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Dr Andrew McNeill

Assistant Professor

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

Andrew's research focuses 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.

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  • Friendships, loneliness and psychological wellbeing in older adults: a limit to the benefit of the number of friends, Thompson, A., Smith, M., McNeill, A., Pollet, T. 1 May 2024, In: Ageing & Society
  • The impact of conspiracy beliefs on a targeted group: Perceived popularity of Jewish-targeted conspiracy beliefs elicits outgroup avoidant behaviours, Jolley, D., Paterson, J., McNeill, A. 1 May 2024, In: British Journal of Psychology
  • Frequent gamblers’ perceptions of the role of gambling marketing in their behaviour: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, Houghton, S., Punton, G., Casey, E., Mcneill, A., Moss, M. 16 Jun 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Implicit and Explicit Language Attitudes: Mapping Linguistic Prejudice and Attitude Change in England, McKenzie, R., McNeill, A. 2023
  • ‘You’re on the waiting list’: an interpretive phenomenological analysis of young adults’ experiences of waiting lists within mental health services in the UK, Punton, G., Dodd, A., McNeill, A. 18 Mar 2022, In: PLoS One
  • 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
  • Beyond comparisons: The complexity and context‐dependency of collective victim beliefs, Vollhardt, J., Szabó, Z., McNeill, A., Hadjiandreou, E., Winiewski, M. 1 Dec 2021, In: European Journal of Social Psychology
  • 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. 14 Dec 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

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

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