Malcolm Campbell

Associate ProfessorMalcolm Campbell

Human Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 320
Internal Phone: 94181
I'm a Human Geographer specialising in Health Geography and Wellbeing.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Associate Professor Campbell is a Quantitative Human Geography with expertise in health geography as well as urban and regional analytics.

Current Research
Dr. Campbell has primary research themes in mGeoHealth and Health Geography. He is Deputy Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory at UC.
He also has a research theme on regional analytics focusing on regional economic development as well as regional mobility and change. He is the founder of the Regional Analytics Lab.

Malcolm is working on a series of projects which examine and attempt to understand social and spatial inequalities in different contexts internationally.

Some current examples of his research include:
mGeoHealth: using smartphone location data to better understand health and health outcomes.
Spatial Microsimulation of Health and Economic Policy: developing spatial microsimulation models to understand health and economic variables and develop 'what-if' policy scenarios.
Urban Wellbeing Analytics: understanding what makes cities flourish using big data and geographical theory and methods.
Airbnb: disrupting the regional housing market in NZ.
Social Atlas project: examining social and spatial inequalities in New Zealand.

Recent Publications

  • Marek L., Hills S., Wiki J., Campbell M. and Hobbs M. (2023) Towards a better understanding of residential mobility and the environments in which adults reside: A nationwide geospatial study from Aotearoa New Zealand. Habitat International 133
  • Hobbs M., Stewart T., Marek L., Duncan S., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2022) Health-promoting and health-constraining environmental features and physical activity and sedentary behaviour in adolescence: a geospatial cross-sectional study. Health and Place 77
  • Campbell M. (2021) Pandemics and emergent digital inequalities. New Zealand Geographer 77(3): 180-184.
  • Campbell M., Marek L. and Hobbs M. (2021) Reconsidering movement and exposure: Towards a more dynamic health geography. Geography Compass 15(6)
  • Campbell M., Marek L., Wiki J., Hobbs M., Sabel CE., McCarthy J. and Kingham S. (2021) National movement patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand: The unexplored role of neighbourhood deprivation. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 75(9): 903-905.