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Dr Bronwen McNoe

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 7197 or +64 3 479 7215
Email
bronwen.mcnoe@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Qualifications
BHSc MPH PhD
Research summary
Public health, primary prevention of skin cancer and health promotion
Memberships
  • Member of Melnet Executive Committee
  • Member of advisory group for Quality Statements to Guide Melanoma Diagnosis and Treatment in New Zealand
  • Member of Skin Cancer Primary Prevention and Early Detection Strategy
  • Member of 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

Peniamina, R., McNoe, B., Kerr, J., Cleghorn, C., & Signal, L. (2024). Strong public support for healthy food policies in Aotearoa. The Briefing, (15 January). Retrieved from https://www.phcc.org.nz/briefing/strong-public-support-healthy-food-policies-aotearoa

Marsh, L., McNoe, B., Venter, N., Quigg, R., Notoa, F., & Reeder, A. I. (2023). Awareness of cancer among adolescents: A study of nine focus groups in Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.826

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., McNoe, B., & Driscoll, T. (2023). Societal burden of work on injury deaths in New Zealand, 2005–14: An observational study. SSM Population Health, 21, 101353. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101353

Scott, J. J., Johnston, R. S., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M., & McNoe, B. (2023). A novel skin cancer prevention strategy: Preservice teachers' perceptions of a sun safety intervention and experiences in schools. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(1), 255-263. doi: 10.1002/hpja.638

McNoe, B. M., Marsh, L., Venter, N., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & McLean, R. M. (2023). National Sporting Organisation policies: A health promotion opportunity? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34, 480-487. doi: 10.1002/hpja.601

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., McNoe, B., & Driscoll, T. (2023). Societal burden of work on injury deaths in New Zealand, 2005–14: An observational study. SSM Population Health, 21, 101353. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101353

Journal - Research Article

Marsh, L., McNoe, B., Venter, N., Quigg, R., Notoa, F., & Reeder, A. I. (2023). Awareness of cancer among adolescents: A study of nine focus groups in Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.826

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Marsh, L., Venter, N., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & McLean, R. M. (2023). National Sporting Organisation policies: A health promotion opportunity? Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34, 480-487. doi: 10.1002/hpja.601

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Scott, J. J., Johnston, R. S., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M., & McNoe, B. (2023). A novel skin cancer prevention strategy: Preservice teachers' perceptions of a sun safety intervention and experiences in schools. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 34(1), 255-263. doi: 10.1002/hpja.638

Journal - Research Article

Gage, R., Leung, W., Gurtner, M., Reeder, A. I., McNoe, B. M., & Signal, L. (2022). Generating political priority for skin cancer primary prevention: A case study from Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 33, 740-750. doi: 10.1002/hpja.545

Journal - Research Article

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

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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, 79, 602-609. 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, 46(3), 387-393. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.13243

Journal - Research Article

McNoe, B. M., Morgaine, K. C., Reeder, A. I., & Iosua, E. (2022). A photoaging intervention delivered to adolescents in secondary schools: A feasibility study. Journal of Skin Cancer, 2022, 9434176. doi: 10.1155/2022/9434176

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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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

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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.

Journal - Research Article

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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Peniamina, R., McNoe, B., Kerr, J., Cleghorn, C., & Signal, L. (2024). Strong public support for healthy food policies in Aotearoa. The Briefing, (15 January). Retrieved from https://www.phcc.org.nz/briefing/strong-public-support-healthy-food-policies-aotearoa

Journal - Research Other

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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