Meet the team

Meet our team of SunSmart specialists dedicated to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer in Victoria.

Emma Glassenbury, Head of SunSmart

Emma leads the SunSmart program and is a member of the National Skin Cancer Committee. Overseeing the different program areas of SunSmart, Emma works to provide innovation in skin cancer prevention and early detection In Victoria. 

Prior to joining SunSmart, Emma applied her passion for improving health outcomes in other cancer prevention programs, including cancer screening and obesity prevention. As a qualified dietitian, Emma led a national health professional communications program and spent many years working with the community in clinical settings, before leading Cancer Council Victoria’s ‘Food Fight’  campaign to drive policy reform regarding unhealthy food and drink marketing towards children.  

Justine Osborne, Advocacy and Policy Manager

Justine Osborne

Justine has more than 18 years’ health promotion experience working across all aspects of the SunSmart program.

Justine is responsible for coordinating the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of policies to reduce UV exposure and create healthy environments for communities. This involves the promotion and advocacy of shade, contributing to parliamentary inquiries and federal advocacy work.

Justine has represented SunSmart as Chair of Cancer Council’s National Schools and on the Early Childhood Working Group as well as presenting at international and national conferences in skin cancer prevention.

Justine has also been instrumental in raising awareness of skin cancer prevention and early detection and has seen the impact of this with a decline in melanoma rates in Victorians under 40 – the SunSmart Generation.

Shannon Jones, Programs and Priority Populations Manager

Shannon Jones

With more than 15 years with SunSmart in various roles, Shannon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the program.

Shannon is responsible for the overall management of SunSmart programs including schools, early childhood, health workforce and workplace. Shannon works directly with health professionals to improve the early detection and prevention of skin cancer including leading the Dermoscopy for Victorian General Practice Program, which has seen more than 400 GPs upskill in skin cancer and provided with dermoscopy equipment.

Shannon studied a Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion) at Deakin University and has undertaken postgraduate studies of Masters in Public Health at Monash University.

Clover Maitland OAM, SunSmart Research and Evaluation Manager

Clover Maitland

Working for the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer (CBRC), Clover manages the evaluation of SunSmart mass media campaigns and targeted programs to inform how to best change sun protection behaviours to reduce skin cancer risk.

Clover is passionate about effecting change and cites collaborating with an international working group on the development of a new mobile health program for the World Health Organization as a career highlight. She holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion from Curtin University and a PhD from the School of Human Sciences at UWA in Perth.

Dr Stephanie Cowdery, SunSmart Research and Evaluation Officer

Stephanie

Stephanie is a recent Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine) graduate from the Institute for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT), Deakin University, School of Medicine where she was awarded the IMPACT postdoctoral research scholarship.

Stephanie has several years’ experience working in cancer services and oncology clinical trials through the Andrew Love Cancer Centre - Barwon Health, University Hospital Geelong, and the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre in partnership with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. She was also a Research Fellow at Deakin University’s Molecular Research Centre.

Stephanie is passionate about improving cancer outcomes, especially for regional Victorians

Nicky Muir, Schools and Early Childhood Lead

Nicky Muir

Nicky works with Victorian schools and early childhood services to ensure UV protection and education is part of life for all young Victorians aged 0 to 18 years of age. Nicky is passionate about ensuring Victorians are aware of the harms of UV radiation and how to protect themselves and those around them from UV damage and skin cancer.

Since joining SunSmart in 2018, Nicky has chaired the National Schools and Early Childhood Working Group and worked in other program areas of SunSmart. Nicky has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Science from RMIT and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion from Curtin University.

Caoimhe Geraghty, SunSmart Workplace Lead

Caoimhe Geraghty

Caoimhe’s role includes raising awareness about the dangers of UV exposure in the workplace, highlighting prevention strategies and the importance of early detection of skin cancer. She primarily focuses on outdoor workers who receive up to 10 times the UV exposure of indoor workers.

 

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