Journal articles & book chapters

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  • Thompson L, Pearce J, Barnett R, 2007. Moralising geographies: Stigma, smoking islands and responsible subjects. Area 39, 508-517.
  • Dorling D, Mitchell R, Pearce J, 2007. An observational study: the global impact of income inequality on health by age. British Medical Journal 335, 873-875.
  • Pearce J, Barnett R, Jones I, 2007. Have urban/rural inequalities in suicide in New Zealand grown during the period 1980-2001? Social Science and Medicine 65, 1807-1819.
  • Pearce J, 2007. Incorporating geographies of health into public policy debates: The GeoHealth Laboratory. New Zealand Geographer 63, 149-153.
  • Pearce J, 2007. Editorial: Investigating place effects on health: an Australasian perspective. Australasian Epidemiologist 14, 2-3.
  • Kingham S, Pearce J, Zawar-Reza P, 2007. Driven to injustice? Environmental justice and vehicle pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transportation Research D: Transport and Environment 12, 254-263.
  • Pearce J, Blakely T, Witten K, Bartie P, 2007. Neighborhood deprivation and access to fast food retailing: a national study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 32, 375-382.
  • Pearce J, Witten K, Hiscock R, Blakely T, 2007. Are socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods deprived of health-related community resources? International Journal of Epidemiology 36, 348-355.
  • Miller L., Pearce J, Barnett R, 2007. The place of population mixing in the aetiology of disease: a New Zealand perspective. Australasian Epidemiologist 14, 12-15.
  • Pearce J, Barnett R, Collings S, Jones I, 2007. Did geographical inequalities in suicide among males aged 15 to 44 in New Zealand increase during the period 1981-2001? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 41, 359-365.
  • Cupples J, Guyatt V, Pearce J, 2007. “Put on a jacket, you wuss”: Cultural identities and air pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Environment and Planning A 39, 2883-2898.


  • Pearce J, Dorling D, Wheeler B, Barnett R, Rigby J, 2006. Geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-2001: the gap widens. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 30, 461-466.
  • Pearce J, Dorling D, 2006, The place of population change in explaining geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, International Journal of Epidemiology 35, 1099-1100.
  • Barnett R, Pearce J, Howes P, 2006. ‘Help, educate, encourage?’: Geographical variations in the provision and utilisation of diabetes education in New Zealand. Social Science and Medicine 63, 1228-1243.
  • Pearce J, Dorling D, 2006, Increasing geographical inequalities in health in New Zealand, 1980-2001, International Journal of Epidemiology 35, 597-603.
  • Barnett R, Barnett P, Pearce J and Howes P, 2006, Preventing the human time bomb? Barriers to utilising diabetes education in Christchurch, New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 30, 275-278.
  • Pearce J, Kingham S, Zawar-Reza P, 2006, Every breath you take? Environmental justice and air pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand, Environment and Planning A, 38, 919-938.
  • Pearce J, Witten K, Bartie P, 2006, Neighbourhoods and health: a GIS approach to measuring community resource accessibility, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 60, 389-395.
  • Pearce J, Barnett R, Kingham S, 2006, Slip! Slap! Slop! Cutaneous malignant melanoma incidence and social status in New Zealand, 1995-2000, Health and Place 12, 239-252.


  • Wilson J G, Kingham S, Pearce J, Sturman A P, 2005. A review of intra-urban variations in particulate air pollution: implications for epidemiological research. Atmospheric Environment 39, 6444-6462.
  • Zawar-Reza P, Kingham S, Pearce J, 2005, Evaluation of a year-long dispersion modelling of PM10 using the mesoscale model TAPM for Christchurch, New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment 349, 249-259.
  • Pearce J, Boyle P, 2005, Is the urban excess in lung cancer in Scotland explained by patterns of smoking? Social Science and Medicine 60, 2833-2843.
  • Pearce J, Boyle P, 2005, Examining the relationship between lung cancer and radon in small areas across Scotland. Health and Place 11, 275-282.
  • Barnett R, Pearce J, Moon G, 2005, Does social inequality matter? Assessing the effects of changing ethnic socio-economic disparities on Maori smoking in New Zealand, 1981-96. Social Science and Medicine 60, 1515-1526.
  • Wilson JG, Kingham S, Sturman A, Pearce J, 2005. Intraurban particulate air pollution and restricted activity days in New Zealand school children. Epidemiology 16, S136-S136 (Abstract).


  • Pearce J, Boyle P, Flowerdew R, 2003, Predicting smoking behaviour in census output areas across Scotland, Health and Place 9, 139-149.
  • Pearce J, 2003, Emerging new research on the geography of health and impairment, Health and Place 9, 107-108.


  • Flowerdew R, Pearce J, 2001, Linking point and area data to model primary school performance indicators, Geographical and Environmental Modeling 5, 23-41.


  • Pearce J, 2000, Techniques for defining school catchment areas for comparison with census data, Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 24, 283-303.