Associalte Professor Michael Keall

Michael is an injury epidemiologist who has been working for the University of Otago, Wellington since 2006.

His research interests include:

  • Home injury prevention
  • Road safety
  • Exposure assessment (assessing structural environmental risks)

He is currently leading the Home Injury Prevention Intervention, a major randomised controlled trial funded by the NZ Health Research Council that is looking 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 Kainga Oranga and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities.

Michael is on the editorial board of two international journals, Accident Analysis and Prevention, and BMC Public Health.

Key publications

  1. Guiney, H. Machado, L.
    Volunteering in older adulthood is associated with activity engagement and cognitive functioning.
    Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition,
    28(2), 253-269.
  2. Whitwell, K. Chapman, R.
    Evaluating natural experiments to measure the co-benefits of urban policy interventions to reduce carbon emissions in New Zealand.
    Science of the Total Environment,
    700, 134408
  3. Ingham, T.R. Jones, B. Aldridge, D. Latimer, M. Dowell, A. Davies, C. Draper, J.B. Bailey, L.O. Stanley, T.V. Leadbitter, P.
    Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study.
  4. (2018).
    Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from an intervention to promote cycling and walking: A case study from New Zealand.
    Transportation Research Part D,
    2018, 65, 687-696,
  5. Chapman, R. Grams, M. Witten, K. Woodward, A.
    A Cost Benefit Analysis of an Active Travel Intervention with Health and Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits.
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
    15, 962.
  6. Zhang, J. Verrall, A. Lanumata, T.
    Close-contact infectious diseases in New Zealand: Trends and ethnic inequalities in hospitalisations,1989 to 2008 - 2nd Edition
    He Kāinga Oranga/Housing & Health Research Programme University of Otago, Wellington.

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