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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Wellington
Qualification
Master’s
Department
Public Health (Wellington)
Supervisor
Associate Professor Nevil Pierse

Overview

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
Email kate.murphy@otago.ac.nz

Contact

Kate Murphy
Tel   022 588 0084
Email   kate.murphy@otago.ac.nz

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