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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


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Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Public Health (Wellington)
Associate Professor Nevil Pierse


The shortage of affordable housing in Aotearoa New Zealand has led to a cascade of housing related issues, causing poorer health and well-being outcomes. Public housing and its effects on individual and community well-being in Aotearoa is poorly understood. We are looking for a master's candidate to contribute research on the comparative economic and social effectiveness of differing public housing and urban regeneration models to increase well-being outcomes.

We offer a Master of Public Health student to join the New Zealand Centre of Sustainable Cities at the University of Otago (Wellington campus). This is an opportunity to join a New Zealand first, applying a well-being framework to large-scale public housing initiatives, where mana whenua, iwi and Māori urban authorities are major partners with the Crown and local government.

Through this master's course you will produce a 40,000-word thesis, conducting qualitative narrative interviews, analysing the data to compare findings from the IDI (Integrated Data Infrastructure).

Student applicants will need to have a strong academic record and high motivation (though public housing experience is also valued).Register your interest

Please send a copy of your CV, academic transcripts and cover letter to:

Kate Murphy
Programme Manager


Kate Murphy
Tel 022 588 0084

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