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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Jenny Ombler

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Public Health (Wellington)
QualificationsMA International Relations BA (Hons) Art History, International Relations, Asian Studies
Research summaryHousing and health

Research

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.

Publications

Kebbell, S., & Ombler, J. (2019). Nudging towards urban walkability in a car-dependent New Zealand neighbourhood. In M. Jones, L. Rice & F. Meraz (Eds.), Designing for health & wellbeing: Home, city, society. (pp. 87-108). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Lawson-Te Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). A principles framework for taking action on Māori/Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100450

Pierse, N., Ombler, J., White, M., Aspinall, C., McMinn, C., Atatoa-Carr, P., … Fraser, B., Cook, H., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Service usage by a New Zealand Housing First cohort prior to being housed. SSM Population Health, 8, 100432. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100432

Ombler, J. (2019). The border as a ‘broken middle’: Pursuing an ethical approach to bordering. Geopolitics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1600507

Preval, N., Ombler, J., Grimes, A., Keall, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Government failure and success: A trans-Tasman comparison of two insulation subsidy schemes. Agenda, 26(1), 51-65.

Edited Book - Research

Howden-Chapman, P., Early, L., & Ombler, J. (Eds.). (2017). Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 178p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Kebbell, S., & Ombler, J. (2019). Nudging towards urban walkability in a car-dependent New Zealand neighbourhood. In M. Jones, L. Rice & F. Meraz (Eds.), Designing for health & wellbeing: Home, city, society. (pp. 87-108). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Howden-Chapman, P., Ombler, J., Early, L., & Chapman, R. (2017). Introduction. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 7-14). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

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.

Ombler, J., Howden-Chapman, P., & Early, L. (2017). Conclusion. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 143-145). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Ombler, J., & Russell, M. (2017). Governance, democracy and environmental risk: Preparing for the future. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 41-50). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Russell, M., Early, L., Ombler, J., & Hamer-Adams, A. (2015). Dunedin. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 170-203). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Early, L., Howden-Chapman, P., Russell, M., Hamer-Adams, A., & Ombler, J. (2015). Introduction. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 7-14). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Russell, M., Early, L., Hamer-Adams, A., & Ombler, J. (2015). Wellington. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 92-128). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Russell, M., Early, L., Ombler, J., & Hamer-Adams, A. (2015). Hamilton. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 56-90). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Ombler, J. (2015). Share an idea: Collaborative community engagement in Christchurch. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 140). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa. [Case Study].

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Journal - Research Article

Lawson-Te Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). A principles framework for taking action on Māori/Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100450

Preval, N., Ombler, J., Grimes, A., Keall, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Government failure and success: A trans-Tasman comparison of two insulation subsidy schemes. Agenda, 26(1), 51-65.

Ombler, J. (2019). The border as a ‘broken middle’: Pursuing an ethical approach to bordering. Geopolitics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1600507

Pierse, N., Ombler, J., White, M., Aspinall, C., McMinn, C., Atatoa-Carr, P., … Fraser, B., Cook, H., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Service usage by a New Zealand Housing First cohort prior to being housed. SSM Population Health, 8, 100432. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100432

Telfar-Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Robinson, A., Hailes, A., Ombler, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Evidence base for a housing warrant of fitness. SAGE Open Medicine, 7. doi: 10.1177/2050312119843028

Ombler, J., & Donovan, S. (2018). Rejuvenating radical potential through transdisciplinarity: Art and public health. Counterfutures, (5), 165-192.

Atatoa Carr, P., Pawar, S., Graham, R., McMinn, C., Nelson, J., Ombler, J., & Pierse, N. (2018). Housing first in Hamilton: Who were first housed? Parity, 31(10), 56-58.

Ombler, J., Russell, M., & Rivera-Muñoz, G. (2016). Local councils and public consultation: Extending the reach of democracy. Policy Quarterly, 12(4), 20-27.

Howden-Chapman, P., O'Sullivan, K., Bierre, S., Chisholm, E., Hamer-Adams, A., Ombler, J., & Amore, K. (2015). What effect will the 2015 budget have on housing? Policy Quarterly, 11(3), 13-19.

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