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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 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Community participation in health research: an ethnography from rural Swaziland

Brear, M. R., Hammarberg, K. & Fisher, J., 1 Feb 2020, In : Health Promotion International. 35, 1, p. e59-e69 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Efficacy of interpersonal psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Althobaiti, S., Kazantzis, N., Ofori-Asenso, R., Romero, L., Fisher, J., Mills, K. E. & Liew, D., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 264, p. 286-294 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Gender competence and mental health promotion

Fisher, J., 1 Feb 2020, In : World Psychiatry. 19, 1, p. 34-35 2 p.

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Open Access

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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Open Access

Childbearing concerns, information needs and preferences of women with cystic fibrosis: An online discussion group

Holton, S., Fisher, J. R. W., Button, B., Williams, E. & Wilson, J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Sexual & Reproductive HealthCare. 19, p. 31-35 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Press / Media

Women with endometriosis need support, not judgement

Kate Young, Jane Rosamond Woodward Fisher & Maggie Kirkman


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Article/Feature