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Jane Fisher, Professor of Global Health, is Director of Global and Women’s Health and Head, Division of Social Sciences in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She is an academic Clinical and Health Psychologist with longstanding interests in the social determinants of health, and healthcare participation. Her research has focused on gender-based risks to 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, Vietnam and Nepal, nationally funded intervention trials, and has supervised more than 50 research higher degree and postgraduate coursework candidates to completion. She is an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.

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Projects 2009 2024

Research Output 1990 2019

Assistance for parents with unsettled infants in Central Vietnam: a qualitative investigation of health professionals' perspectives

Murray, L., Tran, T., Van Thang, V., McDonald, N., Beggs, S. & Fisher, J., 20 May 2019, In : BMC Pediatrics. 19, 1, 10 p., 160.

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Co-morbid anaemia and stunting among children of pre-school age in low- and middle-income countries: a syndemic

Tran, T. D., Biggs, B-A., Holton, S., Nguyen, H. T. M., Hanieh, S. & Fisher, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Public Health Nutrition. 22, 1, p. 35-43 9 p.

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Informal mental health interventions for people with severe mental illness in low and lower middle-income countries: A systematic review of effectiveness

Nguyen, T., Holton, S., Tran, T. & Fisher, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 65, 3, p. 194–206 13 p.

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Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran, T., Hammarberg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkman, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C. & Fisher, J., 2019, In : Aging and Mental Health. 23, 7, p. 887-896 10 p.

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More than depression: A multi-dimensional assessment of postpartum distress symptoms before and after a residential early parenting program

Wilson, N., Wynter, K., Anderson, C., Rajaratnam, S. M. W., Fisher, J. & Bei, B., 29 Jan 2019, In : BMC Psychiatry. 19, 1, 11 p., 48.

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Open Access

Press / Media

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

Kate Young, Jane Fisher & Maggie Kirkman


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