Seeking participants for a research study about UV SPOTS for sunscreen use

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People researcher Dr Elke Hacker is conducting a project on UV devices and their effectiveness on sun protective behaviour. These include UV SPOTS and personalised wearable weather stations. 

What’s involved?

Dr Hacker is looking for males and females between the ages of 18 and 30 to record their sun exposure in a Smartphone app for 7 days, test the UV SPOTS in addition to a wearable weather station, and complete two 30 minute focus groups at QUT Kelvin Grove before and after using the devices. Participants will also be asked to complete two online surveys. Participants must own an iPhone or android smartphone to access the apps. Participation will be during October/November 2016.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1400000302).

What are the benefits for me?

Participants will be reimbursed with a $50 Coles/Myer gift card for participating in all study activities. 

How do I participate?

Should you wish to participate or have any questions, please contact Dr Hacker via email:

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in participating.

*Update February 2017 – This study has now closed*