Professor Andrew Jull

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


I have had long involevement in acute hospital care in a variety of surgical and senior nursing roles at Auckland District Health Board, where my most recent role was Nurse Advisor Quality and Safety for 10 years. In that role I led the implementation of falls reduction strategies, pressure injury prevention projects, early warning scoring systems, and was closley involved in adverse event reviews as well as the implementation of an electronic device for conducting the monthly safety audit.

My research has focused the effectiveness of interventions using randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews using applied and prgamatic approaches. I have led or been involved with projects as diverse as problem gambling, well-being, obesity prevention in children, and leg ulceration. I have or have had roles with the Cochrane Collaboration, the New Zealand Guidelines Group, and the Health Quality and Safety Commission, as well as editorial roles in two journals (Evidence Based Nursing and International Journal of Nursing Studies). 

Research | Current

Research interests

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

Teaching | Current

NURS746 Evidence Based Nursing & Implementation

NURS782 Research Methods

POPLHLTH712 Clinical Trial Design, Analyis, & Management

Postgraduate supervision

I supervise masters and doctoral students asking applied questions of use to nursing practice. Current and completed theses topics include:

  • Avoiding endotracheal suctioning in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiac surgery.
  • Does cardiac surgery improve quality of life for older patients?​
  • A review of the implementation of a response team at Northland District Health Board.
  • Sleep quality of non-mechanically ventilated patients and the affecting factors in the intensive care.
  • A survey of patients' experience of care delivered by the outpatient intravenous antibiotic service.
  • Investigation of treatment modalities of pulmonary oedema: a retrospective study.
  • A Comparison of the Metabolic Effect of Two Bariatric Procedures.
  • Evaluating the Rate of Undiagnosed Type 2 Diabetes in Patients referred for Coronary Angiograms.
  • Exploring the Experience of Patients Receiving Treatment in Oncology Outpatient.
  • The effectiveness of social media to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases.
  • In situ simulation for teamwork and clinical performance in ward-based nursing resuscitation teams.
  • High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy in Patients After Cardiac Surgery.
  • Medication Safety: User-applied Labelling of Syringes.
  • Comparison of the Left Upper Arm and Forearm Non-invasive Blood Pressures.
  • Early Detection of In-hospital Adult Phsyiological Deterioration.
  • Track and trigger system to detect patient deterioration.
  • Health-related quality of life in morbidly obese patients and the impact of bariatric surgery.
  • Retention of staff nurses in an emergency department.
  • Audit of participation in cardiac rehabilitation at Auckland City Hospital.





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 of interventions. 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)

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  • Jull, A., & Biggs, R. (2020). Adverse event reporting and trial registration in venous leg ulcer trials published since the 2001 CONSORT statement revision: A systematic review. Journal of tissue viability, 29 (3), 155-160. 10.1016/j.jtv.2019.09.005
  • Jull, A., Wadham, A., Bullen, C., Parag, V., Weller, C., & Waters, J. (2020). Wool-derived keratin dressings versus usual care dressings for treatment of slow healing venous leg ulceration: a randomised controlled trial (Keratin4VLU). BMJ open, 10 (7)10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036476
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Bullen
  • Ni Mhurchu, C., Te Morenga, L., Tupai-Firestone, R., Grey, J., Jiang, Y., Jull, A., ... Funaki, T. (2019). A co-designed mHealth programme to support healthy lifestyles in Māori and Pasifika peoples in New Zealand (OL@-OR@): a cluster-randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Digital Health, 1 (6), e298-e307. 10.1016/S2589-7500(19)30130-X
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gayl Humphrey, Rosie Dobson, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Yannan Jiang
  • Gilder, E., Parke, R. L., McGuinness, S., & Jull, A. (2019). Study protocol: A randomized controlled trial assessing the avoidance of endotracheal suction in cardiac surgical patients ventilated for ≤ 12 hr. Journal of advanced nursing, 75 (9), 2006-2014. 10.1111/jan.13994
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rachael Parke
  • Verbiest, M. E. A., Corrigan, C., Dalhousie, S., Firestone, R., Funaki, T., Goodwin, D., ... Jull, A. (2019). Using codesign to develop a culturally tailored, behavior change mHealth intervention for indigenous and other priority communities: A case study in New Zealand. Translational behavioral medicine, 9 (4), 720-736. 10.1093/tbm/iby093
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Gayl Humphrey
  • 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
  • Maddison, R., Hargreaves, E. A., Wyke, S., Gray, C. M., Hunt, K., Heke, J. I., ... Jiang, Y. (2019). Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): a pilot randomized controlled trial of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand. BMC public health, 19 (1)10.1186/s12889-019-6472-3
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Ralph Maddison, Yannan Jiang, Gerhard Sundborn
  • 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


Contact details

Primary office location

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

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