Naomi Brewer

Naomi works part-time at CPHR and part-time at the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Naomi’s research interests are mainly focused on cancer epidemiology and health disparities. At CPHR, Naomi is currently working on a Health Research Council funded project investigating the acceptability of self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing for cervical cancer-screening, which builds on the pilot study which is almost complete. During her time at CPHR, Naomi has worked on a variety of studies including: assisting with the independent monitoring of the National Cervical Screening Programme; the prevalence of HPV in a cohort of women in Fiji; occupational and environmental risk factors for motor neurone disease; pesticide exposure and neurological effects in children; and, associations between glycosylated haemoglobin and cancer risk. Naomi’s PhD (completed in 2012 at the CPHR) involved a series of epidemiological studies of cervical cancer survival in NZ.

Naomi is a member of the Genesis Oncology Trust Assessing Committee, was a member of the 2014 International Epidemiological Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology Scientific Program Organising Committee, and was inaugural Chair of the IEA’s Early Career Epidemiologists Committee 2010–2014 and remains a Committee member.

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Naomi Brewer

Research Fellow

Phone: +64 4 979 3376