Mental health across the transition to parenthood

This project investigates investigates how mental health is impacted across the transition to parenthood. The project uses large, longitudinal, community-based datasets (such as the HILDA study and the PATH project) to track individuals (both men and women) over time as they become parents. Sub-projects within this theme are also investiging the use of social media to recruit perinatal populations for health research, and the role of job conditions 'caring for an infant at home' in postpartum mental health.