Our donor

Roberta HolmesRoberta Holmes is a private philanthropist. Her interest in parenting is personal. She believes that the challenges facing parents in the 21st century are far greater and more complex than ever before. The video is Mrs Holmes' talk about her motivation for providing philanthropic support to establish this important research program, held at the launch of this new program in November 2013.

The Inaugural Roberta Holmes Professorial Chair

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jan Nicholson is filling the new position of the Inaugural Roberta Holmes Professorial Chair – Transition to Contemporary Parenthood. She comes to us from the Parenting Research Centre, where she was Research Director. She is also Honorary Principal Research Fellow at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Learning Innovation, Queensland University of Technology.