Jasleen Chhabra

Employing a mixed methods approach, Jasleen’s PhD project aims to explore (i) the risk factors associated with paternal perinatal mental distress, and (ii) the role of masculinity, in particular masculine gender role stress, on the mental health of fathers in the perinatal period. Highlighting risk factors for fathers while exploring the role of masculinity on their mental health during the perinatal period may be useful for those developing interventions for fathers who are experiencing mental distress during their partner’s pregnancy and following birth of their child.