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Jane Fisher


Jane Fisher is Professor of Women’s Health and the Director of the Jean Hailes Research Unit in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University.

She is an academic Clinical and Health Psychologist with longstanding interests in the links between women’s reproductive health and mental health from adolescence to mid-life. She is particularly interested in how women’s social circumstances interact with their experiences of fertility and fertility difficulties, intended and unintended conception, pregnancy health and healthcare use, childbirth, and early parenthood.

Jane has completed major epidemiological and intervention studies in clinical and community settings in Australia and Vietnam and supervised more than 30 postgraduate projects to completion. She is an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund and has been sessional Consultant Clinical Psychologist to the Masada Private Hospital Mother Baby Unit since 1996.

The Jean Hailes Research Unit is an innovative formal partnership between Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, which is a non-for-profit community based organisation committed to translating health-related knowledge for women, their families and health professionals, and Monash University.

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