Patrick McNeil


  • 6019 Citations
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1980 …2019

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Patrick McNeil is Macquarie University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Medicine and Health, a role that provides leadership of both the clinical and academic components of MQ Health – the Macquarie University Health Sciences Centre, which represents Australia’s first fully integrated academic health sciences enterprise under a university’s leadership.  Patrick joined Macquarie in November 2014 as its inaugural Executive Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, now the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, and launched the Macquarie MD in 2018 to create Australia’s newest medical school.  Patrick’s vision for MQ Health is the provision of cutting-edge clinical care, placing the patient as the focus of its operations with a strong emphasis on safety and quality.  Over time, Patrick sees MQ Health as being the institute of choice for clinicians and researchers at the top of their fields.

Patrick’s career in academic medicine has provided him with leadership roles across all three areas of academic medicine and practice.  He studied Medicine at the University of Tasmania, undertook rheumatology specialty training in Sydney, completed a PhD in immunology at UNSW, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School.  After returning from Boston to a clinical academic role at UNSW, Patrick’s research has focused on understanding the role of mast cells in arthritic and autoimmune diseases.  In 2001-2005 he served as Associate Dean, Education at UNSW Medicine where he led the transformation of UNSW’s medical curriculum to a highly innovative outcomes-based program.  In 2005 he took up a chair in Rheumatology at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, and from 2012-14, he joined the leadership team at Liverpool Hospital as its Executive Clinical Director.  Patrick served as Chair of Arthritis Australia from 2010-2014 to assist in its mission of advocacy for and improving the lives of the 3 million Australian people living with arthritis.

He has published over 100 scientific papers that together have been cited by other authors nearly 6000 times.  

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Graduate Diploma of Higher Education, The University of New South Wales

Immunology, PhD, The University of New South Wales

Medicine, MB BS, University of Tasmania

Medical Science, B Med Sc, University of Tasmania

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Differential expression and regulation of the non-integrin 37/67-kDa laminin receptor on peripheral blood leukocytes of healthy individuals and patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Kane, B. A., An, H., Rajasekariah, P., McNeil, H. P., Bryant, K. & Tedla, N., 4 Feb 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 1149.

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    Predicting adherence to therapy in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis: a large cross-sectional study

    Smolen, J. S., Gladman, D., McNeil, H. P., Mease, P. J., Sieper, J., Hojnik, M., Nurwakagari, P. & Weinman, J., Feb 2019, In : RMD Open. 5, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., e000585.

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  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
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    The experience of patients admitted to hospital with acute low back pain: a qualitative study

    El-Haddad, C., Damodaran, A., McNeil, H. P. & Hu, W., Apr 2018, In : International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases. 21, 4, p. 796-803 8 p.

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    A patient-centered approach to developing entrustable professional activities

    El-Haddad, C., Damodaran, A., McNeil, H. P. & Hu, W., Jun 2017, In : Academic Medicine. 92, 6, p. 800-808 9 p.

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  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for gout sufferers: a cluster randomised controlled trial protocol

    Day, R. O., Frensham, L. J., Nguyen, A. D., Baysari, M. T., Aung, E., Lau, A. Y. S., Zwar, N., Reath, J., Laba, T., Li, L., McLachlan, A., Runciman, W. B., Buchbinder, R., Clay-Williams, R., Coiera, E., Braithwaite, J., McNeil, H. P., Hunter, D. J., Pile, K. J., Portek, I. & 2 others, Williams, K. M. & Westbrook, J. I., 1 Oct 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 10, p. 1-12 12 p., e017281.

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
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