Associate Professor Timothy Kenealy


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Associate Professor - Medical


Timothy Kenealy is Associate Professor of Integrated Care, based at the South Auckland Clinical School. He has worked as a GP in South Auckland for over 25 years. His academic interests were triggered by seeing a great many people with inadequately managed and controlled diabetes. 

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Diabetes in primary care
  • Chronic care management
  • Data collection and audit in general practice
  • Randomised controlled trials in primary care
  • Mixed methods research and evaluation
  • Access to care
  • Integration of care within primary care
  • Integration of care between patients and caregivers, primary and secondary sectors
  • Health equity
  • Upper respiratory infections

Areas of expertise

His research interests include diabetes and other chronic conditions in primary care and between primary care, secondary care and social services. He typically uses multi-method research approaches.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Parsons, M., Parsons, J., Rouse, P., Pillai, A., Mathieson, S., Parsons, R., ... Kenealy, T. (2018). Supported Discharge Teams for older people in hospital acute care: A randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 47 (2), 288-294. 10.1093/ageing/afx179
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matthew Parsons, John Parsons, Paul Rouse, Avinesh Pillai
  • Godfrey, K. M., Cutfield, W., Chan, S. Y., Baker, P. N., Chong, Y. S., & NiPPeR Study Group (2017). Nutritional intervention preconception and during pregnancy to maintain healthy glucose metabolism and offspring health ("NiPPeR"): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 1810.1186/s13063-017-1875-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Wayne Cutfield, Lesley McCowan, Justin O'Sullivan, Clare Wall
  • Metcalf, P. A., Kyle, C., Kenealy, T., & Jackson, R. T. (2017). HbA1c in relation to incident diabetes and diabetes-related complications in non-diabetic adults at baseline. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 31 (5), 814-823. 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2017.02.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Patricia Metcalf, Rod Jackson
  • Sheridan, N., Kenealy, T., Stewart, L., Lampshire, D., Robust, T. T., Parsons, J., ... Connolly, M. (2017). When equity is central to research: Implications for researchers and consumers in the research team. International Journal of Integrated Care, 17 (2)10.5334/ijic.2512
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Debra Lampshire, John Parsons, Ann McKillop, Martin Connolly
  • Kenealy, T. W., Sheridan, N. F., & Orr-Walker, B. J. (2017). Six new studies about diabetes: What can we learn that might benefit Māori and Pacific people?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130 (1450), 8-11. Related URL.
  • Wells, S., Rafter, N., Kenealy, T., Herd, G., Eggleton, K., Lightfoot, R., ... Bullen, C. (2017). The impact of a point-of-care testing device on CVD risk assessment completion in New Zealand primary-care practice: A cluster randomised controlled trial and qualitative investigation. PLoS ONE, 12 (4)10.1371/journal.pone.0174504
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Susan Wells, Kyle Eggleton, Yannan Jiang, Chris Bullen
  • Docherty, B., Sheridan, N., & Kenealy, T. (2016). Developing Brief Opportunistic Interactions: practitioners facilitate patients to identify and change health risk behaviours at an early preventive stage. Primary Health Care Research and Development, 17 (4), 319-332. 10.1017/S1463423615000511
  • Day, K., Kenealy, T. W., & Sheridan, N. F. (2016). Should we embed randomized controlled trials within action research: arguing from a case study of telemonitoring. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16, 1-11. 10.1186/s12874-016-0175-6
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karen Day


Contact details

Primary office location

Level G, Room G01
New Zealand

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