Prof. Jane Fisher
Professor of Global Health
Director of Global and Women’s Health and Head, Division of Social Sciences in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, MONASH University, Australia
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.