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Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, NHMRC Funded.

Our People

CRESH brings together a multidisciplinary and complementary team including clinicians, medical/health scientists, epidemiologists, behavioural researchers and psychologists, public health physicians, and health economists, with experience in qualitative and quantitative research, clinical trials and laboratory-based studies as well as translational studies and policy work.

Chief Investigators

Professor Michael Kimlin

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Director, Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health
Director, AusSun Research Lab, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Michael Kimlin has a distinguished career as a skin cancer and ultraviolet (UV) light and vitamin D expert.

Professor David Whiteman

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Senior Principal Research Fellow  
Head of the Cancer Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Professor David Whiteman’s work in understanding the causes of melanoma and NMSC is internationally recognised and be brings high level experience with health and research policy having served on the Council of NHMRC and the Research Advisory Committee of Cancer Australia.

Associate Professor Robyn Lucas

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College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, Australian National University

Associate Professor Robyn Lucas’ work on the Global Burden of Disease and in immune effects of UVR exposure is well-known. She currently coordinates The Ausimmune Study involving researchers from across Australia.

Mr Craig Sinclair

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Director, Cancer Prevention Centre, Cancer Council Victoria

Craig Sinclair is one of Australia’s leading experts on skin cancer prevention. He is also Director of the World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for UV Radiation, and Chair of the Public Health Committee, Cancer Council Australia.

Dr Rachel Neale

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Senior Research Fellow, Cancer Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Associate Professor Rachel Neale is an epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow from the Cancer and Population Studies Group of the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Her research focus is currently on understanding the causes of cancers of the pancreas and skin.

Professor Peter Ebeling

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Head of Endocrinology at Western Health and Chair of the North West Academic Centre, Western Section and Clinical Sciences and Health Practice Research Domain Coordinator, University of Melbourne

Professor Peter Ebeling’s work lies in understanding vitamin D’s role in chronic diseases such as osteoporosis and type II diabetes, and vitamin D interventions for such diseases.

Ms Philippa Youl

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Executive Manager Research, Viertel Centre for Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Council Queensland

Pip Youl has a background in clinical oncology and has worked in the cancer epidemiology field for the past 20 years. She is involved in the conception, design and analysis of a number of collaborative research projects.

Dr Louisa Gordon

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Health Economics Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Health Economics, School of Medicine, Griffith University

Dr Louisa Gordon’s recent work on skin cancer economics has been directly translated into Clinical Practice Guidelines and supported the recent work to develop solarium legislation in Australia.

Associate Professor Monika Janda

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Principal Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology

Associate Professor Monika Janda brings behavioural science and health psychologist expertise, specifically related to sun safety.

CRESH Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Dr Jiandong (Hansen) Sun

CRESH Doctoral Scholars

Lindsay Brandon

Lindsay Brandon

Karen Klassen

Karen Klassen

Mohammad Khalesi

Dr Mohammad Khalesi

Catherine Shore-Lorenti

Catherine Shore-Lorenti

Dr Padmini Subramaniam

Dr Padmini Subramaniam

Research Affiliates

Associate Professor Petra Buettner
James Cook University

Dr Keith Dear
Senior Fellow, Australian National University

Professor Lin Fritschi
University of Western Australia

Dr Peter Gies
Senior Research Scientist, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

Dr Elke Hacker
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Liz Isenring
Clinical Academic Fellow, University of Queensland

Dr Carolyn Lang
Senior Epidemiologist, Queensland Health

Professor John McGrath
Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

Dr Richard McKenzie
Principal Scientist, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research New Zealand

Professor Michael Moore
University of Queensland

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Research Fellow, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Terry Slevin
Director Education and Research, Cancer Council Western Australia

Dr Merve Wollweber
University of Hanover, Germany