Professor Andrew Jull

DipCompNursing (ATI), DipBusStudies (Massey), MA(Appl) (VUW), PhD (Auck)


I have been involved acute hospital care since 1989 in a variety of surgical and senior nursing roles. My research has focused the effectiveness of interventions using randomised controlled trials and systematic review with the Clinical Trials Research Unit (now the National Institute of Health Innovation). My work has been funded by substantial grants from the HRC, Heart Foundation and the Ministry of Health, with peer reviewed publications in leading journals. 

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Wound management & healing
  • Weight management
  • Obesity prevention
  • Patient safety

Teaching | Current

NURS746 Evidence Based Nursing & Implementation (lecturer)

NURS782 Research Methods (lecturer)

POPLHLTH712 Clinical Trial Design, Analyis, & Management (lecturer)

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise masters and doctoral students. Completed theses include:


Poonam Kumari. (MN research portfolio). A survey of patients' experience of care delivered by the outpatient intravenous antibiotic service at Auckland City Hospital

Sherard Sharma. (MN thesis). Investigation of treatment modalities of pulmonary oedema: a retrospective study. 2016.

Jane Wilkinson. (MN research portfolio). A Comparison of the Metabolic Effect of Two Bariatric Procedures. 2016

Cathrine Patten. (MN thesis). Evaluating the Rate of Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes in Patients (ERUPT) referred for Coronary Angiograms. 2016.

Sirinya Ruchiravanish. (MN research portfolio). Exploring the Experience of Patients Receiving Treatment in Oncology Outpatient. 2015.

George Mita. (MPH dissertation). The effectiveness of social media to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 2015.

Luke Flynn. (MN Thesis). A feasibility study of in situ simulation to evaluate the effect of training on teamwork and clinical performance in ward-based nursing resuscitation teams. 2015.

Rachael Parke. (PhD thesis). High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy in Patients After Cardiac Surgery. 2013. Winner Vice -Chancellor's Best Doctoral Thesis Award.

Dayle Pearman. (MN thesis). Medication Safety: User-applied Labelling of Syringes. 2013.

Karen Schimanski. (MN thesis). Comparison of the Left Uppder Arm and Forearm Non-invasive Blood Pressures in Adult Emergnecy Department Patients: A Randomised Cross-over Trial. 2012.

David Drower. (MN research portfolio). Early Detection of In-hospital Adult Phsyiological Deterioration. 2012.

Stephanie Walker. (MN research portfolio). Track and trigger system to detect patient deterioration: a review of the need for a system at ADHB and evaluation of track and trigger forms currently used in New Zealand. 2012.

Briar McLeod. (MN research portfolio). Health-related Quality of Life in Morbidly Obese Patients and the Impact of Bariatric Surgery. 2011.

Joanne Davies. (MN research portfolio). Retention of staff nurses in an emergency department. 2011.

Helen O'Shaughnessy. (MN research portfolio). Audit of participation in cardiac rehabilitation at Auckland City Hospital. 2011.

Areas of expertise

I have experience with randomised controlled trials, systematic review, and guidelines development, as well working knowledge of other epidemiological methods and co-design. I have broad clinical experience in acute care, and extensive research experience in community care. I have had clinical leadership roles in falls, pressure injuries, adverse events, and patient deterioration.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gilder, E., Parke, R. L., Jull, A., & Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Clinical Trials Group and The George Institute for Global Health (2019). Endotracheal suction in intensive care: A point prevalence study of current practice in New Zealand and Australia. Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses, 32 (2), 112-115. 10.1016/j.aucc.2018.03.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Parke
  • Jull, A., Slark, J., & Parsons, J. (2018). Prescribed Exercise With Compression vs Compression Alone in Treating Patients With Venous Leg Ulcers: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA dermatology, 154 (11), 1304-1311. 10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.3281
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julia Slark, John Parsons
  • Verbiest, M., Borrell, S., Dalhousie, S., Tupa'i-Firestone R, Funaki, T., Goodwin, D., ... Humphrey, G. (2018). A Co-Designed, Culturally-Tailored mHealth Tool to Support Healthy Lifestyles in Māori and Pasifika Communities in New Zealand: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR research protocols, 7 (8)10.2196/10789
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gayl Humphrey, Yannan Jiang, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
  • Jull, A. B., Muchoney, S., Parag, V., Wadham, A., Bullen, C., & Waters, J. (2018). Impact of venous leg ulceration on health-related quality of life: A synthesis of data from randomized controlled trials compared to population norms. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 26 (2), 206-212. 10.1111/wrr.12636
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Bullen
  • King, A. I. I., Boyd, M. L., Raphael, D. L., & Jull, A. (2018). The effect of a gerontology nurse specialist for high needs older people in the community on healthcare utilisation: a controlled before-after study. BMC geriatrics, 18 (1)10.1186/s12877-018-0717-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michal Boyd, Anna King, Deborah Raphael
  • Te Morenga, L., Pekepo, C., Corrigan, C., Matoe, L., Mules, R., Goodwin, D., ... Humphrey, G. (2018). Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a “Kaupapa Māori” approach. AlterNative: An international journal of indigenous people, 14 (1), 90-99. 10.1177/1177180117753169
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gayl Humphrey, Jacqui Grey, Cliona Ni Mhurchu
  • Jull, A., Wadham, A., Bullen, C., Parag, V., Kerse, N., & Waters, J. (2017). Low dose aspirin as adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration: Pragmatic, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial (Aspirin4VLU). The BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 359
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Angela Wadham, Varsha Parag, Ngaire Kerse, Chris Bullen
  • Wong, J., Gott, M., Frey, R., McLay, J., & Jull, A. (2017). Palliative care presentations to emergency departments in a secondary and a sub-acute hospital: A one year incidence study. Progress in Palliative Care, 25 (5), 235-241. 10.1080/09699260.2017.1365407
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Gott, Rosemary Frey, Jessica McLay


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M&HS BUILDING 505 - Bldg 505
Level 2, Room 243B
New Zealand

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