Simon Kingham - People - Geography - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Simon Kingham

Simon KinghamPosition

Professor of Geography
Director of GeoHealth Laboratory


B.A. (Hons), Ph.D.(Lanc.)

Contact Details

Phone: +64 3 369 4064 Int 94064
Fax: +64 3 364 2907

Postal address:
Department of Geography
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand


My research is broadly focused on researching the relationships between urban environment and health. There is often a strong geospatial component to my work. Foci include:

  • Transport. This research area is interested in how we can make transport more sustainable and looks at people’s perceptions and attitudes to transport, focusing specifically on school and work travel.
  • Health geography. This focuses on social and environmental determinants of health.
  • Environmental exposure. This addresses the question of how we measure and quantify health affecting aspects of the environment.

Much of my research is carried out through the GeoHealth Laboratory

Current PhD students:

Karen Banwell
Niamh Donnellan
Helen Fitt
Jillian Frater
Daniel Hogg
Richard MacGeorge
Woody Pattinson
Jane Pearce
George Williams




Selected Publications

Please see Simon's UC Research Profile for a full list of publications