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LecturerAngela Curl

Geography Staff Blk Rm 504
Internal Phone: 94104

Research Interests

I am interested in the relationships between transport and health, in particular how the built environment influences , active travel behaviour, health and wellbeing. This includes how we measures the built environment and the relationship between objective measures and perceptions.My research interests also include social & distributional impacts of transport; social inclusion and transport deprivation; sustainable travel, travel behaviour, walking & cycling.My PhD focussed on objective and subjective measures of accessibility measures and accessibility planning policy.I use both quantitative and qualitative social research methodologies and have used a variety of approaches in my work including household surveys, mental mapping, GPS recorded walk-along interviews and focus groups.

Recent Publications

  • Campbell MH., Marek L., Curl A. and Kingham S. (2017) Towards a more dynamic health geography. Tracking and tracing daily movement and exposure. Angers, France: International Medical Geography Symposium, 2-7 Jul 2017
  • Curl A. and Fitt H. (2017) Submission on Government Policy Statement on Transport.
  • Curl A. and Kearns A. (2017) Housing improvements, fuel payment difficulties and mental health in deprived communities. International Journal of Housing Policy 17(3): 417-443. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14616718.2016.1248526.
  • Curl A. and Kingham S. (2017) Cycling through disruption: travel behaviour at the University of Canterbury in a city undergoing transition. Arnhem - Nijmegen: Velo-city Scientific colloquium, 12-16 Jun 2017
  • Curl A., Clark J. and Kearns A. (2017) Household car adoption and financial distress in deprived urban communities: a case of 'forced car ownership'? Transport Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.01.002 or http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0967070X17300100.