EVENT POSTPONED Brothers, Fathers Sons: Men's Health Community Seminar

June 30, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Brothers, Fathers Sons: Men's Health Community Seminar

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions mandating the wearing of masks indoors, we have decided to postpone this seminar until a later date. Those who have registered will be notified by email.


Although the life expectancy of males vs females in Australia has substantially improved over the last 50 years in line with advances in health services, medicine, technologies and safer working environments, a male born between 2017 - 2019 in Australia has an average life expectancy of 80.9 years, while a female born at the same time is expected to live to 85.0 years.

Join us as we discuss with some of our leading men's health researchers about the factors that contribute to the current status of men's health in Australia and what we can do to bridge the gap in male and female health.

This event will be an interactive Q&A style event so we invite you to submit your questions regarding men's health.

Meet our presenters:
Dr Myles Young is a lecturer and men’s health researcher at the University of Newcastle and a member of HMRI's cardiovascular research program. His research primarily focuses on men’s physical and mental health and how ‘gender-tailored’ programs and sustainable weight-loss programs can increase the participation of men in health research.
With a background in Psychology, Dr Young's Doctoral study involved being part of men's weight loss projects Health Dads, Healthy Kids and SHED-IT. In 2019 Dr Young was selected as the national winner of the BUPA Foundation 'Emerging Health Researcher of the Year' and in 2020 was named one of AMP Foundation's Tomorrow Makers.
Dr Chris May is a senior research assistant at the Family Action Centre (FAC) at the University of Newcastle. The FAC is a national leader in fatherhood research, with a focus on fathers of young children and babies and supporting them in their relationships with their partners. Dr May is part of the SMS4Dads Project, a program that sends text messages (SMS) to new fathers each week over the period before and after the birth to check in with dads to ask about their mood and fathering confidence.