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Janet Hailes Michelmore AO

Executive Director & Head of External Relations
Janet Hailes Michelmore AO, BA, Dip Ed

The daughter of the late Jean Hailes and a passionate advocate of women’s health, Janet has held a number of positions within Jean Hailes for Women’s Health and on committees and working parties such as the Victorian Government Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women's Health (1997 to 2003). 

Director of Research, Jean Hailes Professor of Women's Health at Monash University

Professor Jane Fisher BSc (Hons), PhD, MAPS

Professor Jane Fisher is an academic Clinical Psychologist with longstanding interests in the links between women’s reproductive health and mental health from adolescence to mid-life, in particular related to fertility, conception, pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. She has completed major epidemiological studies in clinical and community settings in Australia and Vietnam and nationally-funded intervention trials, and has supervised more than 30 research higher degree and postgraduate coursework projects to completion. She is an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organization and the United Nations Population Fund.

Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM

Acting Medical Director
Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM, MBBS, Hon LLD, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM is a gynaecologist and a founding member of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, where she is now a Director and a Consultant at the Jean Hailes Medical Centre and Education Unit. She also heads the Menopause Unit at Monash Medical Centre and is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University.

In January 2009, Dr Farrell was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to women’s health, and in 2006 she received an inaugural Health Media Award. Dr Farrell was the president of the Australasian Menopause Society and the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation from 2008 to 2010, and chaired the organising committees for the 2010 Fourth Scientific Meeting of the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation and the 14th Australasian Menopause Society Congress. 

In May 2013 Dr Farrell was presented with the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at Monash University.

Dr Mandy Deeks

Head of Translation, Education and Communication
Dr Mandy Deeks BEd, ATCL, Grad Dip Psych, PhD, MAPS, GAICD

Mandy is a passionate psychologist with an extensive background in translation, education, research and clinical care in women’s health. A widely published author and media commentator, Mandy is the Head of Translation, Education and Communication at Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. She is Deputy Chair of both The Royal Women’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee and Melbourne IVF Human Research Ethics Committee. Mandy is a recent graduate of The Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Director of Family Planning, Victoria.


Content updated 3 March 2014

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