Melanie Tomintz

Research Manager Melanie Tomintz

Ernest Rutherford 261
Internal Phone: 93824
Using spatial modelling, simulation and visualisation to support health care planning in New Zealand

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

I am using Geographical Information Systems for decision support.

In the past, I have been involved in projects developing location-based Web and mobile health applications for supporting disaster management, privacy-enhanced vital data collection and monitoring, environmental health data collection, education and tourism.
Other research areas included the study the influence of neighbourhoods on health, in particular focusing on children and obesity and the caring and mobility of elderly people (with respect to healthy aging).

Currently my research relates to geospatial analysis in the area of public health in New Zealand.

Recent Publications

  • Tomintz MN. (2017) E-cigarette smokers in New Zealand - where are you? Turin, Italy: 6th World Congress of the International Microsimulation Association, 21-23 Jun 2017
  • Tomintz MN. (2017) Intelligently targeting specific population groups using geospatial analysis and tools. Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand: GeoHealth Symposium, 5-5 May 2017
  • Tomintz MN. and Campbell MH. (2017) Where are New Zealand’s smokers? Filling the gaps of Census smoking data using spatial microsimulation algorithms.. Angers, France: International Medical Geography Symposium 2017, 3-7 Jul 2017
  • Tomintz MN. and Garcia-Barrios VM. (2017) simSALUD - towards a health decision support system for regional planning. In Lombard J; Stern E; Clarke GP (Ed.), Applied Spatial Modelling and Planning (First ed.): 230-248. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/ Applied-Spatial-Modelling-and-Planning/ Lombard-Stern-Clarke/ p/book/9781138925700#.
  • Tomintz MN., Kosar B. and García-Barrios VM. (2017) simSALUD – design and implementation of an open source and wizard based spatial microsimulation framework. The International Journal of Microsimulation 10(2): 118-143. http://www.microsimulation.org/IJM/V10_2/IJM_2017_10_2_4.pdf.