Women's mental health
Jane is an academic clinical and health psychologist with longstanding interests in the social determinants of health. Her research has focused on gender-based risks to women's 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's completed major epidemiological studies in clinical and community settings in Australia and Vietnam, nationally funded intervention trials, and has supervised more than 30 research higher degree and graduate coursework projects to completion. She's an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund.
Jane Fisher's Articles
Early childhood and the nature of nurturing
A new framework focuses on the psychological needs and mental health of mothers so they can provide adequate care.