Dr Cannas Kwok

Cannas KwokPosition

Director of Academic Program (Postgraduate), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Dr Cannas Kwok is currently the DAP (Postgraduate) of the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Prior to employment at Western Sydney University in 2012, Cannas was a research fellow who has received the prestigious ‘Early Career Development Fellowship’ from the Cancer Institute NSW to continue her ground-breaking work in breast cancer research.

Cannas have established a solid research track record in the field of cancer screening behaviours among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups in Australia. Over the years, she has published numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals. As a recognised leader in the field, she has been invited to be an advisor for a number of breast cancer screening promotion programs in Sydney and Victoria.  In 2018, she was interviewed by ABC News and the South China Morning Post (a popular newspaper in Asia) to share her thoughts about how migration to Western countries affects breast cancer beliefs and BCS practices among immigrant women.

Research Interests

  • Women’s health
  • Cancer screening
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Health issues in CALD communities

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MEd University of Sydney
  • MPH University of Wollongong
  • BHSc University of Western Sydney

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone+612 9685 9531
LocationLG, EB Building, Parramatta South Campus