Dr Jane Fischer has held academic and government appointments in public health, primarily in alcohol & other drugs related positions, for over 15 years in Brisbane (Queensland) and Adelaide (South Australia).
Jane currently holds dual positions at Flinders University. Since 2012 she has held an appointment with the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA), College of Medicine and Public Health, as a Research Fellow. Since 2016 Jane has also held appointments with the College of Psychology, Education and Social Work in teaching/topic coordination and more recently as a Research Fellow
Prior to her Flinders University appointments, Jane was Program Manager, Centre of Alcohol and Drug Studies (CDAS), Queensland Health. At CDAS she was responsible for managing and conducting state-wide AOD-related translational research and evaluation projects influencing service and client health-care outcomes.
Earlier in her career Jane was a Research Officer at the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre (QADREC), The University of Queensland. At QADREC Jane was primarily responsible for coordinating and managing the Queensland component of the Illicit Drug Reporting System and the Ecstasy and Related Drugs System.
2015 Doctorate of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
2006 Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training, Brisbane, Queensland
1996 Master of Social Planning and Development, The University of Queensland
1992 Bachelor of Arts (Double Major: Cultural anthropology; Major: Government), The University of Queensland
Currently developing a track record in wider community engagement. For e.g. an invited member on the following (selected) committees:
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