Malcolm Campbell

Associate ProfessorMalcolm Campbell

Human Geography
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 309
Internal Phone: 94181
I'm a Human Geographer focused on quantitative health and medical geography (spatial epidemiology) as well as regional science / regional analytics.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Dr Campbell is a Quantitative Human Geography, with expertise in health and medical geography (spatial epidemiology) as well as regional science/regional analytics.

Current Research
Dr Campbell has an established research theme on regional analytics (mainly funded through NSC11: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities and other smart city grants) with research primarily on Regional Development and Tourism (Airbnb) as well as Regional Mobility and population change. He is the founder of the Regional Analytics Lab.

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.
Spatial Microsimulation of Health and Economic Policy: developing spatial microsimulation models to understand health and economic variables and develop 'what-if' policy scenarios.

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • Hobbs M., Biddle SJH., Kingsnorth AP., Marek L., Tomintz M., Wiki J., McCarthy J., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2021) Investigating the Association between Child Television Viewing and Measured Child Adiposity Outcomes in a Large Nationally Representative Sample of New Zealanders: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 18(5): 524-532.
  • 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
  • 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.