Dr Malcolm Cunningham

Scientist

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Malcolm has a wide range of building science-related research interests with numerous published papers particularly in the fields of indoor climate and health effects. He pioneered a very small relative humidity sensor, opening the field of microclimates in microhabitats of dust-mite, mould and other biocontaminants. He consults nationally and internationally on moisture design issues and trouble-shoots for the New Zealand building industry on moisture related problems.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Formulating a programme of repairs to structural home injury hazards in New ZealandAccident Analysis & Prevention, 2013, 57(0): 124-130
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Modelling the effects of low indoor temperatures on the lung function of children with asthmaJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 67:11, 11/2013
A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: A cross-sectional studyEnvironmental Health, 2012, 11:33
A transition matrix population model for the dust mite dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (trouessart) (acari: pyroglyphidae)Journal of Medical Entomology, 46(1): 21-32, 2009
Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: Cluster randomised study in the communityBritish Medical Journal, 2007, 334: 460
Development of dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (acari: pyroglyphidae) at constant and simultaneously fluctuating temperature and humidity conditionsJ. Med. Entomol. 42(3): 266-269, 2005
The building volume with hygroscopic materials – An analytical study of a classical building physics problemBuilding & Environment, 38(2): 329, 2002
Direct measurement of temperature and humidity in the microhabitats of house dust mitesClinical and Experimental Allergy, 28(9): 1104-1112, 1998
Effective resistance and effective depth in moisture transferBuilding and Environment, 27: 379, 1992