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

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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.


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

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

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

Summers, J., Kvalsvig, A., Telfar Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Harwood, M., Wilson, N., & Baker, M. G. (2023). Improvements and persisting challenges in COVID-19 response compared with 1918–19 influenza pandemic response, New Zealand (Aotearoa) [Historical review]. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 29(9), 1827-1836. doi: 10.3201/eid2909.221265

Wilson, N., Telfar Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Kvalsvig, A., Halley, C., Kerr, J., & Jarman, J. (2023). Poor ventilation in public transport settings in Aotearoa NZ: New data for buses and trains. The Briefing, (10 July). Retrieved from

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