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Health Sciences profile

Dr Ramona Tiatia

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsMA (Applied) Social Science Research
Research summaryHealth and housing


Ramona works with the He Kainga Oranga/Healthy Housing Programme. She currently holds an HRC Postdoctoral Fellowship studying housing. Her work includes developing an app for houses and households (A4HH).

Ramona is also a member of the University of Otago Pacific Academic Staff Caucus.


Doyle, H., Pierse, N., Tiatia, R., Williamson, D., Baker, M., & Crane, J. (2018). The effect of the oral probiotic Streptococcus salivarius (K12) on Group A streptococcus pharyngitis: A pragmatic trial in schools. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 37(7), 619-623. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001847

Egan, R., MacLeod, R., Tiatia, R., Wood, S., Mountier, J., & Walker, R. (2014). Spiritual care and kidney disease in NZ: A qualitative study with New Zealand renal specialists. Nephrology, 19(11), 708-713. doi: 10.1111/nep.12323

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Viggers, H., Tiatia, R., & Cunningham, C. (2016). Housing inequalities. The Lens, 2(1), 6-7.