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

  • Melanoma prevention and early detection
    My research aims to improve the prevention and early detection of melanoma
  • Quality of Life research
    My quality of life research focuses on interventions that can help people with cancer to improve their wellbeing
  • Mobile and digital technology
    I am interested to learn how people use mobile and digital technology to improve their health behaviours

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

  • Gynaecological cancers affect many women in Australia. Our team works on better and kinder treatments, as well as supportive care interventions. Come and work with us to make women's health care experience an even better one.

  • Come and work with us on many exciting projects within the Centre of Research excellence. Whether you are a health professional, data manager, 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 fact, many women, especially in developing countries still die from this disease. Come and work with our team to make cervical cancer history.

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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.

  • Gynaecological cancers affect many women in Australia. Our team works on better and kinder treatments, as well as supportive care interventions. Come and work with us to make women's health care experience an even better one.

  • Come and work with us on many exciting projects within the Centre of Research excellence. Whether you are a health professional, data manager, 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 fact, many women, especially in developing countries still die from this disease. Come and work with our team to make cervical cancer history.

  • Digital and mobile technology can assit people to improve their health outcomes. Are you interested to investigate why people use mobile devices to imporve their health, how they use them and how they need to be designed and co-designed with the endusers so that maximal behavioural impact is achieved?