Prof Simon Kingham

Prof Simon Kingham

University of Canterbury

Simon Kingham is a Professor of geography at the University of Canterbury, where he also directs the Geohealth Laboratory. In February 2018 he became the Ministry of Transport’s first (and only) Chief Science Advisor, to which he is seconded two days a week. He has researched widely in issues related to environment, health and wellbeing. The first 15 years saw a strong focus on air pollution exposure and health, but more recently, the focus has been on the urban built environment and wellbeing.

Web tools and Projects we developed

  • Open-NEM

    The live tracker of the Australian electricity market.

  • Paris Equity Check

    This website is based on a Nature Climate Change study that compares Nationally Determined Contributions with equitable national emissions trajectories in line with the five categories of equity outlined by the IPCC.

  • liveMAGICC Climate Model

    Run one of the most popular reduced-complexity climate carbon cycle models online. Used by IPCC, UNEP GAP reports and numerous scientific publications.

  • NDC & INDC Factsheets

    Check out our analysis of all the post-2020 targets that countries announced under the Paris Agreement.