Malcolm Campbell

Associate ProfessorMalcolm Campbell

Human Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 309
Internal Phone: 94181
I am a spatial data scientist with interests in health and medical geography (spatial epidemiology), regional science and smart resilient cities

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Dr. Campbell focuses on Quantitative Human Geography, with expertise in health and medical geography (spatial epidemiology) as well as regional science.

Current Research
Dr Campbell has an established research theme on regional science (funded through NSC11: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities) with research on Airbnb and Regional Development.

In addition, Dr. Campbell has a research theme with ongoing projects in mGeoHealth and Health Geography as well as being a Deputy Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory at UC.

Malcolm is working on a series of projects which attempt to examine and understand social and spatial inequalities in different contexts. He also has an interest in developing and applying novel methods to geographical problems.

Some current examples of his research include:
Airbnb: disrupting the regional housing market in NZ.
Regional development: Supporting success in regional settlements
mGeoHealth: using smartphone location data to better understand health and health outcomes.
Social Atlas project: examining social and spatial inequalities in New Zealand.

Recent Publications

  • Hobbs M., Kingham S., Wiki J., Marek L. and Campbell M. (2021) Unhealthy environments are associated with adverse mental health and psychological distress: Cross-sectional evidence from nationally representative data in New Zealand. Preventive Medicine 145 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2020.106416.
  • Hobbs M., Schoeppe S., Duncan MJ., Vandelanotte C., Marek L., Wiki J., Tomintz M., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2021) Objectively measured waist circumference is most strongly associated in father–boy and mother–girl dyads in a large nationally representative sample of New Zealanders. International Journal of Obesity 45(2): 438-448. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41366-020-00699-w.
  • Hobbs M., Wade A., Jones P., Marek L., Tomintz M., Sharma K., McCarthy J., Mattingley B., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2021) Area-level deprivation, childhood dental ambulatory sensitive hospitalizations and community water fluoridation: Evidence from New Zealand. International Journal of Epidemiology 49(3): 908-916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/IJE/DYAA043.
  • Marek L., Hobbs M., Wiki J., McCarthy J., Tomintz M., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2021) Spatial-temporal patterns of childhood immunization in New Zealand (2006-2017): an improving pattern but not for all? Eur J Public Health http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa225.
  • Hobbs M., Marek L., Clarke R., McCarthy J., Tomintz M., Wade A., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2020) Investigating the prevalence of non-fluoride toothpaste use in adults and children using nationally representative data from New Zealand: a cross-sectional study. British Dental Journal 228(4): 269-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41415-020-1304-5.