Simon Kingham

ProfessorSimon Kingham

Human Geography,Chief Science Advisor, MoT
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 308
Internal Phone: 94064


Research Interests

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.
I am also seconded two days a week to the Ministry of Transport as their Chief Science Advisor, where I advise the Ministry on the evidence base of government policy

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.. Prev Med 145: 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.
  • 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.
  • de Jesus Dionisio R., Schindler M. and Kingham S. (2020) Tools for sustainable change: How spatial decision-support tools support transformative urban regeneration. International Journal of E-Planning Research 9(2): 21-42.
  • Frater J. and Kingham S. (2020) Adolescents and bicycling to school: Does behaviour setting/place make a difference? Journal of Transport Geography 85