Dr Nicole Rankin

Nicole is a former Sydney Catalyst Translational Research Fellow and ‎Senior Research Fellow in lung cancer at the Cancer Council NSW.
ROLE
  • Scientific Advisory Committee

Background:  

Nicole has more than 15 years experience working in cancer control, primarily in psychosocial and behavioural aspects of patient care.  She has undergraduate qualifications in Psychology and Sociology and completed her PhD in 2000 in the discipline of Behavioural Science in Relation to Medicine at the University of Newcastle. She was manager of the Psychosocial Program at the National Breast Cancer Centre (2000-2003), manager of the Patient Support Program at the Cancer Institute NSW (2004-2006) and the Executive Director of PoCoG (the Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group) from 2006-2009. She has also held research positions at the University of Wollongong (2009-2010) and Relationships Australia (2011). 

Research Interests:  

Nicole's research interests are in the implementation of evidence into cancer practice and policy. She has significantly contributed to the development and implementation of psychosocial clinical practice guidelines and has led implementation and evaluation programs in psychosocial oncology, specialist breast cancer nursing and models of peer support. Nicole's current research interests are in lung cancer, head and neck cancer and psychosocial clinical pathways