Cool and Covered – designing out skin cancer in Australia

Cool and Covered

Cool & Covered Logo

Project dates: 01/09/2016 - 31/12/2025


Aaron Veryard captures the innovation awards for Queensland University of Technology

Cool and Covered is a world first research and practice collaboration to create better resolved approaches to sun protection with a focus on shade and apparel. It combines the disciplines of health and design to investigate how effective sun protection can be integrated where Queenslanders live, work, play and learn.

For more information, head to the website :

Funding / Grants

  • QUT Engagement Innovation Grant


Other Team Members

  • Dean Brough, Director of Studies, Creative Industries Faculty
  • Sarah Briant, Architecture Study Area Coordinator, Creative Industries Faculty
  • Apro Mark Ryan, Associate Professor, Creative Industries Faculty
  • Dr Nathan Downs, Senior Lecturer and Solar UV Radiation Modeller, SQ


Other Partners

World Health Organisation Collaborative