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Our experts at Jean Hailes have nationally and internationally recognised experience in women's mental and physical health. Research programs include: Menopause, Reproductive Health, Women's Mental Health, Healthy Lifestyles, Indigenous Women's Health, Diabetes and Clinical Research.

Experts at Jean Hailes

Jane_Fisher Professor Jane Fisher
Elizabeth_Farrell Dr Elizabeth Farrell
Henry_Burger Professor Henry Burger
Dr Sonia Davison Dr Sonia Davison

Professor Jane Fisher

Jane_FisherDirector of Research, Jean Hailes
Head of Women's Mental Health, Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Professor Jane Fisher, BSc (Hons), PhD, MAPS, is an academic and clinical psychologist with a longstanding interest 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 carried out major epidemiological studies in clinical and community settings in Australia and Vietnam, and a number of nationally funded intervention trials. Prof. Fisher is also an expert technical advisor to international agencies including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund.


  • Women’s mental health
  • Fertility
  • Conception
  • Pregnancy
  • Postpartum period

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Professor Henry Burger AO

Henry_BurgerEndocrinologist, Jean Hailes
Emeritus Director, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research

Professor Henry Burger AO, FAA, MD, BS, FRCP, FRCOG, FRACP, FCP (SA), FRANZCOG is a practicing clinical endocrinologist with a particular interest in basic and clinical research and practice in reproductive endocrinology. His interests include the physiology of menopause and management of the menopause transition, anovulatory infertility, hirsutism and female sexual dysfunction. Prof. Burger has published over 575 academic papers, edited numerous books and been an invited speaker at over 180 national and international conferences.


  • Menopause
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
  • Androgen Therapy (Testosterone)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM

Elizabeth_FarrellActing Medical Director, Jean Hailes
Head of Menopause Unit, Monash Medical Centre
Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University

Dr Elizabeth Farrell AM, MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG, a consultant gynaecologist, was one of the driving forces that established the Jean Hailes Foundation. Dr Farrell is recognised worldwide for her expertise in menopause management. In 2006 she received an Inaugural Health Media Award, in 2009 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her services to women’s health, and from 2008 to 2010 Dr Farrell was the president of both the Australasian Menopause Society and the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation.


  • Gynaecology
  • Menopause
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

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Dr Sonia Davison

Dr Sonia DavisonEndocrinologist, Jean Hailes
Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program
Changes Editor, Australasian Menopause Society

Dr Sonia Davison MBBS, FRACP, PhD is an endocrinologist in private practice at Jean Hailes, with interests in gynaecological and general endocrinology. She is also a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Women’s Health Research Program, Monash University, where she is undertaking a study of the effects of testosterone on cognition. Her PhD examined androgen physiology in over 1,400 women.


  • Gynaecological endocrinology
  • General endocrinology
  • Bone health

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