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Health Sciences profile

Dr Sarah Bierre

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsPhD (Otago), BA(Hons. 1st Class) (Victoria)
Research summaryHousing and Health


Dr Sarah Bierre is a Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago and part of He Kāinga Oranga – The Housing and Health Research Programme. She has a BA(Hons) in politics and geography from Victoria University and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago.

In her research she uses qualitative and critical methodologies to look at how housing policy, politics and law create and alleviate inequalities in access to affordable, secure, and decent housing, with a focus on the rental sector.

Her most recent work looks at the politics and narratives of rental housing standards, the consequences and experiences of eviction, and the function of the Tenancy Tribunal. Sarah is available to supervise Masters and PhD students in similar areas of research.