Who's Who

Fiona Mckenzie


Section of Environment and Radiation


Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities and breast cancer

Academic Degrees

2011PhDEpidemiologyMassey UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand
2007PGDipPublic HealthMassey UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand
2000BachelorAnthropologyMassey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Current Research Projects

  • Breast cancer aetiology: modifiable risk factors and healthy lifestyle indexes
    F McKenzie, I Romieu, L Ellison-Loschmann

  • Breast density, breast cancer, and ethnic inequalities in breast cancer in New Zealand
    L Ellison-Loschmann, F McKenzie, M Jeffreys, R Highman, I Romieu

  • Understanding the determinants of inequalities in breast cancer survival
    L Ellison-Loschmann, F McKenzie, R Firestone, N Pearce

Selected Publications

McKenzie F, Ellison-Loschmann L, Jeffreys M. (2011) Investigating reasons for ethnic inequalities in breast cancer survival in New Zealand Ethnicity & Health; 16(6) : 535-49

McKenzie F, Ives A, Jeffreys M (2011) Socioeconomic inequalities in survival from screen-detected breast cancer in South West England: a population-based cohort study. Eur J Public Health : doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckr107

McKenzie F, Jeffreys. (2009) Do lifestyle or social factors explain ethnic/racial inequalities in breast cancer survival? Epidemiologic Reviews 2009; 31 : 52-66.

McKenzie F, Jeffreys M, t Mannetje A, Pearce N. (2008) Prognostic factors in women with breast cancer: inequalities by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand. Cancer Causes Control; 19(4) : 403-11

Dachs G, Currie M, McKenzie F, Jeffreys M, Cox B, Foliaki S, Le Marchand L, Robinson B. (2008) Cancer disparities in indigenous Polynesian populations: Māori, Native Hawaiians and Pacific people. Lancet Oncol; 9(5) : 473-84.

Scientific Societies Membership

Australasian Epidemiological Association
International Epidemiological Association

Prizes, Honours

2011 John Gavin Postdoctoral Fellowship
2010 Genesis Oncology Trust Professional Development Award
2009 Cancer Society, Wellington, Professional Development Award