A/PROF Jane Freemantle

A/PROF Jane Freemantle


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Paediatrics



  • I am a PhD graduate from the University of Western Australia (2003) and a Master of Public Health graduate from the University of Adelaide (1998), both members of the GO8. I entered the academic sphere in 1996, following five years as a research officer in the disciplines of obstetrics, infectious diseases and medical genetics. My achievements both academic and in the translation of my research output have been significant (especially when considered relative to opportunity), and are outlined below. I currently hold the position of Principal Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne. I am an Australian Research Council Fellow. I also hold an adjunct position as Associate Professor, School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Senor Clinical Fellow Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University and am an Honorary Fellow of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health, University of Western Australia.   


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Education and training

  • PHD, The University of Western Australia 2002
  • MPH, Adelaide University 1998

Awards and honors

  • Fellow, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, 2010
  • The Norman Curry Award – Teaching and learning award, University of Melbourne, 2010
  • The MDHS Excellence Award for Equity and Staff Development, University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Healthway Award for Excellence in Health Promotion, Healthway, 2008
  • WA Government Award for excellence in research - ‘Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Aboriginal Communities’, Healthy Communities, 2007
  • Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia, 2007
  • QANTAS New Investigator Award - for scientific excellence for an outstanding early career researcher, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, 2005



Available for supervision

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