Dr Kyle Simon Eggleton

BHB, MBChB, MMedSci, MPH, PhD, DipObstMedGyn, DipPaed, DIH, PGDipPH, FRNZCGP(Dist)


I am the Associate Dean Rural Health in the FMHS and the Rural Director, the Year 6 General Practice Course Director and the GP academic with responsibilities for Year 5 and 6 placements in Northland. I work part time in the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care and part time as a rural GP locum in Northland. 

My research interests broadly coalesce around the theme of quality of primary care. I am particularly interested in rural health, equity, access issues and participatory action research. My PhD explored the concept of measuring quality of iwi health providers and utilised a Kaupapa Māori aligned methodology.

Research | Current

General practice undergraduate education

Primary health care models of mental health

Rural healthy housing initiatives


Teaching | Current

Course Director for Year 6 general practice and primary health care

Postgraduate supervision


2021 Sehar Moughal - Psychological flexibility: Can Acceptance and Commitment Training be effective in shaping valued behaviours for survivors of family violence?  



2021 Andrew Krippner - MHltLd - Gen2040 programme 

2021 Krystyna Glanvinovi - MPH -   Levels of understanding and preparedness of rural general practitioners in New Zealand in the face of climate change and climate change-related health impacts

2020 Nina Earl - MHlthSci - An analysis of District Health Boards Māori health plans

2020 Milly Athy-Timmins - MHltLd - Mōhio recall expansion



2018 Kate McKay - BMedSci(Hons) - Fixing the whare: Whānau experiences and wider health benefits of a healthy homes initiative


Summer Studentships

2021 Olivia Marris - How do rural health outcomes differ from urban health outcomes?

2018 Kelly Gillingham - Evaluation of student led discussion forums

2017 Meg Murray - Critiquing health inequalities for rural Māori in Northland


2019 Butland Award for Innovation in Teaching, University of Auckland

2016 Distinguished Fellow Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

2013 Winner of the Clinicians Challenge, National Health IT Board


Year 5 and 6 GP attachments in Northland

All Year 6 GP attachments

Areas of expertise

Rural health

Quality of primary care


Qualitative and quantitative methods

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

Board Member Rural General Practice Netword

Elected member Northland District Health Board

Chairperson Bream Bay Community Support Trust

Board member Northland Faculty RNZCGP

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Gillingham, K., Eggleton, K., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2020). Is Reflective Learning Visible in Online Discussion Forums for Medical Students on General Practice Placements? A Qualitative Study. Teaching and learning in medicine, 32 (4), 434-441. 10.1080/10401334.2020.1730184
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Roskvist, R., Eggleton, K., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2020). Provision of e-learning programmes to replace undergraduate medical students' clinical general practice attachments during COVID-19 stand-down. Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors, 31 (4), 247-254. 10.1080/14739879.2020.1772123
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Rachel Roskvist
  • Kearns, R. A., Neuwelt, P. M., & Eggleton, K. (2020). Permeable boundaries? Patient perspectives on space and time in general practice waiting rooms. Health & place, 6310.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102347
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Robin Kearns, Pat Neuwelt
  • Eggleton, K., Fortier, R., Fishman, T., Hawken, S. J., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2019). Legitimate participation of medical students in community attachments. Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors, 30 (1), 35-40. 10.1080/14739879.2018.1563503
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith


Contact details

Alternative contact


Office hours

Mondays and Tuesday all day, Wednesday afternoons

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3113
New Zealand

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