Executive Director and Head of External Relations
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
Janet Michelmore is a founder and Executive Director and Head of External Relations for Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. Janet is the daughter of the late Dr Jean Hailes. She graduated from Monash University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and Diploma of Education.
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a not-for-profit organisation providing important services for women from adolescence to midlife and beyond. The organisation develops and manages an extensive range of programs both nationally and internationally with the chief focus being on keeping women well and helping them to manage their own health needs.
An important feature of Janet’s work at Jean Hailes has been the establishment of a translation model that addresses gaps in knowledge then converts research evidence and clinical care into information streams that meet the needs of women and health professionals. Over its 24-year history, Janet has ensured that the activities and emphasis of Jean Hailes have evolved to meet the changing health needs of women in Australia.
Janet has strong connections within government, across leading health organisations, consumer advocacy groups, research bodies and the philanthropic trust sector. She has been invited to be part of national and State advisory bodies.
In 2001 her contribution to the women of Australia was recognised in the Australia Day Honours when she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her services to women’s health. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for her outstanding contribution to women’s health and wellbeing and in 2013 she was inducted on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. In 2015 Janet was made a Fellow of Monash University.