Dr Rob McNeill


Dr McNeill is currently a lecturer in the section of Health Systems. He has a background in research methods and health psychology, with a particular interest in evidence-based models for understanding health behaviour. Since 2005 he has been working on numerous health services research and evaluation projects in various parts of the health sector, but particularly in health promotion programmes. He has been teaching research methods at the University for over ten years and is particularly focused on quantitative methods and questionnaire (survey) design. He also teaches in the area of health inequities and social determinants of health, and has an interest in equity issues in health services.

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Theories of health behaviour
  • Health inequalities and social determinants of health
  • Population health measurement
  • Health services research
  • Survey design
  • Pain management

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wilkinson-Meyers, L., Brown, P. M., McNeill, R., Reeve, J., Patston, P., & Baker, R. (2015). To live an ordinary life: resource needs and additional costs for people with a physical impairment. Disability and Society, 30 (7), 976-990. 10.1080/09687599.2015.1061479
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Wilkinson-Meyers
  • Sopina, E., & McNeill, R. (2015). Investigating the relationship between quality, format and delivery of feedback for written assignments in higher education. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 40 (5), 666-680. 10.1080/02602938.2014.945072
  • Wilkinson-Meyers, L., Brown, P., Reeve, J., McNeill, R., Patston, P., Dylan, S., ... McEldowney, J. (2014). Reducing disablement with adequate and appropriate resources: a New Zealand perspective. Disability & Society, 29 (10), 1540-1553. 10.1080/09687599.2014.966803
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Laura Wilkinson-Meyers
  • Walton, L., McNeill, R., Stevens, W., Murray, M., Lewis, C., Aitken, D., & Garrett, J. (2013). Patient perceptions of barriers to the early diagnosis of lung cancer and advice for health service improvement. Fam Pract, 30 (4), 436-444. 10.1093/fampra/cmt001
  • Tenbensel, T. G., Edlin, R., Field, A., Walton, L., Neuwelt, P., McNeill, R., & Rees, D. (2013). Evaluation of Auckland Regional After-Hours Network and the After-Hours Initiative. 1-75. Auckland. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/20823
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tim Tenbensel, Richard Edlin, Pat Neuwelt
  • Appleton-Dyer, S., Clinton, J., Carswell, P., & McNeill, R. B. (2012). Understanding Evaluation Influence Within Public Sector Partnerships: A Conceptual Model. American Journal of Evaluation, 33 (4), 532-546. 10.1177/1098214012447672
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Peter Carswell
  • Wright, D., McNeill, R. B., Merrie, A., & Print, C. (2012). Great expectations: use of molecular tests and computerised prognostic tools in New Zealand cancer care. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125 (1353) Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cristin Print
  • Clinton, J., Cairns, K., Hattie, J., McNeill, R. B., Kirton, R., & Dyson, B. (2012). School health assessment within and outside the classroom. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 47 (1), 137-144. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ben Dyson

Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 730 - Bldg 730
Level 4, Room 453
New Zealand