Celebrating Professor Adele Green AC

On Tuesday 16 November, a special celebration was held to celebrate the illustrious career of QIMR Berghofer scientist and world renowned epidemiologist, Professor Adele Green AC.

Throughout her career, Professor Green has been acknowledged for her medical research that has made significant advances in the field of the epidemiology of skin cancer and ovarian cancer, her services to public health and for her leadership in the wider scientific community.

Professor Green’s landmark research included a five-year randomised controlled trial of regular sunscreen use carried out in the 1990s in the community of Nambour near the Sunshine Coast. Its findings have provided the scientific basis for clinical and public health advice around the world about the role of sunscreen application in skin cancer

Professor Green has trained and mentored a generation of epidemiologists and clinician scientists, including QIMR Berghofer Professors David Whiteman, Penny Webb and Rachel Neale, who delivered tributes at the celebration.

In 2004, Professor Green was named in the Australian Honours List as a Companion of the Order of Australia; in 2013, she was named Queensland Australian of the Year; in 2014, she was named a Queensland Great; and she is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and of the Australian Academy of Science.

Professor Green served as Deputy Director (2000-2011), Acting Director (2010) and has been Head of the Epidemiology and Population Health Unit since 1996. She is currently an Honorary Senior Scientist at the Institute.


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