T. S. (2011). Involuntarily childless men and the desire for fatherhood. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 29(1), 56-68
- Hadley, R. A. (2009). Navigating in an Uncharted World: How does the desire for fatherhood affect men? Unpublished MSc Dissertation, The University of Manchester.
- Hadley, R. A. (2008). Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the desire for fatherhood. Unpublished MA Dissertation, The University of Manchester.
- Hadley, R. A. (2008). This Man’s Story. MoreToLife Newsletter.
The British Sociological Association Annual Conference presentation press release:
- Hodgekiss, A. (2013). Men without children are 'more depressed and sad' than childless women. Mail Online. Retrieved: 09 April, 2013, from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2302954/Men-children-depressed-sad-childless-women.html
- Bingham, J. (2013). Men 'just as broody as women', study suggests. The Telegraph. Retrieved: 09 April, 2013, from: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/mother-tongue/9966713/Men-just-as-broody-as-women-study-suggests.html
- Radio Stoke, 15/04/2013: Lee Thomas show
- Irish National Radio: 10/04/2013: Morning Show.
- Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 04/04/2013. Interview for general distribution. Producer: Lily Ames.
- ABC, Radio Australia, 07/04/2013: Morning program with Phil Kafcaloudes.
- Producer: Adeline Ng
- Radio Stoke, 03/04/2013. Drive time show (pm).
- Radio Ulster, 03/04/2013. Michael Fitzpatrick (lunchtime show)
- Hadley, R. A. (April, 2013). ‘The experiences of involuntarily childless men as they age.’ Poster presentation at The British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Grand Connaught Rooms, London.
- Hadley, R. A. (February, 2013). ‘Trouble with accessing men for interview.’ Paper presentation at The Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies, Seminar series: The Representation of Older People in Ageing Research: Studies of ageing masculinities: still in their infancy? The Open University, Camden, London