Malcolm focuses on research in the area of Health Geography. He has a particular interest in social and spatial inequalities which are the differences between people and place with respect to socio-economic and health indicators.
Dr. Campbell also has expertise in Spatial Microsimulation modelling for 'what-if' policy analysis, examining the potential effects of changing policy on the population at the small area level and quantifying the effects of different scenarios on the population.
Malcolm is also interested in aspects of economic geography such as research of income inequality, socio-economic polarisation and the study of poverty and wealth. He has previous experience of economic research with a focus on welfare, deprivation and labour market research and the application of spatial methods to economic research.
Malcolm is working on a series of projects which attempt to examine and understand social and spatial inequalities in a variety of contexts. He also has an interest in developing and applying novel methods to geographical problems. Some current examples of his research include:
Analysing the inequalities in mortality and morbidity between population groups and geographical areas
Microsimulation of health and socio-economic variables at small area geographies
The changing nature of social and spatial inequalities over time