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+64 4 918 6046
Research Fellow
Department of Public Health (Wellington)
MA International Relations BA (Hons) Art History, International Relations, Asian Studies
Research summary
Housing and health


Jenny is a Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, and He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research programme. She has worked on urban change and local governance issues as part of the Resilient Urban Futures programme, and is part of the Ending Homelessness in New Zealand: Housing First research programme. Her research interests include governance dynamics, sustainability, and homelessness policy, as well as a strong interest in the arts, critical theory, and international relations.


Ombler, J., Jiang, T., Fraser, B., Nelson, J., McMinn, C., Hawkes, K., … Pehi, T., Aspinall, C., Bierre, S., … Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2024). Five-year post-housing outcomes for a Housing First cohort in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal on Homelessness, 4(1), 1-17. doi: 10.5206/ijoh.2023.3.16747 Journal - Research Article

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Keall, M., Pierse, N., Baker, M. G., Cunningham, C., … Aspinall, C., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., … Chisholm, E., Davies, C., Fougere, G., Fraser, B., Fyfe, C., Grant, L., … Halley, C., Logan-Riley, A., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., … Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., Toy-Cronin, B., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2024). He Kāinga Oranga: Reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 54(3), 290-315. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2023.2170427 Journal - Research Other

Fraser, B., Chun, S., Pehi, T., Jiang, T., Johnson, E., Ombler, J., … Pierse, N. (2023). Post-housing first outcomes amongst a cohort of formerly homeless youth in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 53(5), 656-672. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2088572 Journal - Research Article

Pierse, N., Ombler, J., Chun, S., Fraser, B., White, M., Aspinall, C., … Howden-Chapman, P., … Jiang, T., & Atatoa-Carr, P. E. (2022). Two-year post-housing outcomes for a Housing First cohort in Aotearoa New Zealand. European Journal of Homelessness, 16(2), 121-144. Retrieved from Journal - Research Article

Olin, C. V., Berghan, J., Thompson-Fawcett, M., Ivory, V., Witten, K., Howden-Chapman, P., … O'Sullivan, K. C., Keall, M., Ombler, J., & Hinckson, E. (2022). Inclusive and collective urban home spaces: The future of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellbeing, Space & Society, 3, 100080. doi: 10.1016/j.wss.2022.100080 Journal - Research Article

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