PhD Candidate, University of Sydney

Brooke Nickel is a PhD candidate and psychosocial researcher with the Wiser Healthcare research collaboration at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney. She is interested in understanding the psychosocial aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment, with a specific area of interest in examining how different terminologies or labels for low risk cancers impact experiences of diagnosis, treatment decision making and psychological outcomes.

Her 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.


  • 2013–present
    Research Assistant, The University of Sydney
  • 2015–present
    PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney