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.Read more about Jane Fisher's research
Jane Fisher's Articles
Disenfranchised grief amid COVID-19
Essential public health messaging around the COVID-19 pandemic is lacking empathy, and failing to recognise that many people are experiencing feelings of loss.
Tearing down the stereotypes
Gender competence in healthcare can be a powerful tool in improving women's wellbeing – particularly mental health.
Sexual health circle of trust
A new women’s sexual and reproductive health unit aims to close 'profound' evidence gaps, and improve Australian women’s access to services.
Fresh hope for 'endo' sufferers
Now that endometriosis is getting the attention it warrants, it's time for action to improve the lives of those affected.
A call for action, from Townsville to Tuvalu
A new report says policymakers need to address the impact of environmental changes on health in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
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.