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Adele Green

Professor | Senior Scientist

Cancer and Population Studies

+61 7 3362 0234

adele.green@qimrberghofer.edu.au

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

2000-current: Senior Scientist, Cancer and Populations Studies, QIMR Berghofer

 

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

2014: Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, University of Manchester

2012: Senior Scientist, QIMR Berghofer

2010: Acting Director, QIMR Berghofer

2009: Professor, Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester

2005: Adjunct Professor, Griffith University

2002: Professor, University of Queensland and Professor, Queensland University of Technology

2000-2011: Deputy Director, Queensland Institute of Medical Research

 

ORCID NUMBER

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2753-4841

 

RESEARCHER ID

P-2736-2014

 

CURRENT AREA OF RESEARCH

Skin cancer and melanoma causation (ultraviolet radiation carcinogenesis), prevention, management and prognosis in the community at large and in the subgroup who have organ transplants and are susceptible to skin cancers.

 

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

  • prevention of skin cancer including melanoma by regular use of sunscreen in adults
  • prevention of skin aging by regular use of sunscreen in adults
  • possible protective effect of aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin
  • high (96 %) survival rates of melanoma patients in the Queensland population 20 years after diagnosis
  • high tendency of people with history of skin cancer who have been affected with multiple incident skin cancers to develop a particular subtype exclusively (BCC or SCC)
  • decreasing melanoma incidence trends in adolescents and young adults in Queensland, Australia since mid-1990s
  • high frequency of sunburn still seen in Queensland adults, especially young males

 

AWARDS RECOGNITION

2020

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Science

2015

  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

2014

  • ‘Queensland Great’ Award

2013

  • Ralph Doherty QIMR Berghofer Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Medical Research ‘Queensland Great’ Award
  • Queensland Australian of the Year
  • Jack Elkington Oration, Public Health Association of Australia, Queensland
  • University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumnus Excellence Award
  • Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence – winner of Innovation Category and Overall Winner
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association Life Membership Award

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • MB, BS (Honours I), University of Queensland
  • PhD Epidemiology, University of Queensland
  • MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Fellow, Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences