Selected publications involving UV dosimetry in UV exposure studies, vitamin D synthesis, and primary skin cancer prevention........

Highlighted Papers

  • McKenzie R., Liley B., Johnston P., Scragg R., Stewart A., Reeder AI. and Allen MW. (2013) Small doses from artificial UV sources elucidate the photo-production of vitamin D. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 12(9): 1726-1737 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c3pp50041a.)

  • Scragg R.K.R, Stewart A.W., McKenzie R.L., Reeder A.I, Liley J.B., and Allen M.W. (2017) Sun exposure and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels in a community sample: quantifying the association with electronic dosimeters,” Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 27, 471-477 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jes.2016.51).

Selection of other Journal Articles

  • Altieri L., Miller KA., Huh J., Peng DH., Unger JB., Richardson JL., Allen MW. and Cockburn M. (2018) Prevalence of sun protection behaviors in Hispanic youth residing in a high ultraviolet light environment. Pediatric Dermatology 35(1): e52-e54 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pde.13299).

  • Smit AK., Newson AJ., Morton RL., Kimlin M., Keogh L., Law MH., Kirk J., Dobbinson S., Kanetsky PA., Fenton G., Allen MW., Butow P., Dunlop K., Trevena L., Lo S., Savard J., Dawkins H., Wordsworth S., Jenkins M., Mann GJ., and Cust AE. (2018) The melanoma genomics managing your risk study: A protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of personal genomic risk information on skin cancer prevention behaviors. Contemporary Clinical Trials 70: 106-116 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cct.2018.05.014).

  • Hacker E., Horsham C., Allen M., Nathan A., Lowe J. and Janda M. (2018) Capturing Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Physical Activity: Feasibility Study and Comparison Between Self-Reports, Mobile Apps, Dosimeters, and Accelerometers. JMIR Research Protocols 7(4) e102 (http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.9695).

  • Blesić SM., Stratimirović DI., Ajtić JV., Wright CY. and Allen MW. (2016) Novel approach to analysing large data sets of personal sun exposure measurements. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 26(6): 613-620 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/jes.2016.43).

  • Køster B., Søndergaard J., Nielsen JB., Allen M., Bjerregaard M., Olsen A. and Bentzen J. (2016) Effects of smartphone diaries and personal dosimeters on behavior in a randomized study of methods to document sunlight exposure. Preventive Medicine Reports 3: 367-372 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.04.002).

  • Miller KA., Huh J., Unger JB., Richardson JL., Allen MW., Peng DH. and Cockburn MG. (2015) Patterns of sun protective behaviors among Hispanic children in a skin cancer prevention intervention. Preventive Medicine 81: 303-308  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.027).

  • Nurse V., Wright CY., Allen MW. and McKenzie RL. (2015) Solar Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure of South African Marathon Runners During Competition Marathon Runs and Training Sessions: A Feasibility Study. Photochemistry And Photobiology 91(4): 971-979. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/php.12461)

  • Køster B., Søndergaard J., Nielsen JB., Allen M., Bjerregaard M., Olsen A. and Bentzen J. (2015) Feasibility of smartphone diaries and personal dosimeters to quantitatively study exposure to ultraviolet radiation in a small national sample. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine 31(5): 252-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phpp.12179

  • Cargill J., Lucas RM., Gies P., King K., Swaminathan A., Allen MW. and Banks E. (2013) Validation of brief questionnaire measures of sun exposure and skin pigmentation against detailed and objective measures including vitamin D status. Photochemistry and Photobiology 89(1): 219-226 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2012.01221.x).

  • Seckmeyer G., Klingebiel M., Riechelmann S., Lohse I., McKenzie RL., Liley JB., Allen MW., Siani AM. and Casale GR. (2012) A critical assessment of two types of personal UV dosimeters. Photochemistry and Photobiology 88(1): 215-222 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.2011.01018.x).

  • Allen MW. and McKenzie R. (2005) Enhanced UV exposure on a ski-field compared with exposures at sea level. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 4((5)): 429-437  (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b418942f). 

For further information about using our UV dosimeters in your research and/or skin cancer prevention interventions....................

Dr Martin Allen

B.Sc. (Bristol), M.Sc. (Oxford), Dip.Teach , PhD (Canterbury).

Rutherford Discovery Fellow.

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

University of Canterbury.