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Housing, Sustainability and the Environment Theme, Public Health Research

Ecology and Health  

See the Ecology and Health website or contact Mary McIntyre at mary.mcintyre@otago.ac.nz for further information.

He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme  

This Programme studies the relationship between housing, health, well-being, energy efficiency and climate change. It does this through community trials, cohorts and qualitative studies. Areas of focus include: temperature, dampness, crowding, injury-hazards, tenure, dwelling-condition, neighbourhood and other links in the causal chain between poor housing and ill health.

See the He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme website or contact Philippa Howden-Chapman at philippa.howden-chapman@otago.ac.nz for further information.

Neighbourhoods and Health  

This project analyses the association of neighbourhood properties (e.g. social fragmentation, access to community resources, walk ability) with a range of health outcomes (e.g. mental health, physical activity, mortality). Linked census-mortality data, survey data and in-depth qualitative data are all used. This project is part of the Health Inequalities Research Programme (HIRP).

See the Neighbourhoods and Health website or contact Vivienne Ivory at vivienne.ivory@otago.ac.nz for further information.

New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities  

The Centre is an inter-disciplinary research centre dedicated to providing a strong research base for innovative solutions to the economic, social, environmental and cultural development of our urban centres.

See the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities website or contact Philippa Howden-Chapman at philippa.howden-chapman@otago.ac.nz for further information.