Publications - GeoHealth Laboratory - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Academic Publications

The staff associated with the GeoHealth Laboratory have published widely in national and international Geography and Public Health journals. A selection of recent key publications are listed below

2017

Marek, L., Campbell, M. and Bui, L. (2017) Shaking for innovation: The (re)building of a (smart) city in a post disaster environment. Cities 63: 41-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.12.013. (Journal articles)

Campbell, Malcolm. and Ballas, Dimitris. (2016) SimAlba: A Spatial Microsimulation Approach to the Analysis of Health Inequalities. Frontiers in Public Health 4 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2016.00230. (Journal articles)

2016

Bowie, C., Campbell, M., Beere, P. and Kingham, S. (2016) Social and spatial inequalities in Rotaviral enteritis: supporting universally funded vaccination in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal 129(1431): 59-66

2015

Campbell M, Beere P, Bowie C, Griffin E, Kingham S, 2015. Suicides and unemployment: is there a relationship in New Zealand? Australasian Epidemiologist

Campbell MH, Bowie C, Kingham S, McCarthy JP, 2015. Painting a picture of trans-Tasman mortality. Public Health 129, 4, 396-402.

Nutsford D, Reitsma F, Pearson A and Kingham S, 2015. Personalising the Viewshed: Visibility analysis from the human perspective. Applied Geography 62, 1.

Pattinson W, Langstaff J, Longley I and Kingham S, 2015, Using an ambient air pollution exposure model to explore the impact of local residents' proximity to a major highway. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, accepted.

2014

Hogg D, Kingham S, Wilson T, Griffin E and Ardagh M, 2014, Geographic variation of clinically diagnosed mood and anxiety disorders in Christchurch after the 2010/11 earthquakes. Health and Place 30, 270–278.

Storer M, Salmond J, Dirks K, Kingham S and Epton M, 2014. Mobile selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) devices and their use for pollution exposure monitoring in breath and ambient air–pilot study. Journal of Breath Research 8, 037106.

Pearson AL, Bentham G, Day P and Kingham S, 2014, Associations between neighbourhood environmental characteristics and obesity and related behaviours among adult New Zealanders. BMC Public Health 14, 553.

Pattinson W, Longley I and Kingham S, 2014. Proximity to busy highways and local resident perceptions of air quality. Health and Place 31, 154–162.

Bowie C, Pearson AL, Campbell M, Barnett R, 2014. Household crowding associated with childhood otitis media hospitalisations in New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Published online. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12162

Campbell M, Apparicio P, Day, P, 2014. Geographic analysis of infant mortality New Zealand, 1995-2008: an ethnicity perspective. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, in press

Pearson AL, Barnard L, Pearce J, Kingham S, Howden-Chapman P, 2014. Housing quality and resilience in New Zealand. Building Research & Information. Vol 42 (2), pp 182-190. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.850603

Pearson AL, Winter PR, McBreen B, Stewart G, Roets R, Bowie C, Nutsford D, Donnellan N, Wilson N, 2014. Obtaining fruit and vegetables for the lowest prices: Pricing survey of different outlets and geographical analysis of competition effects. PLOS ONE, Vol 9 (3).http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0089775

Tisch C, Pearson AL, Kingham S, Borman B, Briggs D, 2014. Environmental Health Indicators: A review of initiatives worldwide. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol 25 (4).  

Walls KL, Benke GR,  Kingham S, 2014. Potential increased radon exposure due to greater building energy-efficiency for climate change mitigation. Air Quality & Climate Change, Vol  48 (1), pp 16-22. 

2013

Bowie C, Beere P, Griffin E, Campbell M, Kingham S, 2013. Variation in health and social equity in the spaces where we live: A review of previous literature from the GeoHealth Laboratory. New Zealand Sociology Journal , Vol 28 (3), pp 164-191.

Campbell, M.H. and Ballas, D. (2013) A spatial microsimulation approach to economic policy analysis in Scotland. Regional Science Policy & Practice 5(3): 263-288. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12009

Campbell M, Ballas D, Dorling D, Mitchell R, 2013. Mortality inequalities: Scotland versus England and Wales. Health and Place, Vol 23, pp 179-186. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2013.06.004

Nutsford D, Pearson A, Kingham S, 2013. An ecological study investigating the association between access to urban green space and mental health. Public Health, Vol 127 (11), pp 1005-1011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2013.08.016

Kingham S, Longley I, Salmond J, Pattinson W, Shrestha K, 2013. Variations in exposure to traffic pollution while travelling by different modes in a low density, less congested city. Environmental Pollution, Vol 181, pp 211-218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.06.030

Kingham S, Pattinson W, Pearson AL, Longley I, Campbell M, Apparicio P, 2013. The use of a land use regression model to predict NO2 air pollution in two small areas of Auckland. Air Quality and Climate Change, Vol  47 (3), pp 40-44. 

Longley I, Kingham S, Dirks K, Somervell E, Pattinson W, Elangasinghe A, 2013. Detailed observations and validated modelling of the impact of traffic on the air quality of roadside communities. New Zealand Transport Agency, pp203.

Pearson AL, Pearce J, Kingham S, 2013. Deprived yet healthy: Neighbourhood-level resilience in New Zealand. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 91, pp 238-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.09.046

Pearson AL, Griffin E, Davies A, Kingham S, 2013. An ecological study of the relationship between socioeconomic isolation and mental health in the most deprived areas in Auckland, New Zealand. Health and Place, Vol 19, pp 159-166. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.10.012

Pearson A, Kingham S, Mitchell P, Apparicio P, 2013. Exploring hotspots of pneumococcal pneumonia and potential impacts of ejecta dust exposure following the Christchurch earthquakes. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, Vol 7, pp 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2013.08.001

Richardson EA, Pearce J, Mitchell R, Kingham S, 2013. Role of physical activity in the relationship between urban green space and health. Public Health, Vol 127 (4), pp 318-324. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2013.01.004

Salmond JA, Williams DE, Laing G, Kingham S, Dirks K, Longley I, Henshaw GS, 2013. The influence of vegetation on the horizontal and vertical distribution of pollutants in a street canyon. Science of the Total Environment, Vol 443, pp 287-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.10.101

2012

Ballas D, Campbell M, Clarke G, Hanaoka K, Nakaya T, Waley P, 2012. A spatial microsimulation approach to small area income estimation in Britain and Japan. Studies in Regional Science, Vol42 (1), pp 163-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.2457/srs.42.163

Kingham S, Longley I, Salmond J, Pattinson W, Shrestha K, 2012. Variations in exposure to traffic pollution while travelling by different modes in a low density, less congested city. Environmental Pollution, accepted.

Graham F, White P, Kingham S, Harte D, 2012. Changing Epidemiological Trends of Legionellosis in New Zealand, 1979-2009. Epidemiology and Infection, Vol 140 (8), pp 1481-96.

Day P, Breetzke G, Kingham S, Campbell M, 2012. Close proximity to alcohol outlets is associated with increased serious violent crime in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 36, pp 48–54. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00827.x

Moon G, Pearce J, Barnett JR, 2012. Smoking, ethnic residential segregation and ethnic diversity: a spatio-temporal analysis. Annals Association of American Geographers, Vol 102, pp 1-10.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00045608.2012.657497#.UZVk_40gfcQ

Pearce J, Barnett JR, Moon G, Pearce, J, 2012. Socio-spatial inequalities in health-related behaviours: pathways linking place and smoking. Progress in Human Geography, Vol 36, pp 3-24.

Hiscock R, Moon G, Pearce J, Barnett R, Daley V, 2012. Do General Medical Practice Characteristics Influence the Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Programs? A Multilevel Analysis.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Vol 14, pp 703-710. http://ntr.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/6/703.short

Brewer N, Pearce N, Day P, Borman B, 2012. Travel time and distance to health care only partially account for the ethnic inequalities in cervical cancer stage at diagnosis and mortality in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 36 (4), pp 335-342. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00843.x

2011

Kingham S, 2011. How important is urban air pollution as a health hazard? (invited editorial). New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol 124, pp 1330, 5-7. http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5401

Richardson EA, Pearce J, Kingham S, 2011. Is particulate air pollution associated with health and health inequalities in New Zealand? Health & Place, Vol 17 (5), pp 1137-1143.

Kingham S, and Dorset W, 2011. Assessment of exposure approaches in air pollution and health research in Australia and New Zealand. Air Quality and Climate Change, Vol 45 (2), pp 28-38.

Fukuda K, Hider PN, Epton MJ, Jennings LC, Kingham SP, 2011. Including viral infection data supports an association between particulate pollution and respiratory admissions. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 35 (2), pp 163–169.

Kingham S, Sabel CE, Bartie P, 2011. The impact of the ‘school run’ on road traffic accidents: A spatio-temporal analysis. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 19, pp 705–711.

Witten K, Pearce J, Day P, 2011. Neighbourhood Destination Accessibility Index: A GIS tool for measuring infrastructure support for neighbourhood physical activity. Environment and Planning A, Vol 43 (1), pp 205–223.

Day P, and Pearce J, 2011. Obesity-promoting food environments and the spatial clustering of food outlets around schools. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol 40 (2), pp 113-121.

2010

Wilson JG, Kingham S, Pearce J, 2010. Air pollution and restricted activity days among New Zealand school children and staff. International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 41, (1/2), pp 140-154.

Barnett JR, and Pearce J, 2010. Ethnic differences in smoking cessation and cancer survival in New Zealand. In R. Taonui (ed), Nga Kete a Rehua Inaugural Maori Research Symposium Te Waipounamu Proceedings. (145-150). Christchurch: Aotahi: School of Maori and Indigenous Studies.

Moon G, Barnett R, Pearce J, 2010. Ethnic spatial segregation and tobacco consumption: a multilevel repeated cross-sectional analysis of smoking prevalence in urban New Zealand, 1981-1996. Environment and Planning A, Vol 42 (2), pp 469-486.

Richardson EA, Pearce J, Mitchell RJ, Day P, Kingham S. 2010. The association between green space and cause-specific mortality in urban New Zealand: an ecological analysis of green space utility. BMC Public Health 10(1):240.

2009

Walton M, Pearce J, Day P, 2009. Examining the interaction between food outlets and outdoor food advertisements with primary school food environments. Health and Place, Vol 15, pp 811-818.

Thompson L, Barnett R, Pearce J, 2009. Scared straight?: Fear-appeal anti-smoking campaigns, risk, self-efficacy and addiction. Health, Risk and Society, Vol 11, pp 181-196.

Pearce J, Hiscock R, Moon G, Barnett R, 2009. The neighbourhood effects of geographical access to tobacco retailers on individual smoking behaviour. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 63, pp 69-77.

Miller L, Pearce J, Barnett R, Willis J, Darlow B, Scott R, 2009. Is population mixing associated with childhood Type 1 diabetes in Canterbury, New Zealand? Social Science and Medicine, Vol 68, pp 625-630.

Barnett R, Pearce J, Moon G, 2009. Community inequality and smoking cessation in New Zealand, 1981-2006? Social Science and Medicine, Vol 68, pp 876-884.

Pearce J, Hiscock R, Blakely T, Witten K, 2009. A national study of the association between neighbourhood access to fast food outlets and the diet and weight of local residents, Health and Place, Vol 15, pp 193-197.

Pearce J, 2009. Regression, linear and non-linear. In: N. Thrift and P. Kitchen, The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography (online), pp 302-308.

2008

Pearce J, Tisch C, Barnett R, 2008. Have geographical inequalities in cause-specific mortality in New Zealand increased during the period 1980-2001? New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol 121 (1281), pp 15-27.

Haynes R, Pearce J, Barnett R, 2008. Cancer survival in New Zealand: ethnic, social and geographical inequalities. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 67, pp 928-937.

Witten K, Hiscock R, Pearce J, Blakely T, 2008. Neighbourhood access to public open space and the physical activity of residents: a national study. Preventive Medicine, Vol 47, pp 299-303.

Hiscock R, Pearce J, Blakely T, Witten K, 2008. Is neighbourhood access to health care provision associated with individual-level utilisation and satisfaction? Health Services Research. Vol 43, pp 2183-2200.

Day P, Pearce J, Dorling D, 2008. Twelve worlds: A geo-demographic comparison of global inequalities in mortality. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 62, pp 1002-101.

Pearce J, Mason K, Hiscock R, Day P, 2008. A national study of neighbourhood access to gambling opportunities and individual gambling behaviour. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 62, pp 862-868.

Lake I, Pearce J, Saville M, 2008. The seasonal variations of Cryptosporidiosis in New Zealand. Epidemiology and Infection, Vol 136, pp 1383–1387.

Pearce J, Kingham S, 2008. Environmental inequalities in New Zealand: a national study of air pollution and environmental justice. Geoforum, Vol 39, pp 980-993.

Haynes R, Lake I, Kingham S, Sabel C, Pearce J, Barnett R, 2008. Influence of road curvature on fatal crashes in New Zealand. Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol 40, pp 843-850.

Pearce J, Witten K, Hiscock R, Blakely T, 2008. Regional and urban-rural variations in the association of neighbourhood deprivation with community resource access: a national study. Environment and Planning A, Vol 40, pp 2469-2489.

Kingham S, Pearce J, Dorling D, Faulk M, 2008. The impact of the graduated driver license scheme on youth mortality in New Zealand. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 16, pp 134–141.

Pearce J, Witten K, Hiscock R, Blakely T, 2008. The contextual effects of neighbourhood access to supermarkets and convenience stores on individual fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 62, pp 198-201.

Pearce J, Day P, Witten K, 2008. Neighbourhood provision of food and alcohol retailing and social deprivation in urban New Zealand. Urban Policy and Research, Vol 26, pp 213-227.

2007

Thompson L, Pearce J, Barnett R, 2007. Moralising geographies: Stigma, smoking islands and responsible subjects. Area, Vol 39, pp 508-517.

Dorling D, Mitchell R, Pearce J, 2007. An observational study: the global impact of income inequality on health by age. British Medical Journal, Vol 335, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39349.507315.DE

Pearce J, 2007. Incorporating geographies of health into public policy debates: The GeoHealth Laboratory. New Zealand Geographer, Vol 63, pp 149-153.

Pearce J, 2007. Editorial: Investigating place effects on health: an Australasian perspective. Australasian Epidemiologist, Vol 14, pp 2-3.

Miller L, Pearce J, Barnett R, 2007. The place of population mixing in the aetiology of disease: a New Zealand perspective. Australasian Epidemiologist, Vol 14, pp 12-15.

Kingham S, Pearce J, Zawar-Reza P, 2007. Driven to injustice? Environmental justice and vehicle pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transportation Research D: Transport and Environment, Vol 12, pp 254-263.

Pearce J, Blakely T, Witten K, Bartie P, 2007. Neighborhood deprivation and access to fast food retailing: a national study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol 32, pp 375-382.

Pearce J, Barnett R, Collings S, Jones I, 2007. Did geographical inequalities in suicide among males aged 15 to 44 in New Zealand increase during the period 1980-2001? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 41, pp 359-365.

"Put on a jacket, you wuss": Cultural identities and air pollution in Christchurch , New Zealand , Environment and Planning A, Vol 39 (12), pp 2883-2898.

2006

Barnett P, and Barnett JR, 2006. New times, new relationships: mental health, primary care and public health in New Zealand . In: C. Milligan and D. Conradson (eds), Landscapes of Voluntarism: New Spaces of Health, Welfare and Governance. London: Policy Press, pp 73-90.

Barnett JR, Barnett P, Pearce J, Howes P, 2006. Reconsidering the role of a local diabetes society: Patterns of membership in Christchurch , New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 30, pp 275-278.

Barnett R, Pearce J, Howes P, 2006, ‘Help, educate, encourage?’: Geographical variations in the provision and utilisation of diabetes education in New Zealand. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 63, pp 1328-1343.

Barnett R, Barnett P, Pearce J, Howes P, 2006, Preventing the human time bomb? Barriers to utilising diabetes education in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 30, pp 275-278.

Barnett JR and Brown LJ, 2006, Getting into hospitals in a big way: The corporate transformation of hospital care in Australia. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol 24, pp 283–310.

Pearce J, Wheeler B, Dorling D, Barnett JR, Rigby J, 2006. Geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-2001: the gap widens. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Vol 30, pp 461-466.

Pearce J, Barnett R, Kingham S, 2006. Slip! Slap! Slop! Cutaneous malignant melanoma incidence and social status in New Zealand, 1995-2000. Health and Place, Vol 12, pp 239-252.

Pearce J, and Dorling D, 2006. Increasing geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-2001. International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 35, pp 597-603.

Pearce J, and Dorling D, 2006. The place of population change in explaining geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand. International Journal of Epidemiology, Vol 35, pp 1099-1100.

Pearce J, Kingham S, Zawar-Reza P, 2006. Every Breath You Take? Environmental Justice and Air Pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Environment and Planning A, Vol 38, pp 919-938.

Pearce J, Witten K, Bartie P, 2006. Neighbourhoods and health: a GIS approach to measuring community resource accessibility. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol 60, pp 389-395.

2005

Barnett P, and Barnett JR , 2005. Beyond the market: Recent trends in health service restructuring in New Zealand. In: P. Davis and K. Dews (eds), Health and Society in Aotearoa New Zealand (2nd edition). Auckland: Oxford University Press, pp 178-193.

Barnett R, Pearce J, Moon G, 2005. Does social inequality matter? Assessing the effects of changing ethnic socio-economic disparities on Maori smoking in New Zealand, 1981-96. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 60, pp 1515-1526.

Pearce J, and Boyle P, 2005. Is the urban excess in lung cancer in Scotland explained by patterns of smoking? Social Science and Medicine, Vol 60, pp 2833-2843.

Pearce J, and Boyle P, 2005. Examining the relationship between lung cancer and radon in small areas across Scotland. Health and Place, Vol 11, pp 275-282.

Wilson JG, Kingham S, Pearce J, Sturman AP, 2005. A review of intra-urban variations in particulate air pollution: implications for epidemiological research. Atmospheric Environment, Vol 39, pp 6444-6462.

2004

Barnett JR, and Barnett P, 2004. Primary health care in New Zealand: Problems and policy approaches. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Vol 21, pp 49-66.

Barnett JR, Moon G, Kearns R, 2004. Social inequality and Maori smoking in New Zealand. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 59, pp 129-143.

Brabyn L, and Barnett JR, 2004. Deprivation and geographic access to general practitioners in rural New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, Vol 117, pp 1-13.

Brown L, and Barnett JR, 2004. Is the corporate transformation of hospital creating a new health care space? A case study of the impact of the co-location of public and private hospitals in Australia. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 58, pp 427-444.

2003

Barnett JR, and Lauer G, 2003. Urban deprivation and public hospital admissions in Christchurch 1990-1997. Health and Social Care in the Community, Vol 11, pp 299-313.

Barnett JR, and Barnett P, 2003. 'If you want to sit on your butts you'll get nothing!' Community activism in response to threats of rural hospital closure in southern New Zealand. Health and Place, Vol 9, pp 59-71.

Barnett JR, and Barnett P, 2003. Back to the future?: Reflections on past reforms and future prospects for health services In New Zealand. Geojournal, Vol 59, pp 137-147.

Kearns R, and Barnett JR, 2003. Placing private health care: reading Ascot hospital in the landscape of contemporary Auckland. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 56, pp 2303-2315.

Pearce J, Boyle P, Flowerdew R, 2003. Predicting smoking behaviour in census output areas across Scotland. Health and Place, Vol 9, pp 139-149.

Pearce J, 2003. Emerging new research on the geography of health and impairment. Health and Place, Vol 9, pp 107-108.

2001

Barnett JR, 2001. Coping with the costs of primary care?: household and locational variations in the survival strategies of the urban poor. Health and Place, Vol 7, pp 141-157.

Dunn C, Kingham S, Rowlingson B, Bhopal R, Cockings S, Foy C, Acquilla S, Halpin J, Diggle P, Walker D, 2001. Analysing spatially referenced public health data: a comparison of three methodological approaches. Health and Place, Vol 7 (1), pp 1-12.

Barnett J R, Coyle P, Kearns R, 2000. Holes in the safety net?: Assessing the effects of targeted benefits upon the health care utilisation of poor New Zealanders. Health and Social Care in the Community, Vol 8, pp 1-13.

Kingham S, Briggs D, Elliott P, Fischer P, Lebret E, 2000. Differences in concentrations of traffic-related pollutants in indoor and outdoor air in relation to vehicle intensity in Huddersfield, England. Atmospheric Environment, Vol 34 (6), pp 905-916.