Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Brooke Nickel (BSc Hons, MIPH, PhD) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in The University of Sydney's School of Public Health. She is interested in understanding the psychosocial aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, with a specific area of interest in examining how labels and communication for low risk cancers impact experiences of diagnosis, treatment decision making and psychological outcomes.

Her mixed methods research currently focuses on thyroid cancer, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and prostate cancer and includes qualitative research (interviews, focus groups and content analyses), quantitative survey and Discrete-Choice Experiment (DCE) research, and systematic reviews.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Sydney
  • 2015–2018
    PhD candidate, The University of Sydney
  • 2013–2018
    Research assistant, The University of Sydney