Dr. Neil Hanlon

Neil Hanlon

Neil Hanlon, PhD
Professor of Geography

Adjunct Faculty Member in School of Health Sciences and Northern Medical Program

Queen's University at Kingston, 1998 (MA, PhD), Ryerson University (BAA)

New Lab Building 8-136
University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
V2N 4Z9

Phone: (250) 960-5881
Fax: (250) 960-6533

Email: neil.hanlon@unbc.ca

Health geography; rural and remote health care accessibility; population and social change in resource-dependent communities; the spatiality of health care practice; community-based research

My research interests are in the field of health geography, focusing primarily on health and social care in rural and remote locations. I am presently involved in a number of research projects looking at the interconnections of care and place. These include: a longitudinal study of the role of networks and partnerships in bringing about local primary health care integration; the implications of place attachment for “rural” health professional education, recruitment, and retention; and, exploratory studies of the transformative capacity of community-based networks in response to health and health care challenges.   

I share my research interests with students at the undergraduate and graduate level. I offer GEOG 308 (Environments of Health and Care), which provides a foundation in the concepts and techniques of health geography. This course is cross-listed as HHSC 421 (Medical Geography), which is open to Health Sciences undergraduate students with upper-level standing. I also deliver NRES 773 (Advanced Qualitative Methodology), which provides graduate students with a foundation in the philosophical, theoretical, and practical considerations of undertaking qualitative research.