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Rae Noble-Adams

Research Nurse

BSc (Hons)(Cancer Nursing, Manchester), PhD Nursing (Wgtn)


Rae has 30 years nursing experience working in hospitals in the UK, Israel and NZ (University of Otago and Cancer Society of NZ).

Special Interests

  • Patient-centred care
  • Care in the community
  • Cancer and palliative care
  • Nursing/multi-disciplinary education and research


  • Expert reviewer for Int. Journal of Palliative Nursing and Nursing Praxis in New Zealand
  • Annual Invited Lecturer, Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care, Whitireia Polytechnic/Hospice NZ, Christchurch, and University of Canterbury
  • Multiple lectures to staff at Christchurch Public Hospital and large private companies on health and cancer prevention


  • Participation with data discovery and entry for an International study on T4 Rectal Carcinomas (Dept. Surgery, University of Otago, Christchurch)
  • A study looking at the implementation of a community cancer nurse in the Christchurch region funded by the Ministry of Health
  • A three part study assessing the effectiveness of the Cancer-Connect Service of the Cancer Society of NZ. Funded by the Cancer Society of NZ
  • PhD on ‘Being and Becoming an Exemplary Nurse’
  • Development of an assessment tool to assess radiation induced skin reactions (RISRAS)

Current Project