Michael Keall is an injury epidemiologist in the Department of Public Health. His current research interests include exposure assessment for housing, roads and vehicles, and travel behaviour. He is managing major research projects looking at the potential to reduce fall injuries in homes by fixing hazards in the home and the development of a housing quality index suited to New Zealand housing. Housing quality is thought to have a major impact on health and safety, but tends to be overlooked when the quality cannot be measured in a meaningful way. Michael has had a long involvement in the development of the New Zealand Travel Survey, which doubles as an exposure assessment instrument for informing road safety policy and as a tool to identify patterns of travel, particularly those that contribute to health issues such as obesity and global warming.
Michael Keall’s research focuses on health and environmental impacts of the transport system, particularly from the point of view of active travel (walking and cycling). He also conducts research in areas including road injury prevention and falls prevention in the home.
Michael is a lead researcher in the Resilient Urban Futures programme, in particular the ACTIVE study, an evaluation of cycling and walking infrastructure and encouragement in two local authorities.
- https://youtu.be/A6OffjWLn4M (YouTube video - Increasing walking and cycling in NZ cities The Model Communities Programme)
- Baker. M. Cunningham, C Amore, K Boulic, M Halley, C Nathan, K Pehi, T. Phipps, R Ruru, J Shaw, Caroline Toy-Cronin, B Tupara, H Wilkie, M Zhang, WHe Kāinga Oranga: reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing.Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand,Online.
- Situmorang, M. L. Coppell, K. J. Smith, M. Mandic, S.Adolescents’ School Travel and Unhealthy Snacking: Associations with School Transport Modes, Neighbourhood Deprivation, and Body WeightSustainability,14(12), 7038.
- Shaw, C. McLeod, M. Mizdrak, A.The Impact of Transport on Population Health and Health Equity for Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand: A Prospective Burden of Disease Study.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,19(4), 2032.
- Berghan, J. Thompson-Fawcet, M. Ivory, V. Witten, K. Duncan, S. Ka'ai, T. Yates, A. Hinckson, E.Inclusive and collective urban home spaces: The future of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand.Wellbeing, Space and Society,3, 100080.
- Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online.
- Hinckson, E. Duncan, S. Ka’ai, K. Ivory, V. Yates, A.Submission on Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD).NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, AUT, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, Wellington
- New Zealand Population Review,47, 16-32.
- Tupara, H. Wilkie, M. Cunningham, C.Home modifications to prevent home fall injuries in houses with Māori occupants (MHIPI): A randomised controlled trial.Lancet Public Health,6(9), e631-e640.
- Bulletin of the World Health Organization99, 259-270.
- Shaw, C.Submission on the draft Government Policy Statement on land transport 2021.
- Wellington, NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities
- Shaw, C. MacBride-Stewart, S. Wild, K. Reeves, D. Bentley, R.Beyond the bicycle: Seeing the context of the gender gap in cycling.Journal of Transport & Health18, 100871.
- Hopkins, D. Coppell, K. Sandretto, S. Garcia Bengoechea, E. Spence, J. … Mandic, S.Implications of attending the closest school on adolescents’ physical activity and car travel in Dunedin, New Zealand.Journal of Transport & Health18, 100900. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2020.100900
- Whitwell, K.Evaluating natural experiments to measure the co-benefits of urban policy interventions to reduce carbon emissions in New Zealand.Science of the Total Environment700, 134408. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134408
- Wickens, K. Ingham, T.Effect of an electricity voucher on electricity use.Energy Policy,134, 110985
- Ingham, T. Jones, B. Aldridge, D. Latimer, M. Dowell, A. Draper, J. Bailey, L. Stanley, T. Leadbitter, P.Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study.Thorax74, 849-857.
- Shaw, C. Abrahamse, W.Are people who already cycle and walk more responsive to an active travel intervention?Journal of Transport & Health10, 84-91.
- Shaw, C.Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from an intervention to promote cycling and walking: A case study from New Zealand.Transportation Research Part D65, 687-696.
- Shaw, C.Health consequences of transport patterns in New Zealand’s largest cities.New Zealand Medical Journal131(1472), 64-72.
- International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health15(5), 962.
- Shaw, C. Macmillan, A. Hosking, J.Fairness in Transport Policy: A New Approach to Applying Distributive Justice Theories.Sustainability12, 10102.
- Cunningham, C.W.Lessons learned from implementing a programme of home modifications to prevent falls amongst the general population.Safety4.
- Preval, N.Impact of improved insulation and heating on mortality risk of older cohort members with prior cardiovascular or respiratory hospitalisations.BMJ Open7(11).
- Wickens, K.Increased house size can cancel out the effect of improved insulation on overall heating energy requirements.Energy Policy,107, 248-257.
- Preval, N. Amore, K. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Oliver, J.Housing, energy and health in resilient cities.In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities.(pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Shaw, C. Russell, M.Why New Zealand transport policy needs to encourage walking and cycling.In L Early & P Howden-Chapman (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities.(pp.107-114). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Guria, J. Cunningham, C.Cost-benefit analysis of fall injuries prevented by a programme of home modifications: a cluster randomised controlled trial.Injury Prevention23, 1, 22–26
- New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
- Preval, N. Early, L.Ministry of Transport’s draft transport research strategy, 2016.NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities
- Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health40, 5, 405-411.
- Abrahamse, W. Muggeridge, D. Beetham, J. Grams, M.Increasing active travel: results of a quasi-experimental pre-post study of an intervention to encourage walking and cycling.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Healthdoi:10.1136/jech-2015-205466
- Abrahamse, A. Muggeridge, D. Beetham, J Grams, M.Increasing active travel: aims, methods and baseline measures of a quasi-experimental study.BMC Public Health2014, 14, 935