Dr Yuill is Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sunderland UK His research and teaching interests are broad and interdisciplinary. Much of his work centres on the history of the United States during the twentieth and late nineteenth centuries. He has recently been team leader of American Studies and sits on the highly successful Research Beacon (committee) for the Faculty of Education and Society.
He is author of Assisted Suicide: The Liberal, Humanist Case Against Legalization. The book presents an up-to-date analysis of the direction discussion is taking, showing that atheists, libertarians, those favouring abortion rights and stem-cell research should stand beside their religious compatriots in opposing legalization of assisted suicide.