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Simone Harrison

Principal Research Fellow
Department of Health Sciences
James Cook University


Dr Simone Harrison am a field epidemiologist with 28 years experience in applied public health research. She have a particular interest in the epidemiology and prevention of skin cancer (particularly pigmented moles and melanoma) and finding "real-world" solutions to public health problems with a view to reducing morbidity and mortality in Queensland's high-risk population. She is the Director and Principal Research Fellow of JCU's Skin Cancer Research Unit (located Ground floor of the Townsville Hospital), and hold an Adjunct Associate Professor position in the University of Southern Queensland's Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

Research Interest

Relevance of childhood sun exposure in the aetiology of pigmented moles (the major phenotypic risk-factor for melanoma), and culminated in manuscripts that were pulished in The Lancet and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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