Dr Jane Fischer

Lecturer in Human Geography

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Science South (4.10)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Jane Fischer has held academic and government appointments in public health, primarily in alcohol & other drugs related positions, for over 20 years in Brisbane (Queensland) and Adelaide (South Australia).

She holds a PhD in public health, and has research interests focused upon reducing harm associated with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use; quality of life; and vulnerable populations, particularly women.


2015 Doctorate of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

  • Thesis: Beyond Pleasure: a study into the quality of life of drug users

2006 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Brisbane, Queensland

1996 Master of Social Planning and Development, The University of Queensland

  • Thesis: The Politicisation of Cannabis in Queensland

1992 Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: Cultural anthropology; Major: Government), The University of Queensland

Teaching interests
  • Social work undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in alcohol and other drug and quality of life.
  • Online learning
  • Workforce Development
Topic coordinator
SOAD3016 Understanding Addictions
SOAD8011 Understanding Addictions
Topic lecturer
SOAD3016 Understanding Addictions
SOAD8011 Understanding Addictions
Supervisory interests
Alcohol and other drugs
Quality of life
Vulnerable groups
Workforce development and workplace learning