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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Graduate Diploma of Further Education and Training, Bachelor of Applied Science

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2018 Research/Academic Alumnus of the Year

Professor Michael Kimlin has made many extraordinary contributions to cancer research throughout his career as a world renowned radiation epidemiologist, specialising in ultraviolet radiation and human health outcomes. 

Michael completed his Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Biological and Physical Sciences in 1996, Graduate Diploma of Further Education and Training in 1999 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2001 through USQ.

“The reasons why I chose USQ were access to facilities and local reach, and once I got to USQ I realised that we had world-class researchers and lecturers in the area,” he said. 

“The reason I kept studying at USQ in post graduate programs were those same factors, the fact that we had great outreach within the community and great lecturers that provided a stimulus for me to get where I am today.”

He is currently the Foundation Professorial Chair in the Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast and Professorial Chair at Cancer Council Queensland. 

In 2004, he established the AusSun Research Laboratory at QUT which has received global recognition. 

In addition, Michael has more than 175 publications, has received over $19 million in grants to fund numerous agencies worldwide and has received invitations to be a keynote speaker at many national and international events. 

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