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My Qualifications and CV

 

References available on request (see contact page)

Current research:

My PhD, based at, and funded by, Keele University, is a qualitative study examining the lived experience of older involuntarily childless men. Men's narratives are absent from research in both ageing and reproduction. This study details the impact of male involuntary childlessness over the life course. Professor Mo Ray and Dr Emma Head supervised the study.

 

 

Education and qualifications:

2010 - 2015              PhD in Social Gerontology (award pending)          Keele University
2008 - 2009               MSc in Educational Research (Distinction)         The University of Manchester
2005 - 2008              MA in Counselling (Merit)         The University of Manchester

 

 

Employment history:

2005 – 2010       Volunteer Counsellor             The Counselling and Family Centre, Altrincham, Cheshire
1977 - 2008       Photographer/Deputy Technical Manager              Materials Science Centre, The University of Manchester

 

Awards: 
15/09/2015: Doctoral Prize. Society for Infant and Psychology Annual Conference 2015, Nottingham, UK.
10/07/2015: 100 Blood Donations Achievement Award. NHS Blood and Transplant Award Ceremony.
27/06/2015: Conference prize for best presentation: Male Psychologies Conference, London, UK.
19/03/2014: Poster of distinction: “How is a man supposed to be a man?”: The experiences of older involuntarily childless men. Men, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing Conference, Durham University, UK.

Guest speaker:
October 2015. “I’d always imagined I’d have children”: the life experiences of involuntarily childless men. The School of Health and Social Work and the Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), The University of Hertfordshire.
January 2015. “Men ageing without children”: The experiences of older involuntarily childless men. Presentation at Ageing without Children Conference, London.

Invited presentations:
February 2014. ‘People have no conception of just how isolated someone who hasn't got kids in middle age is’: the experiences of older involuntarily childless men. Paper presented at the "Ten Years of MHPN: Looking Back and Moving Forward." Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference.
February 2014. Joint presentation with Morton, K. Recruiting difficult reach participants. Paper presented at the "Ten Years of MHPN: Looking Back and Moving Forward." Midlands Health Psychology Network Annual Conference.

Publications:
2015: 'Life without Fatherhood.' insideMan: pioneering stories about men and boys (pp. 62-64). Edited by Dan Bell and Glen Poole: http://bit.ly/1gAnjfR
2014: The Impotence of Earnestness and the Importance of Being Earnest: Recruiting Older Men for Interview. Studies of Ageing Masculinities: Still in Their Infancy? (pp. 68-83). The Centre for Policy on Ageing: London.

Academic Paper:
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

International print media:
2015. ‘Childless men - not chosen by women’. Hanne Kreutz-Hansen Verdens Gang AS: VG: Barnløshet blant menn: De velges bort av kvinnene
2014. 'There is a pain not to be a father'. Thomas Lerner, Dagens Nyheter: "Det finns en smärta i att inte få bli pappa": bit.ly/1iPLtRA

National print media: 
Hadley, R. A. (2013). Robin Hadley: I know all about broody men who long to be dads. I am one. The Daily Telegraph: bit.ly/17IB8Bq
Hodgekiss, A. (2013): 'Men without children are 'more depressed and sad' than childless women.'   Mail Online: dailym.ai/1toyKra
Bingham, J. (2013): 'Men 'just as broody as women', study suggest.' The Daily Telegraph: bit.ly/179NLSD 

National television: 
14/01/2015: Ageing Without Children founders myself, Kirsty Woodard, and Jody Day were interviewed on BBC One: bbc.in/1IcjRVH

Online:
18/06/2015: “Le fardeau des femmes sans enfants”: Interview with Maude Goyer for Planete FMagazine, Montreal, Canada: bit.ly/1SvAr27
14/02/2015: 'Entrevue avec Robin Hadley, chercheur sur les vies des hommes sans enfant'. 
Interview with Catherine–Emmanuelle Delisle: ‘Femme sans enfants’, Quebec, Canada: bit.ly/1Mego8N
 
04/08/2014. Audio interview by Viv Oyolu: Site under construction.
05/03/2014. My experience of the media. Interview with Zuleyka Zevallos, Sociology at Work (Australia): bit.ly/QHA2AG

Radio:
26/01/2015. Interviewed for the Mark Forrest Show, BBC Radio London: bit.ly/awoc-mf
15/04/2013. Live studio interview. Lee Thomas Show, Radio Stoke.
10/04/2013. Live telephone interview. Morning Show, Irish National Radio.
07/04/2013. Live telephone interview. Morning program with Phil Kafcaloudes. ABC Radio Australia: http://bit.ly/GFIhrB
04/04/2013. Interviewed for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Producer: Lily Ames.
03/04/2013. Interviewed for the Drive time show (pm), Radio Stoke.
03/04/2013. Live telephone discussion. Michael Fitzpatrick (Lunchtime Show). Radio Ulster.
02/02/2012. Live studio interview. Heather Stott, BBC Radio Manchester.

Blogs: 
21/10/2014. 'The importance of fatherhood to men’:                             http://bit.ly/1G1G6tn
13/05/2014. 'Condemned as a 'Typical Man?’:                                        http://bit.ly/1jq05mq
13/10/2013. 'Childless-by-circumstance: is it different for men?’:             http://bit.ly/17rELs9

Conference Papers:
Hadley, R. A. (July, 2015). “There’s no social network”: the social networks of involuntary childless men. Paper presented at the British Society of Gerontology 44th Annual Conference, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
Hadley, R. A. (June, 2015). "How is a man supposed to be a man?": Life without fatherhood. Paper presented at the Male Psychologies Conference London 26-27th June. Awarded conference prize.
Hadley, R. A. (June, 2015). ‘How to build an invisible man’: the social networks of involuntarily childless older men. Paper presented at the Social Science Postgraduate Symposium, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A. (April, 2015).  ‘The Media and Me’. Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Hadley, R. A. (April, 2015). 'The social networks of involuntarily childless men.' Paper presented at British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Hadley, R. A. (September, 2014). Discussant at Con/Tested: Sperm Science, Sterility and Masculinity Conference. Cambridge University.
Hadley, R. A. (September, 2014). “That’s what I’m missing”: The experiences of older involuntarily childless men. Paper presented at the British Society of
Gerontology 43rd Annual Conference, University of Southampton.
Hadley, R. A. (September, 2014).  ‘3 minute thesis’. Presentation at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, the British Society of Gerontology 43rd Annual Conference, University of Southampton.
Hadley, R. A. (July, 2014).  "I quite like people to know that we did want a family": the experiences of older involuntarily childless men.  Paper presented at Men, Health and Wellbeing Conference, Leeds Beckett University.
Hadley, R. A. (April, 2014). 'Navigating the unexpected lifescape: the invisible experiences of older childless men.’  Paper presented at the
Ageing Forum, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A. (March, 2014). In-depth biographical interviews. Paper presented at the PAUUD Research Unit research seminar series, The University of Manchester.
Hadley, R. A (December, 2013): ‘It was something that was going to happen but then it didn’t: the experiences of involuntarily childless men as they age.’ Paper presented at the Centre for Social Gerontology:  Emerging and Established Researchers in Ageing event. Keele University.
Hadley, R. A (October, 2013): ‘Impact: National media experience.’ Opening talk for the Showcase and Welcome event, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Day, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A (September, 2013): ‘Point number one in your bloody PhD’: the experiences of involuntarily childless men as they age. Paper presentation at the British Society of Gerontology 42nd Annual Conference, University of Oxford.
Hadley, R. A (June, 2013): 'Men who are involuntarily childless.' Paper presentation at the Ageing Without Children Seminar, Keele University.
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.
Hadley, R. A. (January, 2013). ‘Locating the lacunae: Issues in recruiting participants for interview in a sensitive subject’. Paper presentation at the Social Science PGR ‘Work-in-Progress’ Seminar Series, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A. (August, 2012). ‘Childlessness, and Older Involuntarily Childless Men.’ Presentation to the Rotary Club of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Hadley, R. A. (March, 2012). ‘Man Talk’ Paper presentation at the Social Science PGR Conference, Keele University.
Hadley, R.A. (March, 2011). ‘Mining the Gap: A Literature Review of the Male Experience of Involuntary Childlessness’. Paper presentation at the Social Science PGR Conference, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A. (September, 2010). ‘Does the Desire for Fatherhood affect Men?’ Poster presentation. Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology Annual Conference. Leuven, Belgium.
Hadley, R.A. (2010). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the Desire to be a Father’. Invited to present to MA in Counselling course, The University of Manchester.
Hadley, R.A. (April, 2010). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the Desire to be a Father’. Paper presented at the Counselling and Transformation Conference, Keele University.
Hadley, R.A. (June, 2010). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the Desire to be a Father’. Paper presented at the Research Conference, The University of Manchester.
Hadley, R.A. (2009). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the Desire to be a Father’. Paper presented at the New Researchers Conference, The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, The University of Edinburgh.
Hadley, R. A. (2008). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men’. Seminar given to health workers in fertility clinics, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds.
Hadley, R. A. (2008). ‘Involuntarily Childless Men: Issues surrounding the Desire to be a Father’. Paper presented at the Society for Reproduction and Infant Psychology 25th Annual Conference, MIC, London.

Conference posters:
Hadley, R. A. (July, 2015). ‘Locating the lacunae: issues in recruiting male participants for interview in a sensitive subject’. British Society of Gerontology 44th Annual Conference, Newcastle University and Northumbria University.
Hadley, R. A. (June, 2015). ‘The level of the desire for parenthood in childless men compared to non-parents and parents’. Social Science Postgraduate Symposium, Keele University.
Hadley, R. A. (March, 2014). "How is a man supposed to be a man?": The experiences of older involuntarily childless men. Men's Health, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing Conference, Trevelyan College, Durham University. Awarded 'poster of distinction'.
Hadley, R. A. (April, 2013). ‘The experiences of involuntarily childless men as they age.’ British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Grand Connaught Rooms, London.
Hadley, R. A. (October, 2012). ‘What is it about (older childless) Men?’ Humanities and Social Sciences Research Day, Keele University.

References available on request (see contact page)