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Lucy Telfar-Barnard PhD, Senior Research Fellow; He Kainga Oranga – Housing and Health Research Programme, HEIRU 

Contact details

Tel +64 4 832 3576

Research interests and activities

Lucy's research interests cover seasonal and cold-temperature related morbidity and mortality; respiratory disease epidemiology; housing quality; tenancy law; and implementation of the WHO Healthy Housing Guidelines.

She produces the biennial Impact of Respiratory Disease report for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, and is currently on the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. Lucy also co-ordinates He Kāinga Oranga’s WHO Collaborating Centre on Housing and wellbeing.


Telfar-Barnard, L., Baker, M., Howden-Chapman, P., & Wilson, N. (2024). Surviving winter: NZ's journey through 145 years of seasonal survival: New study. The Briefing, (9 May). Retrieved from Journal - Research Other

Fraser, B., Aspinall, C., Chisholm, E., Ombler, J., Bierre, S., Telfar-Barnard, L., Johnson, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2024). A snapshot of a fragmented landscape: Homelessness law and policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. In C. Bevan (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of global perspectives on homelessness, law & policy. (pp. 500-516). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003274056-35 Chapter in Book - Research

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 Journal - Research Other

Telfar-Barnard, L., Baker, M. G., Wilson, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2023). The rise and fall of excess winter mortality in New Zealand from 1876 to 2020. International Journal of Biometeorology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00484-023-02573-6 Journal - Research Article

Fyfe, C., Telfar Barnard, L., Howden-Chapman, P., & Bennett, J. (2023). An examination of the growth of Airbnb in New Zealand and its impact on the private rental housing market: 2016–2021. New Zealand Geographer. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/nzg.12375 Journal - Research Article

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