Our team

In common with our gender-equal principles, the Fatherhood Institute is run by a team of women and men, all of whom are parents.

Adrienne BurgessAdrienne Burgess, Joint Chief Executive & Head of Research
07747 145 146 or a.burgess@fatherhoodinstitute.org
Adrienne has written widely on fatherhood and couple relationships. One of the founders of Fathers Direct (set up in 1999), she has a thorough understanding of both research and practice. Her book Fatherhood Reclaimed: the making of the modern father (Vermilion, 1997) helped set a new agenda on fatherhood in the UK, and has been published throughout the world. Adrienne has one daughter.

Kathy Jones, Joint Chief Executive & Head of Strategy
07867 761 251 or k.jones@fatherhoodinstitute.org
Kathy joined the organisation in 2003. Trained as an art psychotherapist and psychoanalytic consultant, she has extensive clinical experience of delivering therapeutic services and of supervision of clinical practice. Her background is in community development in areas of urban deprivation in communities in England and Scotland. Kathy has one son.

 Dr Jeremy Davies, Head of Communications
0161 818 9442 or j.davies@fatherhoodinstitute.org
Jeremy leads the Fatherhood Institute’s communications and campaigns (including #timewithdad), and contributes to research and policy development. He also runs impact partnerships with external clients – including MITEY (Men In The Early Years), a campaign/network part-funded by the Department for Education, to support more men to work in the early years education sector; GenderEYE (Gender Diversification in Early Years Education), an ESRC-funded collaboration with Professor Jo Warin at Lancaster University, and PIECE (Paternal Involvement and its Effects on Children’s Education), a new ESRC-funded project with Dr Helen Norman at the University of Leeds. Jeremy is a member of the Global Equality Collective and Diverse Educators, was Deputy Chair of the Department for Education’s Gender Diversity Task and Finish Group (2017-18), and sat on the Fawcett Society’s Commission on Gender Stereotypes in Early Childhood (2019-20). He holds a Masters in Research and a fatherhood-related PhD, and has taught social policy, gender and politics modules at the University of Manchester. He has one son.

Jeszemma Garratt  Jeszemma Garratt, Head of Training
07917 864 130 or j.garratt@fatherhoodinstitute.org
Jeszemma has a long history of ‘ground level’ work with fathers in early years and Children’s Centres in diverse communities. Her initial training as an early years practitioner has meant that she keeps the child in the centre of all her work. She has worked as a consultant and trainer in father-inclusive practice, equality and diversity and participatory appraisal research techniques. She has a background in community and youth services and specialised in service–user participation and needs-led analysis of service provision. She is committed to equality of access to services for fathers, and enjoys her development role supporting agencies in this agenda. Jeszemma has three daughters.