Key Visual
Portrait Image Size 150px x 150px

Rachel Neale
SEG Member - PG Chronic UV Exposure

Rachel Neale is a principal research fellow at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, Australia. She holds adjunct professorial appointments at the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology. She obtained a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland. Following a short period in clinical practice she undertook a PhD, embedded in a clinical trial of sunscreen for the prevention of skin cancer. Professor Neale undertook a National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC)-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford, and then returned to QIMR Berghofer to establish her own research group. Her research focuses on understanding the health effects of vitamin D and balancing the risks and benefits of sun exposure. She led the world’s second-largest trial of high-dose vitamin D, the D-Health Trial, which aimed to understand the health effects of supplementing the general population with vitamin D. She is on the executive committee of the Australian Skin and Skin Cancer Centre, co-chairs the Queensland Skin Cancer Prevention Collaborative, and leads the health working group of the United Nations Environment Program Environmental Effects Assessment Panel. She was appointed a member of the ICNIRP Scientific Expert Group in November 2021.

Contact Rachel Neale

Declaration of Personal Interest