Professor Monika Janda

Professor in Behavioural Science

Centre for Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Professor Monika Janda is a Professor in Behavioural Science, Centre for Health Services Research, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, and a NHMRC Translational Research Fellow (2018-19).She is a health psychologist with a research background in cancer prevention and quality of life research, with strong clinical collaborations. Her work is foussed on applied research problems, making a difference to cancer prevention, early detection and treatment outcomes.

Previousely she led the Health Determinants and Health Systems Theme at The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI), Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Her research was funded through an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship Level II (2013-2017), Career development fellowship I (2009-12) and early career fellowship (2004-8). She was a research fellow for the Melanoma Screening trial with the Cancer Council Queensland before joining QUT in 2006.

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life research
    My quality of life research focuses on interventions that can help people with cancer to improve their well being
  • Melanoma prevention and early detection
    My research studies ways to improve the prevention and early detection of melanoma

Research Impacts

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), as well as health services delivery and outcomes. 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. In her cancer work she contributed essentially to the LACE trial which will change the current standard treatment for early stage endometrial cancer worldwide. She has supervised 19 postgraduate students to completion.

Qualifications

  • Dr. phil, University Vienna

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Come and work with us on many exciting projects within the Centre of Research excellence. Whether you are a health professional, aspiring data analyst, engineer or imaging analyst, social media specialist, or statistician we have data and projects that will excite you.

  • Did you know that cervical cancer is one of the most avoidable cancers in the world? Despite this many women, especially in developing countries still die from this disease. Come and work with our team to make cervical cancer history.

  • Gynaecological cancers affect many women in Australia. Our team works on better imporved treatments, and supportive care interventions. Come and work with us to make their experience an even better one.

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Publications

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Come and work with us on many exciting projects within the Centre of Research excellence. Whether you are a health professional, aspiring data analyst, engineer or imaging analyst, social media specialist, or statistician we have data and projects that will excite you.

  • Did you know that cervical cancer is one of the most avoidable cancers in the world? Despite this many women, especially in developing countries still die from this disease. Come and work with our team to make cervical cancer history.

  • Gynaecological cancers affect many women in Australia. Our team works on better imporved treatments, and supportive care interventions. Come and work with us to make their experience an even better one.