Current projects

Addressing an unrecognised public health problem in Vietnam: a clustered randomised controlled trial of the culturally adapted Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP-V) to improve adolescent mental health

Tran T, Nguyen H, Fisher J, Shochet I, Holton S

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: Hanoi School of Public Health (Vietnam), Queensland University of Technology

SPHERE – The Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women: Achieving Better Outcomes through Primary Care

Mazza D, Fisher J, Taft A, Black K, Lucke J, Hass M, Hussainy S, McGeechan K, Norman W

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: LaTrobe University, University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, University of British Columbia, Canada

Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease (CRE WaND): Prevention and Detection

Mishra G, Hickey M, Dobson A , Gannon B, Doust J, Fisher J, Cicuttini F, Huxley R, Tooth L, Brown H

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: The University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Bond University Limited, The Jean Hailes Foundation, La Trobe University, Deakin University

Centre of Research Excellence in Childhood Adversity and Associated Depression and Anxiety

Hiscock H, Jorm A, Goldfeld S, Fisher J, Eastwood J, Reupert A, Sanci L, Yap M, Dalziel K, Eapen V

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, University of Melbourne, South Western Sydney Local Health District, University of New South Wales

Preventing postnatal depression in new mothers using telephone peer support: a randomised controlled trial

Forster D, McLachlan HL, Dennis CL, Nicholson J, Shafiei T, Shiell A, Nguyen C, Nguyen T, Adams C, Grimes H, Fisher J, Petschel P

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: LaTrobe University

Review and Evaluation of The Jean Hailes for Women’s Health Anxiety Portal and e-resources for women and anxiety

Fisher J, Kirkman M

Funded by The Jean Hailes Foundation

Latrobe Valley early parenting – What Were We Thinking

Fisher J, Rowe H

Funded by Department of Education and Training

Partner organisations: Victorian Government Department of Education and Training, City of Latrobe, Shire of Baw Baw, Shire of Wellington

Contributing to optimal mental health for older women in Australia: a multiple methods research program

Fisher J, Kirkman M, Tran TD, Hammarberg K

Funded by Liptember Foundation

Partner organisations: The Jean Hailes Foundation

Fertility information needs and preferences of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Hammarberg K, Holton S

Funded by Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)

Partner organisations: VARTA

Secondary analysis of data from the 2017 Jean Hailes annual survey of women

Hammarberg K, Fisher J

Funded by University of Melbourne

Partner organisations: The Jean Hailes Foundation, University of Melbourne

Enteric pathogen infection and gut microbiota disturbance -association with child cognition in remote Indigenous communities. (GIA-060-2018)

Biggs B, Hanieh S, Fisher J, Mahanty S

Funded by The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery Grant in Aid

Partner organisations: The University of Melbourne

Establishing the Connection Between Women’s Governance Representation and the Prevalence and Health Impacts Of Violence Against Women In The Solomon Islands

True J, Fisher J, Tran TD

Funded by Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University

Partner organisations:  Faculty of Arts

Health Professionals’ and Women’s Information Needs (Endometriosis and Menopause Research)

Fisher J, Rowe H, Hammarberg K, Brown H, Langford K, Camilleri R, Dwyer S, Wilby L

Funded by The Jean Hailes Foundation

Partner organisations: The Jean Hailes Foundation

Learning Clubs to improve women’s health & infant’s health and development in Vietnam: A cluster randomised controlled trial to inform transition to scale

Fisher J, Luchters S, Tran TD, Le M, Nguyen T, Tran T, Tran H, Biggs B, Hanieh S, Nguyen V

Funded by Grand Challenges Canada

Partner organisations: Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD)-Vietnam, University of Melbourne, Burnet Institute, UNICEF

Translation, cultural verification and formal validation of the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale – Revised (CESD-R) for young people in Indonesia

Fisher J, Tran TD, Le M, Azzopardi P, Kaligis F, Wiguna T

Funded by The Australian-Indonesia Centre

Partner organisations: The Australian-Indonesia Centre, Burnet Institute, Universitas Indonesia

Provision of a perinatal depression online support tool

Milgrom J, Smith T, Fisher J, Rowe H, Michelmore J, Kavanagh D

Funded by Australian Government Department of Health

Partner organisations: Parent-Infant Research Institute, Queensland University of Technology, Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia (PANDA), The Jean Hailes Foundation

Family planning activity: Your Fertility

Hammarberg K, Johnson L, Fisher J,  McLachlan R

Funded by Australian Government Department of Health

Partner organisations: VARTA, Andrology Australia

What to expect: preconception planning and pregnancy care information for women with cystic fibrosis

Holton S, Wilson J, Button B, Fisher J

Funded by Monash University

Partner organisation: Alfred Health

Safe Families Multi-Component Qualitative Research Study – Solomon Islands

Trembath A, Greenwood K, Fulu E, Fisher J, Lees S, Dicker K, Puiahi D, Honda T, Tran T

Funded by World Bank - Sexual Violence Research Initiative

Partner organisations: Oxfam Australia

Mobile health solutions to help community providers promote maternal and infant nutrition and health – A community-based cluster randomized controlled trial in rural India

Dibley M, Patel A, Muthayya S, Kelly P, Alam A, Laba T, Fisher J. M-Sakhi

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Disaster and Gender: Women’s health and empowerment in the community for building resilience

Ishiguro A (Jane Fisher is the Mentor)

Funded by Endeavour Foundation

Learning clubs to improve women’s health and infant’s health and development in Vietnam: a cluster randomised controlled trial of a low-cost, evidence-informed, structured psycho-educational program

Fisher J, Biggs B, Tran T, Luchters S, Tran TD, Hipgrave D, Tran H, Simpson J, Hanieh S, Nguyen T

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD)-Vietnam, University of Melbourne, Burnet Institute, UNICEF

Defining the impact of universal iron interventions in young children: a randomized controlled trial in rural Bangladesh

Biggs B, Dibley M, Pasricha S, Arifeen S, Spelman T, Hamadani J, Grantham-Mcgregor S, Fisher J

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Burnet Institute, University College London (UCL)

Improving child health and development in resource-constrained settings: A multi-component study to inform policy and more effective interventions

Tran TD (Fisher J is the Mentor)

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Health Implications for Young Adults Conceived Following Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Halliday J, Lewis S, Kennedy J, Burgner D, McLachlan R, Ranganathan S, Hammarberg K, Saffery R, Amor D, Cheung C, Doyle L, Juonala M, Donath S, McBain J

Funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Partner organisations: Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

MAMA study: The effect of partner-delivered massage on maternal mental health during pregnancy: a pilot study

Hall H, Lauche R, Carr B, Monk N, Holton S, Weller C

Funded by Monash University and the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Partner organisations: University of Technology Sydney, Peninsula Health, Indiana University USA

Experiences of heart and lung transplantation in Australia: Creating a pre- and post-transplant resource

Kirkman M, Stubber C

Funded by the Grenet Foundation

Perinatal Mental Health of Women in India: Gaps and Challenges

Harish Kalra (PhD candidate), Fisher J, Tran T (Supervisors)

Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health Problems among Adolescents in Vietnam

Quynh-Anh Nguyen (PhD candidate), Fisher J, Tran T (Supervisors)

Establishing menopause-specific health literacy and health care needs of immigrant women to inform health care systems

Karin Stanzel (PhD candidate), Fisher J, Hammarberg K (Supervisors)