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Marie Russell, Department of Public Health

Marie Russell

BA (English); MA (Applied) Social Science Research; DipNZLS; DPH; PhD

Honorary Fellow; NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities

Contact Details 

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 4844
Fax: +64 4 389 5319

Research Interests and Activities 

Marie is a qualitative researcher currently studying breastfeeding policy, and women and cycling. Other research interests include firearms policy, public transport, workers’ history and children's wellbeing.

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Russell, M., & Mokhtarian, P. (2015). How real is a reported desire to travel for its own sake? Exploring the 'teleportation' concept in travel behaviour research. Transportation, 42(2), 333-345. doi: 10.1007/s11116-014-9546-1

Jaine, R., Russell, M., Edwards, R., & Thomson, G. (2014). New Zealand tobacco retailers’ attitudes to selling tobacco, point-of-sale display bans and other tobacco control measures: A qualitative analysis. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1396). Retrieved from

Ivory, V. C., Russell, M., Witten, K., Hooper, C. M., Pearce, J., & Blakely, T. (2015). What shape is your neighbourhood? Investigating the micro geographies of physical activity. Social Science & Medicine, 133, 313-321. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.11.041

Thomson, G., Russell, M., Jenkin, G., Patel, V., & Wilson, N. (2013). Informing outdoor smokefree policy: Methods for measuring the proportion of people smoking in outdoor public areas. Health & Place, 20, 19-24. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.11.006