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, Ph.D.), Ryerson University (BAA)


Peer Reviewed Publications
Most recent:

Hanlon, N., Skinner, M., Joseph, A., Ryser, L., and Halseth, G., 2014. Place integration through efforts to support healthy aging in British Columbia’s interior: The role of voluntary sector leadership. Health and Place 29: 132-139.

Skinner, M., Joseph, A., Hanlon, N., Ryser, L., and Halseth, G., 2014. Growing old in aging resource communities: Linking voluntarism, aging in place and community development. The Canadian Geographer 58(4): 418-428.

Hanlon, N, 2014. Commentary: Doing health geography with feeling. Social Science and Medicine 115: 144-146.

Toomey, P., Lovato, C., Hanlon, N., Poole, G., and Bates, J., 2013. Impact of a Regionally Distributed Medical Education Program on an Underserved Community: Community Leader Perceptions. Academic Medicine 88(6): 811-818.

Skinner, M., Hanlon, N., and Halseth, G., 2012. Health and social care issues in ageing resource communities. In Kulig, J. and Williams, A. (eds) Health Care in Rural Canada. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, pp. 462-480.

  • Hanlon, N. 2009. “Access and utilization reconsidered: Towards a broader understanding of the spatial ordering of primary health care” in Crooks and Andrews (eds.) Primary Health Care: People, Practice, Place (Farnham, UK: Ashgate) pp 43-56.
  • Hanlon, N. and Skedgel, C., 2006. Cross-district utilization of general hospital care in Nova Scotia: policy and service delivery implications for rural districts. Social Science and Medicine 62(1): 145-156.
  • Thommasen, H.V., Hanlon, N., Tallio, B., Thommasen, C., and Zhan, W., 2006. Alcohol drinking habits and community perspectives on alcohol abuse in the Bella Coola Valley. The Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine. 11(1): 15-21.
  • McGregor, J., Hanlon, N., Emmons, S., Voaklander, D. and Kelly, K. 2005. If all ambulances could fly: putting provincial standards of emergency service accessibility to the test in northern British Columbia. The Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine 10(3): 163-168.
  • Persaud, D.D., Jriege, S., Skedgel, C., Findlay, J., Sargent, J. and Hanlon, N., 2005. An incremental cost-analysis of telehealth programs in Nova Scotia: a societal perspective. Journal of Telehealth & Telecare 11(2): 77-84
  • Hanlon, N. and Halseth, G., 2005. The greying of resource communities in northern BC: implications for health delivery in already under-serviced communities. The Canadian Geographer, 49(1): 1-24.
  • Hanlon, N.T., 2003. Measuring aspects of devolved health authority performance: Nova Scotia patients who travel further than necessary to obtain hospital care, Healthcare Management Forum 16(2): 8-13.
  • Flanagan, P.S., MacKinnon, N.J., Hanlon, N.T. and Robertson, H., 2002. Identification of intervention strategies to reduce preventable drug-related morbidity in older adults. Geriatrics Today 5: 76-80.
  • Hanlon, N.T. , 2001. Sense of place, organizational context and the strategic management of publicly funded hospitals. Health Policy 58(2): 151-73.
  • Hanlon, N.T. , 2001. Hospital restructuring in smaller urban Ontario settings: unwritten rules and uncertain relations. The Canadian Geographer 45(2): 252-67.
  • Hanlon, N.T. and Rosenberg, M.W., 1998. Not so new public management and the denial of geography: Ontario health care reform in the 1990s. Environment and Planning C: Government & Policy 16(5): 559-72.
  • Rosenberg, M.W. and Hanlon, N.T. , 1996. Access and utilization: a continuum of health service environments. Social Science and Medicine 43(6): 975-83.
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