Tom Beardshaw

Tom beardshaw

Founder of, former Director of the Fatherhood Institute

Tom Beardshaw, is a passionate, experienced and knowledgeable facilitator who talks frequently around the changing face of fatherhood, working fathers in the UK, the pressures on them and their abilities as parents.
Tom is publisher of a new UK website for dads. Previously he was a Director of the Fatherhood Institute which works to support and promote fathers' relationships with their children.

After studying for a degree in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics in the late eighties, he's worked in South Africa and London on environment and development issues and has spent the last ten years specialising in fatherhood, taking the issues to the UN and helping to change government attitudes towards dads - for example, by persuading them to introduce two weeks of paternity leave.