About Us

Dr Matthew Roberts is a Melbourne, Australia-based father, author, musician and perinatal psychiatrist. 

He specialises in clinical work and advocacy for mental health in men, women and children around pregnancy and early family life. 

Matthew is a passionate science communicator, regularly speaking at conferences and seminars, and running groups and workshops in community and institutional settings.

 He is a founding member of the Science Communication Group within the Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium. 

Matthew’s written and visual media work includes commissioned articles for clinical and research journals, and contributions for major websites, radio and television. 
His creative short fiction has won awards, most recently RACV’s 2017 Short Story Competition. 

Town Hall Dads is part of Matthew’s effort to ensure Dads far and wide are as connected and informed as they need to be. 
This will help create healthy fatherhood, a big win for themselves, their kids and kids’ other parents. 

Because when dads get connected, everyone wins.