skin cancer

Help us to determine safe sun exposure levels

We are seeking participants to help us determine safe sun exposure levels. Participants will be asked to visit the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation to have different low doses of UV radiation on their back and skin biopsies 24 hours after exposure. Participants are reimbursed $100 cash. Click HERE to view the participant…

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Could smart wearables prevent dangerous sunburn?

Getting sunburnt could be another rebellious rite of passage for young people, says QUT public health researcher Dr Elke Hacker who is testing new UV detection wearables to try to make sun safety part of daily routine. “Throwing off the ‘rashie’ Mum’s made you wear or not putting on a hat after years of ‘no hat, no play,’ are like other…

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Sun Protection and the Ugly Xmas Rashie

We’ve teamed up with wearable UV indicator sticker company Suncayr and the Ugly Xmas Rashie to look at people’s sun protection habits. People who buy an Ugly Xmas Rashie will receive a sample pack of Suncayr SPOTMYUV™ UV indicating spots that mimic skin to tell you when to reapply sunscreen. Participants are asked to complete an online…

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New technologies keeping people sun safe

Dr Elke Hacker was featured in a segment on the children’s science show Scope on channel 11. On Scope scientists and researchers present stories about their research and latest discoveries. Elke talked about the latest technology and innovation helping to keep people sun safe. Devices range from wearables, to apps and UVR detecting…

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