My research focus is developing wearable nano-technology to help lower our nation’s risk of melanoma. Growing up in Europe with dark olive skin, I was constantly in the sun, however I didn’t truly realise the power of UV rays until I moved to Australia in 2012 and found my skin was constantly sun burnt. Now I am working to develop low-cost, wearable technology such as a smart watch to enable Australians to easily monitor UV light exposure and prevent potentially fatal melanomas.
Australia has one of the highest UV ratings in the world with Melanoma accounting for more than 1,500 deaths and 12,500 cases per year. My research is at the forefront of using wearable nanosensors for melanoma prevention globally, leading the way for other countries which have not begun research in this area to develop innovative and vital solutions to skin protection from UV light.
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