Simon's research primarily focuses on the impact of the urban environment on individual and community health and wellbeing. Much of his research uses geospatial science including some done through the GeoHealth Laboratory, of which he is the Director. His research is generally applied and carried out with end users with a strong community engagement focus.
- 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.
- Walton D., Jenkins D., Thoreau R., Kingham S. and Keall M. (2020) Why is the rate of annual road fatalities increasing? A unit record analysis of New Zealand data (2010–2017). Journal of Safety Research 72: 67-74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2019.11.003.
- Hobbs M., Ahuriri-Driscoll A., Marek L., Campbell M., Tomintz M. and Kingham S. (2019) Reducing health inequity for Māori people in New Zealand. The Lancet 394(10209): 1613-1614. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30044-3.
- Hobbs M., Tomintz M., McCarthy J., Marek L., Vannier C., Campbell M. and Kingham S. (2019) Obesity risk in women of childbearing age in New Zealand: a nationally representative cross-sectional study. International Journal of Public Health 64(4): 625-635. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-019-01239-8.
- Jia P., Yu C., Remais JV., Stein A., Liu Y., Brownson RC., Lakerveld J., Wu T., Yang L. and Smith M. (2019) Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology Reporting Standards (ISLE-ReSt) statement. Health and Place http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.102243.