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Elinor Chisholm, Department of Public Health 

PhD (Otago), MPhil (Cambridge), BA(Hons. 1st Class) (Victoria).

Senior Research Fellow; HHRPDSC3137__2_Eli_photo

Contact details 

Phone 64 4 918 6150
Fax 64 4 389 5319
Email elinor.chisholm@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities 

Elinor is a Senior Research Fellow for the Housing and Health Research Programme at the University of Otago, Wellington. She completed doctoral research in 2016 on individual and collective action for healthy housing in New Zealand. She is currently working on research projects looking at housing quality assessment, rental housing regulation, and the effect of housing interventions on health.

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Publications

Chisholm, E., Bierre, S., Davies, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). 'That house was a home': Qualitative evidence from New Zealand on the connections between rental housing eviction and poor health outcomes. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.526

Fraser, B., White, M., Cook, H., Chisholm, E., Ombler, J., Chun, S., … Pierse, N. (2021). Service usage of a cohort of formerly homeless women in Aotearoa New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 15, 100842. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100842

Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). What is a mixed-tenure community? Views from New Zealand practitioners and implications for researchers. Urban Policy & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1863780

Rangiwhetu, L. J., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Public housing and well-being: Evaluation frameworks to influence policy. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 825-835. doi: 10.1177/1090198120917095

Pierse, N., White, M., Ombler, J., Davis, C., Chisholm, E., Baker, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Well Homes Initiative: A home-based intervention to address housing-related ill health. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 836-844. doi: 10.1177/1090198120911612

Howden-Chapman, P., Siri, J., Chisholm, E., Chapman, R., Doll, C. N. H., & Capon, A. (2017). SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. In D. J. Griggs, M. Nilsson, A. Stevance & D. McCollum (Eds.), A Guide to SDG Interactions: From Science to Implementation. (pp. 84-126). Paris, France: International Council for Science. doi: 10.24948/2017.01

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Chisholm, E., Bierre, S., Davies, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). 'That house was a home': Qualitative evidence from New Zealand on the connections between rental housing eviction and poor health outcomes. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hpja.526

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). What is a mixed-tenure community? Views from New Zealand practitioners and implications for researchers. Urban Policy & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1863780

Journal - Research Article

Fraser, B., White, M., Cook, H., Chisholm, E., Ombler, J., Chun, S., … Pierse, N. (2021). Service usage of a cohort of formerly homeless women in Aotearoa New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 15, 100842. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100842

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2020). Tenants’ responses to substandard housing: Hidden and invisible power and the failure of rental housing regulation. Housing, Theory & Society, 37(2), 139-161. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2018.1538019

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Perceived benefits and risks of developing mixed communities in New Zealand: Implementer perspectives. Urban Research & Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17535069.2020.1801831

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., Davies, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Promoting health through housing improvements, education and advocacy: Lessons from staff involved in Wellington's Healthy Housing Initiative. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 31, 7-15. doi: 10.1002/hpja.247

Journal - Research Article

Pierse, N., White, M., Ombler, J., Davis, C., Chisholm, E., Baker, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Well Homes Initiative: A home-based intervention to address housing-related ill health. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 836-844. doi: 10.1177/1090198120911612

Journal - Research Article

Rangiwhetu, L. J., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Public housing and well-being: Evaluation frameworks to influence policy. Health Education & Behavior, 47(6), 825-835. doi: 10.1177/1090198120917095

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Keall, M., Bennett, J., Marshall, A., Telfar-Barnard, L., Thornley, L., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Why don't owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 43(3), 221-227. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

Journal - Research Article

Fraser, B., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Cook, H. (2019). LGBTIQ+ homelessness: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 16(15), 2677. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16152677

Journal - Research Article

Nilsson, M., Chisholm, E., Griggs, D., Howden-Chapman, P., McCollum, D., Messerli, P., … Stafford-Smith, M. (2018). Mapping interactions between the sustainable development goals: Lessons learned and ways forward. Sustainability Science, 13, 1489-1503. doi: 10.1007/s11625-018-0604-z

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., & O'Sullivan, K. (2017). Using Twitter to explore (un)healthy housing: Learning from the #Characterbuildings Campaign in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(11), 1424. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111424

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2017). Renting in New Zealand: Perspectives from tenant advocates. Kōtuitui, 12(1), 95-110. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1272471

Journal - Research Article

Howden-Chapman, P., Roebbel, N., & Chisholm, E. (2017). Setting housing standards to improve global health. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health, 14(12), 1542. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121542

Journal - Research Article

Bennett, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Keall, M., & Baker, M. G. (2016). Towards an agreed quality standard for rental housing: Field testing of a New Zealand housing WOF tool. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(5), 405-411. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12519

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E. (2016). Renter activism in New Zealand, 1916-2016. Labour History Project Bulletin, 68(November), 20-27.

Journal - Research Article

Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2016). The application of Hirschman’s exit-voice framework to housing studies: A review and some ways forward. Housing, Theory & Society, 33(4), 381-402. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2016.1188849

Journal - Research Article

Howden-Chapman, P., O'Sullivan, K., Bierre, S., Chisholm, E., Hamer-Adams, A., Ombler, J., & Amore, K. (2015). What effect will the 2015 budget have on housing? Policy Quarterly, 11(3), 13-19.

Journal - Research Article

O'Sullivan, K. C., & Chisholm, E. (2020). Baby it's hot outside: Balancing health risks and energy efficiency when parenting during extreme heat events. Energy Research & Social Science, 66, 101480. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101480

Journal - Research Other

Chisholm, E. (2016). Working for better rental housing in New Zealand. Global Tenant, (April), 14.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Chisholm, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2018). Mixed tenure communities in New Zealand: Drivers and challenges, benefits and concerns. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB): Housing Sustainability in Urban Areas. (pp. 27). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/iceerb-2018

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Fraser, B., Cook, H., Pierse, N., & Chisholm, E. (2018). An holistic conceptualisation of LBGTIQ+ homelessness. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB): Housing Sustainability in Urban Areas. (pp. 28). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/iceerb-2018

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Rangiwhetu, L., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., Randal, E., & Short, I. (2018). Evaluating the Tamaki regeneration. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB): Housing Sustainability in Urban Areas. (pp. 41). Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/iceerb-2018

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Bennett, J., Birchfield, D., Rissel, Z., Featherstone, L., Cutler-Welsh, M., Moore, T., … Keall, M., Baker, M., Chisholm, E., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2014). Towards a minimum housing standard for rentals: Results from New Zealand's first warrant of fitness pre-test. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 45). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Chisholm, E. (2014). The home front: How renters contribute to public health. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 234). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Chisholm, E. (2018, December). A century of activism for better rental housing in Aotearoa New Zealand: Methods, achievements, and challenges. Verbal presentation at the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: The Future in the Past, Wellington, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Chisholm, E. (2016). Individual and collective action for healthy rental housing in New Zealand: An historical and contemporary study (PhD). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6627

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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