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Dr Andrew McNeill

Senior Lecturer

Department: Psychology

Dr McNeill is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and has been working at Northumbria University since 2013. His work explores social psychological factors in diverse contexts including intergroup conflict, design of social media, and public health. He is a strong advocate of mixed-methods approaches to psychology.

He did his PhD in the discursive psychology of post-conflict victimhood at Queen's University Belfast (2010-2013).

Andrew McNeill

Campus Address

NB119, Northumberland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Andrew's research focusses on the application of social psychology to a range of contexts. He has a particular interest in the psychology of intergroup relations and uses various methodologies to study this. This includes discursive psychology research into collective victimhood as well as more recent research using the implicit association test to explore linguistic bias. He also applies social psychological theory to understanding the use and design of social media in various contexts.

Key Publications

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  • Associations between conflicting nutrition information, nutrition confusion and backlash among consumers in the UK, Vijaykumar, S., McNeill, A., Simpson, J. 1 Apr 2021, In: Public Health Nutrition
  • The Role of Comparative Victim Beliefs in Predicting Support for Hostile versus Prosocial Intergroup Outcomes, Vollhardt, J., Cohrs, J., Szabó, Z., Winiewski, M., Twali, M., Hadjiandreou, E., McNeill, A. 2021, In: European Journal of Social Psychology
  • User Requirements for Inclusive Technology for Older Adults, Jovanović, M., De Angeli, A., McNeill, A., Coventry, L. 12 May 2021, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Desires for active ageing technology, De Angeli, A., Jovanović, M., McNeill, A., Coventry, L. 1 Jun 2020, In: International Journal of Human Computer Studies
  • Comparing the Twitter Posting of British Gambling Operators and Gambling Affiliates: A Summative Content Analysis, Houghton, S., McNeill, A., Hogg, M., Moss, M. 4 May 2019, In: International Gambling Studies
  • The quantified older adult as design requirements for accessible wellbeing interventions, McNeill, A., Campbell, M., Coventry, L. 5 Jun 2019, Proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA '19), New York, NY, USA, ACM
  • Group-centric attitudes mediate the relationship between need for closure and intergroup hostility, Dugas, M., Schori-Eyal, N., Kruglanski, A., Klar, Y., Touchton-leonard, K., McNeill, A., Gelfand, M., Roccas, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: Group Processes and Intergroup Relations
  • Motivations and stake management in producing YouTube “bro-science” videos for baldness treatment, McNeill, A., Sillence, E. 2018, In: International Journal of Web Based Communities
  • Functional privacy concerns of older adults about pervasive health-monitoring systems, McNeill, A., Briggs, P., Pywell, J., Coventry, L. 21 Jun 2017, PETRA '17 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, ACM
  • Privacy Considerations when Designing Social Network Systems to Support Successful Ageing, McNeill, A., Coventry, L., Pywell, J., Briggs, P. 6 May 2017, CHI '17 - Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, USA, ACM

PGR Supervision

Ali Titiz The Effect of Emotion Regulation Interventions on the Re-Conciliation Processes of Northern Ireland and Kashmir Conflicts Start Date: 01/10/2020


  • Psychology PhD December 10 2014
  • Psychology BSc (Hons) June 30 2010

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