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NHMRC Emerging Leader Research Fellow, University of Sydney

Dr Brooke Nickel (BSc Hons, MIPH, PhD) is a NHMRC Emerging Leader Research Fellow in The University of Sydney School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding the psychosocial impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment, and how to improve cancer communication and decision making. The work she has led has been published in high impact journals in the field including The BMJ, JAMA Network Open, JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and JNCI. She has worked with the Department of Health and is currently working with BreastScreen programs on research related to understanding the benefits and harms of breast density notification in Australia.


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