Michael is an injury epidemiologist who has been working for the University of Otago, Wellington since 2006.
His research interests include:
Home injury prevention
Exposure assessment (assessing structural environmental risks).
Michael leads the Home Injury Prevention Intervention study, a major randomised controlled trial funded by the Health Research Council to look at the effectiveness of repairs to home injury hazards as a means to reduce home injury. He is a Principal Investigator in two major research programmes hosted by the University of Otago, Wellington - He Kāinga Oranga - Housing and Health Research Programme, and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.
Michael serves on the editorial board of two international journals: Accident Analysis and Prevention, and BMC Public Health.
- Ingham, T.R. Jones, B. Aldridge, D. Latimer, M. Dowell, A. Davies, C. Draper, J.B. Bailey, L.O. Stanley, T.V. Leadbitter, P.(2019).Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study.Thorax,74: 849–857.
- Preval, N. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Davies, C. Oliver, J.(2017).Housing, energy and health in resilient cities.Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities,Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Jacobs, D.E. Ormandy, D. Cutler-Welsh, M. Preval N.(2017).Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,2017, 4.
- (2010).Close-contact infectious diseases in New Zealand: Trends and ethnic inequalities in hospitalisations,1989 to 2008 - 2nd EditionHe Kāinga Oranga/Housing & Health Research Programme University of Otago, Wellington.
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