Jane Yelland was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and moved to Melbourne to undertake further studies. She is a registered nurse and completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (Community Health) in 1985. Jane worked for several years on the conduct and initial implementation of the Victorian Review of Birthing Services and now works at the Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, Monash University. Her research interests are in women's health with a particular emphasis on the impact that social and cultural factors have on childbearing and infant care practices. Jane is married and has two young daughters.
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