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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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The latest technologies in digital health

Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent but also most preventable cancers. Studies assessing skin cancer prevention programs rely heavily on assessing sun exposure behaviours. Traditionally studies collect participant’s self-reported data in a paper-based sun diary format. To improve retention rates and decrease the burden to research…

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Seeking volunteers to use a sun protection app

Many Australians still get sunburnt on a regular basis, despite having good knowledge and sun-protective intentions. QUT researchers want to assess the impact, if any, apps designed to decrease sunburn may have on peoples’ sun exposure behaviours. You can participate in this research if you are over 18 years old, are regularly outdoors,…

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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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