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Ed_Randal_profileBSc (Biochemistry), MEnvStud , PhD
Research Fellow
New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities; He Kāinga Oranga | Housing and Health Research Programme

Contact details

Tel +64 4 832 3182

Research interests and activities

Ed is a Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. His research explores relationships between transport, urban development and the environment, and how these interact with health, equity and wellbeing.

Ed has recently completed a PhD exploring the impact of the New Zealand transport system on health and equity and is working across both the transport and community formation strands of the MBIE-funded Public Housing and Urban Regeneration Research Programme.

Ed has recently completed work on two University of Otago Research Grants to model the future health impact of transport in New Zealand and to estimate the health and environmental effects of fully subsidised public transport.

He is also involved in research on greenspace and community gardens and incorporates theories and methods from economics, behavioural psychology, social ecological systems and geographic information systems into his research.


Shaw, C., & Randal, E. (2024). The Government's transport plans work against our health. The Briefing, (11 April). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). 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, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427 Journal - Research Other

Keall, M., Randal, E., Abrahamse, W., Chapman, R., Shaw, C., Witten, K., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2023). Effects of investment in infrastructure and encouragement of walking and cycling in two small cities. Proceedings of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Annual Meeting. (pp. 1136). International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Chisholm, E., Olin, C., Randal, E., Witten, K., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2023). Placemaking and public housing: The state of knowledge and research priorities. Housing Studies. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2023.2206799 Journal - Research Article

Randal, E. N. (2023). Fairer transport outcomes: Improving health, wellbeing and equity through transport policy (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from Awarded Doctoral Degree

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