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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 2021

Research Output 1990 2018

Addressing multiple modifiable risks through structured community-based Learning Clubs to improve maternal and infant health and infant development in rural Vietnam: protocol for a parallel group cluster randomised controlled trial

Fisher, J., Tran, T., Luchters, S., Tran, T., Hipgrave, D., Hanieh, S., Ha, T. T. T., Simpson, J., Nguyen, T., Le, M. & Biggs, B-A., 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 13 p., e023539.

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Open Access

Community participation in research from resource-constrained countries: a scoping review

Brear, M., Hammarberg, K. & Fisher, J., Aug 2018, In : Health Promotion International. 33, 4, p. 723-733 11 p.

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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., 24 Sep 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Public Health Nutrition. 9 p.

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Critical examination of evidence for the nutritional status of children in Papua New Guinea - a systematic review

McGlynn, P. J., Renzaho, A. M. N., Pham, M. D., Toole, M., Fisher, J. & Luchters, S., 1 Jan 2018, In : Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition. 27, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

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Effect of the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes on symptoms of common mental disorders among women who are pregnant

Khatri, G. K., Tran, T. D., Baral, S. & Fisher, J., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 228, p. 238-247 10 p.

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