Formative and intervention research on the UV Alert and other educational strategies

Lead researcher

Jen Makin, Helen Dixon, Suzanne Dobbinson, Kimberley Hearne

Years funded
2005 - present

The SunSmart UV Alert has been adopted throughout Australia as a key educational tool in promoting sun protection behaviour. This research program seeks to investigate levels of awareness, understanding and use of the UV Alert, tests the effectiveness of the Alert when used as a behavioural prompt in a randomized controlled trial; tests more general skin cancer prevention messages via text messaging ; and tests alternative presentations of the Alert. 

Funding Body

SunSmart, National Skin Cancer Committee, Telematics Trust, VicHealth