j.perz -at- uws.edu.au
Janette is a Co-Leader of the Centre’s research team for Reproductive Mental Health.
She is an established researcher with a commitment to the application of psychology through multi-disciplinary collaborations and approaches. Her research focuses on the field of women’s health, in the areas of reproductive and mental health, and the field of primary care and early intervention. She has initiated, resourced, conducted and supervised research in key areas of women’s health psychology and primary care practice.
Janette is an executive board member of several Australian national and state level community mental health associations and has worked with community and health groups on research and program evaluation steering and reference committees. Her research activities have been disseminated in refereed academic journals, book chapters and presented at international conferences across the fields of Psychology, Social Science and Behavioural Medicine.
She is an experienced academic mentor having supervised graduate PhD, Honours, and professional Masters candidates with projects in health psychology, sexuality and mental health. Janette is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, Australia and the Deputy-Leader of the research group Gender, Culture & Health Research: PsyHealth within that institution.