Professor Jane Fisher
BSc (Hons), PhD, MAPS
Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Health and Director Jean Hailes Research Unit
*This position is supported by the H & L Hecht Trust managed by Perpetual Trustees
Phone: +61 3 9903 0290
Jane Fisher, Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit, is an academic Clinical and Health Psychologist with longstanding interests in the social determinants of health. Her research focuses on gender-based risks to women’s mental health and psychological functioning from adolescence to mid-life, in particular related to fertility, conception, pregnancy, the perinatal period and chronic non-communicable diseases; and on parenting capabilities and early childhood development in low- and high-income settings. She has completed major epidemiological studies in clinical and community settings in Australia and Vietnam, nationally funded intervention trials, and has supervised more than 30 research higher degree and postgraduate coursework projects to completion. She is an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.