Obesity Policy Coalition
Jane Martin, BA (Hons), MPH, is an Honorary Fellow at Melbourne University and a Senior Fellow at Deakin University.
She leads the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and GLOBE Obesity at Deakin University – a WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity. Jane advocates for policy and regulatory reform to prevent overweight and obesity, with a focus on food marketing, labelling, and tax and pricing measures.
Jane has worked extensively in public health advocacy for over twenty-five years, firstly in tobacco control, followed by obesity prevention and alcohol policy. Her interests lie in advocacy, research and partnerships to support policy reform. She collaborates on research grants, authors academic papers, lectures and is active in the media.
Jane is an advisor to governments including sitting on the Front of Pack Labelling Project Committee which developed the Health Star Rating system. She is Vice President of the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society and a board member of Family Planning Victoria.