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Brodie Fraser 2021 imageBA, MPOLS, PhD(Otago)He Kāinga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme
Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Fraser's research primarily focuses on Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ communities' experiences of housing and homelessness. Their PhD was the first in Aotearoa to explore experiences of homelessness amongst people who identify as Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+. Their postdoctoral fellowship explores housing instability amongst this community, using both qualitative and quantitative data in order to guide policy and practice. They are also involved in projects looking at homelessness and Housing First, children and young people's experiences of the housing support system, and public housing in Aotearoa.

Dr Fraser has a background in political science, and their previous research has looked at modes of political participation amongst LGBTIQ+ youth. They have experience working in parliamentary politics, and have a strong activist background. As a member of the LGBTIQ+ community, they are passionate about promoting equity and have been working and volunteering in the community for over a decade.


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

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

Fraser, B., Chisholm, E., & Pierse, N. (2023). “There’s no room for falling apart:” Takatāpui/LGBTIQ+ people's experiences of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 2253431, 1-28. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2023.2253431

Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., & Fraser, B. (2023). Housing and urban regeneration in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Briefing, (21 February). Retrieved from

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

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