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B.E (Hons), DPH, GradDipApplStatResearch Fellow; HHRPPhD student

Contact Details

Tel: +64 4 385 5541 ext 6847
Fax: +64 4 389 5319

Research Interests and Activities

Helen trained originally in engineering, and enjoys using quantitative skills in the realm of public health. She has worked on the Housing, Insulation and Health; and Housing, Heating and Health studies. She is currently working on the Warm Homes for Elder New Zealanders study.


Viggers, H. E. (2023). Feeling the chill: New Zealanders and our cold homes (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from

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., … Halley, C., … Olin, C., Ombler, J., O'Sullivan, K., Pehi, T., Penny, G., … Randal, E., Riggs, L., Robson, B., Ruru, J., Shaw, C., … Teariki, M. A., Telfar Barnard, L., Tiatia, R., … Viggers, H., … Zhang, W. (2023). 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. Advance online publication. [Review].

Viggers, H. E., Keall, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2022). Towards dwelling energy certification for New Zealand: Normalisation issues. Kōtuitui, 17(2), 206-223. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2021.1960866

O'Sullivan, K., & Viggers, H. (2021). Six ways to help fix energy hardship in New Zealand. Policy Quarterly, 17(4), 65-72. doi: 10.26686/pq.v17i4.7323

Viggers, H., Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Wickens, K., Ingham, T., Davies, C., … Crane, J. (2019). Effect of an electricity voucher on electricity use. Energy Policy, 134, 110985. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.110985

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