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+64 3 479 7197 or +64 3 479 7215
Senior Research Fellow
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine
Research summary
Public health, primary prevention of skin cancer and health promotion
  • 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


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.


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 Journal - Research Other

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

Peniamina, R., McNoe, B., & Signal, L. (2023). Public awareness of cancer risk factors & support for prevention policies in Aotearoa New Zealand: A focus on alcohol and diet. (pp. 1-32). Dunedin, New Zealand: Te Rōpū Rangahau ō Te Kāhui Matepukupuku (Cancer Society Research Collaboration), University of Otago. Retrieved from Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

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

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