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).

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.

Key publications

  1. Howden-Chapman P Crane J Keall M Pierse N Baker MG Cunningham C Amore K Aspinall C Bennett J Bierre S Boulic M Chapman R Chisholm E Davies C Fougere G Fraser B
    He 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
    Volume 54, 2024
  2. Guiney, H. Machado, L.
    Volunteering in older adulthood is associated with activity engagement and cognitive functioning.
    Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition,
    28(2), 253-269.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. (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,
  6. 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.