Jane Martin is the Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, a partnership between the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), the Cancer Council of Victoria, Diabetes Victoria and VicHealth. All of us at GLOBE are delighted to congratulate Dr Jane Martin on being awarded of an honorary doctorate at Deakin University, in recognition of her significant and sustained contribution to public health and her evidence-based advocacy for policies to prevent obesity in Australia. Jane is an inspiring and tireless advocate and we are proud to call her a friend and colleague.
Jane has worked in tobacco control for 20 years, commencing with Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Australia, as well as the role of Policy Manager with Quit Victoria. Jane has extensive experience in public health advocacy and policy development, and in building the evidence to supporting legislative and policy reforms. She has published papers on tobacco and obesity policy reform issues and has presented at national and international public health conferences.