Dr Jane Hanley is a health visitor and mental health nurse with 30 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, health visiting and as an academic at Swansea University.
She is a health visitor and recent past president of the International Marcé Society, the international group of academics with a specific research interest in perinatal depression. This is an extraordinary achievement for a UK health visitor, all of which underpins her commitment to the importance of top quality, solid evidence and research-based training.
Since the early nineties Jane has been dedicated to raising public awareness of perinatal mental health. Her doctorate examined cultural nuances in perinatal depression and remains an on-going research interest. More recently she has been interested in how perinatal depression affects fathers, and is the producer of the PND DVD ‘Babies Aloud’ which is specifically designed for fathers. Jane is also the author of ‘Perinatal Mental Health’ a reference book for professionals edited by Wiley-Blackwell and recently re-launched the Marcé Distance Learning Pack. She is regularly invited to provide training and to speak at international conferences on aspects of perinatal depression.
Jane has joined forces with the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) on the production of a range of perinatal mental health learning resources, including e-learning modules and the Perinatal Mental Health Health Visitor Champions training pack.