Adele Green

Adele Green

Adele Green

Birth : Adele Chandler Green (1952-09-20)20 September 1952(age 68) Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Name Adele Green
Birth (1952-09-20)20 September 1952(age 68) Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Birth Place (age 68) Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Fields Epidemiology
Institution QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute)
Famous Research Research into melanoma

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Adele Chandler Green (born 20 September 1952) is an Australian epidemiological senior scientist at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Brisbane and is the institute's Head of Cancer and Population Studies Group.


She is best known for her contributions to the area of melanoma prevention, for which in 2013 she received the Queensland Australian of the Year Award and The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Award.


Green was educated at the University of Queensland medical school in the 1970s.


She received 1st class honours in Medicine and worked as a clinician for several years before receiving her PhD in epidemiology in 1984 from the University of Queensland.


In 1986, Green began her 20-year landmark study in the rural Queensland town of Nambour of sunscreen usage, where half of 1621 participants applied sunscreen daily and the rest maintained previous sporadic sunscreen application habits.


Studies of these cancers occurred in 2008 in the research project 'Towards Cancer Control — population and molecular strategies'.


Green joined QIMR's Epidemiology and Population Health Unit in 1996 and was appointed a Senior Principal Research Fellow.


She was the visiting medical research officer at the Wellcome Trust in London in 1997.


From 2000 - 2011 Green acted as the deputy director to QIMR.


During this time period she simultaneously operated in a variety of roles: in 2000 as the Head of Cancer and Population Studies Group in QIMR, in 2002 as a professor at both the University of Queensland and the Queensland University of Technology.


In 2005 she was appointed as an adjunct professor at Griffith University and in 2009 as a professor at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair, as well as at the University of Manchester.


In 2010 she was appointed as the acting director of QIMR.


In 2014 she served as a senior research scientist at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at the University of Manchester.


She is currently a senior scientist at QIMR, a position she has held since 2012.Green has served on many Australian research bodies, such as the Australian Cancer Research Foundation's Medical Research Advisory Committee, the National Public Health Partnership, and the National Health and Medical Research Council and was Chair of the NHMRC's Health Advisory Committee (2000-2005).


These have included: Chair of the Working Group on Artificial UV and Skin Cancer in 2005, member of the Working Group on Code of Good Practice for IARC Researchers (2006-2008), and member of the Working Party for the Monograph on Radiation and Cancer in 2009.


Named in the Australian Honours List as a Companion of the Order of Australia 2013:


  • 2004: Named in the Australian Honours List as a Companion of the Order of Australia
  • 2013: Overall Winner of Australian Financial Review and Westpac Women of Influence Awards
  • 2013: Queensland's Australian of the Year
  • 2013: Australasian Epidemiological Association Life Membership Award
  • 2013: The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor's Alumnus Excellence Award
  • 2013: Jack Elkington Oration, Public Health Association of Australia, Queensland
  • 2013: Ralph Doherty QIMR Berghofer Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Medical Research ‘Queensland Great’ Award
  • 2014: 'Queensland Great' Award
  • 2015: Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • 2020: Fellow, Australian Academy of Science