Researcher Biography

Laetitia completed her BA with first class Hons in 2012, looking at adolescents who volunteer in Queensland. Since 2011 she has worked in the Employment and Education Program at ISSR as RA on various projects, including the Paid Parental Leave and Dad and Partner Pay evaluation.

Laetitia is part way through her PhD looking at fathers who engage in long hours of paid work and caring for children.

PhD topic

Dads Doing it Daily: Identifying 21st century breadwinner dads who are highly involved in childcare


  • Dr Belinda Hewitt (Principal)
  • Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski (Associate)
  • Dr Lynda Cheshire (Associate)

Research Interests

  • Work and Family policy
  • the way policy can influence gender division of work and labour
  • long work hours
  • Fathers' participation in caregiving
  • Mothers' participation in paid labour market

Twitter id: LaetitiaColes