Jane Martin (BA, MPH) is Executive Manager of Alcohol and Obesity Policy at Cancer Council Victoria, and leads the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC). The OPC is a partnership between Cancer Council Victoria, Diabetes Victoria, VicHealth and the Global Obesity Centre at Deakin University, a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention. The OPC advocates for evidence-based policy and regulatory change to address overweight, obesity and unhealthy diets in Australia.
Jane has worked extensively in public health advocacy for over twenty-five years, firstly in tobacco control and, since 2006, in obesity prevention and alcohol control. She is involved in a range of research collaborations, sits on committees including the Australian National Preventive Health Agency’s Expert Committee on Obesity and is active in the media. Jane's interests lie in public health advocacy, policy oriented research and using evidence informed arguments for policy reform.
Jane is also co-chair of the National Alliance for Action on Alcohol, Vice President of the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society, and recently completed two terms on the board of Family Planning Victoria.