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Health Sciences profile

Dr Paul Blaschke

PositionProfessional Practice Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (UOW)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryHealth and the environment

Research

Paul is an ecologist by training. He is experienced in a wide range of applied ecology and environmental health issues in New Zealand, including ecological restoration, community involvement in environmental issues, relationships between environmental quality and human health, sustainable land management, conservation policy, and land resource investigation.

Paul worked in several public sector organisations before becoming a private consultant in 1999. He has convened the DPH Health and the Environment course since 2010, combining part-time university teaching at Otago and Victoria Universities with his independent environmental consultancy.

Current research interests:
Characterisation of ecosystem services, especially in urban areas
Health and wellbeing benefits of contact with nature and natural areas
Multiple uses of urban green and open spaces
Use of Health Impact Analysis within Resource Management Act processes.

Publications

Wilson, N., McIntyre, M., Blaschke, P., Muellner, P., Mansoor, O. D., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Potential public health benefits from eradicating rats in New Zealand cities and a tentative research agenda. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2017.1343193

Wilson, N., Blaschke, P., Thomson, G., Nghiem, N., & Horrocks, J. (2015). Public health aspects of feral deer, goats and pigs in New Zealand: A review to inform eradication decisions. New Zealand Geographer, 71(3), 177-188. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12086

Meurk, C. D., Blaschke, P. M., & Simcock, R. C. (2013). Ecosystem services in New Zealand cities. In J. Dymond (Ed.), Ecosystem services in New Zealand: Conditions and trends. (pp. 254-273). Lincoln, New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua Press.

Blaschke, P. (2013). Health and wellbeing benefits of conservation in New Zealand. Science for Conservation, 321, 1-37.

Blaschke, P. M., Kearsley, G. W., & Higham, J. E. S. (1997). Management of the Environmental Effects Associated with the Tourism Sector: Review of Literature on Environmental Effects. Wellington: Office of the Commissioner for the Environment, 73p.

Authored Book - Research

Blaschke, P. M., Kearsley, G. W., & Higham, J. E. S. (1997). Management of the Environmental Effects Associated with the Tourism Sector: Review of Literature on Environmental Effects. Wellington: Office of the Commissioner for the Environment, 73p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Meurk, C. D., Blaschke, P. M., & Simcock, R. C. (2013). Ecosystem services in New Zealand cities. In J. Dymond (Ed.), Ecosystem services in New Zealand: Conditions and trends. (pp. 254-273). Lincoln, New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Wilson, N., McIntyre, M., Blaschke, P., Muellner, P., Mansoor, O. D., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Potential public health benefits from eradicating rats in New Zealand cities and a tentative research agenda. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2017.1343193

Wilson, N., Blaschke, P., Thomson, G., Nghiem, N., & Horrocks, J. (2015). Public health aspects of feral deer, goats and pigs in New Zealand: A review to inform eradication decisions. New Zealand Geographer, 71(3), 177-188. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12086

Blaschke, P. (2013). Health and wellbeing benefits of conservation in New Zealand. Science for Conservation, 321, 1-37.

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