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Dr Bronwen McNoe

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine
QualificationsBHSc MPH PhD
Research summaryPublic health, primary prevention of skin cancer and health promotion
Memberships
  • Melnet Executive Committee
  • Advisory Group for Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand
  • Skin Cancer Primary Prevention and Early Detection Strategy
  • Public Health Association

Research

Dr Bronwen McNoe is a Senior Research Fellow and co-director of the Social and Behavioural Research Unit within the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine. Dr McNoe has been a public health researcher for over 30 years and completed her PhD in 2020 which was focused on the primary prevention of skin cancer in educational settings.

Her research has a strong focus on reducing population exposure to ultraviolet radiation (particularly for young people) and advocating for issues related to skin cancer control in Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a researcher funded by the Cancer Society Research Collaboration she provides expert support for Cancer Society health promoters working in SunSmart to ensure evidence based practice in their work. Dr McNoe also represents primary prevention on national committees in skin cancer control.

Publications

McNoe, B. M., Gage, R., & Signal, L. (2022). What can Aotearoa New Zealand learn from the Australian Sunsmart Story? A qualitative study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13243

McNoe, B. M., Marsh, L., Venter, N., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & McLean, R. M. (2022). National Sporting Organisation policies: A health promotion opportunity? Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.601

Lilley, R., Davie, G., McNoe, B., Horsburgh, S., Driscoll, T. R., & Cryer, C. (2022). Impact of legislative reform on worker fatalities in New Zealand workplaces: A 30-year retrospective population-level analysis. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-108054

Gordon, L. G., Leung, W., Johns, R., McNoe, B., Lindsay, D., Merollini, K. M. D., … Whiteman, D. C. (2022). Estimated healthcare costs of melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancers in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 19, 3178. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063178

McNoe, B. M. (2021). Prevention is better than a cure: We can do better in skin cancer control in New Zealand! New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 138-144. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Gordon, L. G., Leung, W., Johns, R., McNoe, B., Lindsay, D., Merollini, K. M. D., … Whiteman, D. C. (2022). Estimated healthcare costs of melanoma and keratinocyte skin cancers in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 19, 3178. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19063178

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Davie, G., McNoe, B., Horsburgh, S., Driscoll, T. R., & Cryer, C. (2022). Impact of legislative reform on worker fatalities in New Zealand workplaces: A 30-year retrospective population-level analysis. Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-108054

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Gage, R., & Signal, L. (2022). What can Aotearoa New Zealand learn from the Australian Sunsmart Story? A qualitative study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13243

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Marsh, L., Venter, N., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & McLean, R. M. (2022). National Sporting Organisation policies: A health promotion opportunity? Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.601

Journal - Research Article

Buxton, L. S., Reeder, A. I., Marsh, L., Iosua, E., & McNoe, B. M. (2021). Erythemal ultraviolet radiation exposure of high school rowers in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B, 222, 112254. doi: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2021.112254

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Gage, R., Leung, W., Gurtner, M., Reeder, A. I., McNoe, B. M., & Signal, L. (2021). Generating political priority for skin cancer primary prevention: A case study from Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.545

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Maclennan, B., Davie, G., McNoe, B. M., Horsburgh, S., & Driscoll, T. R. (2021). Decade of variable progress: Trends in fatal injury in workers in New Zealand from a national observational study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 78, 167-172. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2020-106812

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Lilley, R., Maclennan, B., McNoe, B. M., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., & Driscoll, T. (2021). Decade of fatal injuries in workers in New Zealand: Insights from a comprehensive national observational study. Injury Prevention, 27(2), 124-130. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043643

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., McNoe, B., Davie, G., de Graaf, B., & Driscoll, T. (2021). Work-related fatalities involving children in New Zealand, 1999-2014. Children, 8, 4. doi: 10.3390/children8010004

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Morgaine, K. C., & Reeder, A. I. (2021). Effectiveness of sun protection interventions delivered to adolescents in a secondary school setting: A systematic review. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2021, 6625761. doi: 10.1155/2021/6625761

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Reeder, A. I., Iosua, E. E., McNoe, B., & Petersen, A.-C. L. (2020). SunSmart accreditation and use of a professional policy drafting service: Both positively and independently associated with high sun protective hat scores derived from primary school policies. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2020, 9695080. doi: 10.1155/2020/9695080

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McNoe, B. M., & Reeder, A. I. (2019). Sun protection policies and practices in New Zealand primary schools. New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1497), 46-54. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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McNoe, B., Schollum, J. B. W., Derrett, S., Marshall, M. R., Henderson, A., Samaranayaka, A., & Walker, R. J. (2019). Recruitment and participant baseline characteristics in the dialysis outcomes in those aged 65 years or older study. BMC Nephrology, 20, 137. doi: 10.1186/s12882-019-1328-8

Journal - Research Article

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2018). Cancer information seeking among adult New Zealanders: A national cross-sectional study. Journal of Cancer Education, 33(3), 610-614. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1136-9

Journal - Research Article

Richardson, A., McNoe, B., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2018). Interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries among nurses: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 82, 58-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2018.03.018

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Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B. W., McNoe, B., Marshall, M. R., Williams, S., Wyeth, E. H., & Walker, R. J. (2017). Predictors of health deterioration among older adults after 12 months of dialysis therapy: A longitudinal cohort study from New Zealand. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 70(6), 798-806. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.06.023

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Lovell, S., Walker, R. J., Schollum, J. B. W., Marshall, M. R., McNoe, B. M., & Derrett, S. (2017). To dialyse or delay: A qualitative study of older New Zealanders' perceptions and experiences of decision-making, with stage 5 chronic kidney disease. BMJ Open, 7(3), e014781. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014781

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Page, M. J., Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., McNoe, B., Walker, R. C., Schollum, J., … Walker, R., & Derrett, S. (2017). Accuracy of ethnicity data recorded in hospital-based patient clinical records and the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 65-71. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer mortality, early detection and treatment among adult New Zealanders: Changes in perceptions between 2001 and 2014/5. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(12), 3401-3406. doi: 10.22034/APJCP.2017.18.12.3401

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Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Changes in awareness of cancer risk factors among adult New Zealanders (CAANZ): 2001 to 2015. Health Education Research, 32(2), 153-162. doi: 10.1093/her/cyx036

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Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A. I., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Latu, A. T. F., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Knowledge of evidence-based cancer risk factors remains low among New Zealand adults: Findings from two cross-sectional studies, 2001 and 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(11), 2931-2936. doi: 10.22034/apjcp.2017.18.11.2931

Journal - Research Article

Richards, R., McNoe, B., Iosua, E., Reeder, A., Egan, R., Marsh, L., Robertson, L., Maclennan, B., Dawson, A., Quigg, R., & Petersen, A.-C. (2017). Cancer Awareness in Aotearoa New Zealand (CAANZ), 2001 and 2015: Study protocols. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(4), 745-748. doi: 10.1007/s13187-016-1050-1

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McNoe, B. M., & Reeder, A. I. (2016). ‘Out of the frying pan, but not into the fire’: Quantifying commercial cosmetic tanning services in New Zealand to inform endgame regulation. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1446), 84-88. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Reeder, A. I., McNoe, B. M., & Iosua, E. E. (2016). Sun protection practices in New Zealand secondary schools: A 2014 baseline study. Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, 257-263. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.03.001

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Sandhu, P. K., Elder, R., Patel, M., Saraiya, M., Holman, D. M., Perna, F., … Reeder, A., … McNoe, B., … and the Community Preventive Services Task Force. (2016). Community-wide interventions to prevent skin cancer: Two community guide systematic reviews. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 51(4), 531-539. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2016.03.020

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Chalmers, D. J., Samaranayaka, A., & McNoe, B. M. (2013). Risk factors for injury in community-level football: A cohort study. International Journal of Injury Control & Safety Promotion, 20(1), 68-78. doi: 10.1080/17457300.2012.674044

Journal - Research Article

Walker, R., Derrett, S., Campbell, J., Marshall, M. R., Henderson, A., Schollum, J., Williams, S., & McNoe, B. (2013). Dialysis outcomes in those aged ≥ 65 years. BMC Nephrology, 14, 175. doi: 10.1186/1471-2369-14-175

Journal - Research Article

Chalmers, D. J., Samaranayaka, A., Gulliver, P., & McNoe, B. (2012). Risk factors for injury in rugby union football in New Zealand: A cohort study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(2), 95-102. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090272

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McNoe, B. M., & Chalmers, D. J. (2011). Injury prevention behaviour in community-level soccer players. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 14(6), 482-488. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2011.06.002

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McNoe, B. M., & Chalmers, D. J. (2010). Injury in community-level soccer: Development of an injury surveillance system. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(12), 2542-2551. doi: 10.1177/0363546510377415

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Langley, J., McNoe, B., & Feyer, A.-M. (2006). Work-related bystander deaths in New Zealand: A significant hidden problem. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1247). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1247/2357/content.pdf

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Driscoll, T., Marsh, S., McNoe, B., Langley, J., Stout, N., Feyer, A.-M., & Williamson, A. (2005). Comparison of fatalities from work related motor vehicle traffic incidents in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Injury Prevention, 11, 294-299. doi: 10.1136/ip.2004.008094

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B., Langley, J., & Feyer, A.-M. (2005). Work-related fatal traffic crashes in New Zealand: 1985-1998. New Zealand Medical Journal, 118(1227). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/118-1227/1783/content.pdf

Journal - Research Article

Elwood, J. M., McNoe, B. M., Bandaranayake, D. M., & Doyle, T. C. A. (1998). Once is enough - why some women do not continue to participate in a breast cancer screening programme. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 180-183.

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Miller, D. L., McNoe, B. M., Elwood, J. M., & Doyle, C. A. (1998). The general practioner's role in breast cancer screening: a survey in Otago-Southland. New Zealand Medical Journal, 111, 24-28.

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Morris, J. M., Perez, D. J., & McNoe, B. M. (1998). The use of quality of life data in clinical practice. Quality of Life Research, 7, 85-91.

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Morris, J. M., & McNoe, B. M. (1997). Screening for prostate cancer: What do general practioners think? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1044), 178-182.

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Morris, J. M., & McNoe, B. M. (1997). Screening for prostate cancer: what do general practitioners think? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1044), 178-182.

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Morris, J. M., McNoe, B. M., Elwood, J. M., & Packer, S. G. (1997). Breast cancer surgery in New Zealand: consensus or variation? New Zealand Medical Journal, 110(1038), 53-56.

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Dickson, N. P., Paul, C. E., Herbison, G. P., Silva, P. A., & McNoe, B. M. (1996). The lifetime occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases among a cohort aged 21. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 308-312.

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McNoe, B. M., Richardson, A. K., & Elwood, J. M. (1996). Factors affecting participation in mammography screening. New Zealand Medical Journal, 109, 359-361.

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Dockerty, J. D., Broadbent, R., & McNoe, B. (1995). New Zealand hospital records insufficient for vitamin K study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 108(999), 169-170.

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McNoe, B. M. (2021). Prevention is better than a cure: We can do better in skin cancer control in New Zealand! New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1544), 138-144. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

McNoe, B., & Reeder, A. (2020). Response to Ben Gray: Sun protection policy in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1508), 131-133. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

Lilley, R., McNoe, B., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., Maclennan, B., & Driscoll, T. (2019). Identifying opportunities to prevent work-related fatal injury in New Zealand using 40 years of coronial records: Protocol for a retrospective case review study. Injury Epidemiology, 6(1), 16. doi: 10.1186/s40621-019-0193-z

Journal - Research Other

Peterson, E., Richards, R., McNoe, B., & Reeder, A. I. (2019). SunSmart news? Traditional media coverage of sun protection issues during springtime in New Zealand [Brief report]. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30, 272-275. doi: 10.1002/hpja.210

Journal - Research Other

McNoe, B. M., Reeder, A. I., & de Lange, M. P. (2018). SunSmart schools: a New Zealand skin cancer primary prevention intervention blueprint for primary school settings. British Journal of Dermatology, 179(4), 963-964. doi: 10.1111/bjd.16670

Journal - Research Other

McNoe, B. M., & Reeder, A. I. (2016). Adolescent sun protection at secondary school athletic sporting events: A misnomer [Brief report]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(4), 313-315. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12512

Journal - Research Other

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