Jane Fisher, AO, Finkel Professor of Global Health
Jane Fisher AO is an academic Clinical and Health Psychologist, the Finkel Professor of Global Public Health and Professor of Women's Health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. She is the Past President (2018-2020) of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health. Jane has longstanding interests in gender-based risks for women's reproductive health and mental health and how these can be addressed in psychologically-informed clinical practice and health promotion strategies. Her research on the social determinants of mental health problems among women and girls and their impact on participation is recognised internationally, particularly by the World Health Organization where she recently served as Chair of the Guideline Development Group for Interventions to Promote Nurturing Care for Early Childhood Development and as Co-Chair of the Guideline Development Group for Maternal and Newborn Care for a Positive Postnatal Experience. In 2022 Jane Fisher was awarded the John Cox Medal by the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health for her contributions to ensuring that there was better representation of women living in low- and middle-income countries. She was appointed Officer in the Order of Australia in 2019 for her contributions to women, perinatal mental health and the community.