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 (course coordinator)

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.


Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Health Innovation

Nurse Advisor Quality & Safety, Auckland District Health Board


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.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Clinical Lead, Pressure Injuries measurement project, HQSC

Expert Reference Group, Pressure Injuries, ACC.

Expert Advisory Group, Falls, HQSC.

Faculty Research Committee, FMHS.

HRC Steering Committee, UoA.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • 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
  • Jull, A., McCall, E., Chappell, M., & Tobin, S. (2016). Measuring hospital-acquired pressure injuries: A surveillance programme for monitoring performance improvement and estimating annual prevalence. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 58, 71-79. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.02.005
  • Mita, G., Ni Mhurchu, C., & Jull, A. (2016). Effectiveness of social media in reducing risk factors for noncommunicable diseases: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Nutrition reviews, 74 (4), 237-247. 10.1093/nutrit/nuv106
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu
  • Jull, A., Wadham, A., Bullen, C., Parag, V., Kerse, N., & Waters, J. (2016). Low-dose aspirin as an adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial (Aspirin4VLU). Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72 (3), 669-679. 10.1111/jan.12864
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Bullen, Ngaire Kerse, Varsha Parag
  • Eyles, H., Jull, A., Dobson, R., Firestone, R., Whittaker, R., Te Morenga, L., ... Ni Mhurchu, C. (2016). Co-design of mHealth Delivered Interventions: A Systematic Review to Assess Key Methods and Processes. Current Nutrition Reports, 5 (3), 160-167. 10.1007/s13668-016-0165-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Helen Eyles, Rosie Dobson
  • Jull, A. B., & Aye, P. S. (2015). Endorsement of the CONSORT guidelines, trial registration, and the quality of reporting randomised controlled trials in leading nursing journals: A cross-sectional analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52 (6), 1071-1079. 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.11.008
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phyu Aye
  • Jull, A. B., Cullum, N., Dumville, J. C., Westby, M. J., Deshpande, S., & Walker, N. (2015). Honey as a topical treatment for wounds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2015 (3)10.1002/14651858.CD005083.pub4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Natalie Walker


Contact details

Primary office location

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

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