Professor Monika Janda is a Principal Research Fellow, and leads the Health Determinants and Health Systems Theme at The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research is funded through an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Level II. She is a health psychologist with a research background in cancer prevention and quality of life research. She was a research fellow for the Melanoma Screening trial with the Cancer Council Queensland before joining QUT in 2006. Professor Janda has two main research interests i) prevention and early detection of cancer (in particular melanoma); and ii) improving clinical and supportive care for cancer patients (in particular gynaecological cancers). During the past 5 years, she has a strong research focus on improving the early detection of melanoma using telehealth methods such as mobile teledermoscopy and enhanced skin self-examination.

Professor Janda has published over 110 refereed journal articles and several book chapters. Her publications can be found here.

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