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Jenny Ombler, Department of Public Health

Profile_Jenny_OmblerMA International Relations
BA (Hons) Art History, International Relations, Asian Studies

Research Fellow, Resilient Urban Futures Programme, New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities

Contact details

Tel +64 4 918 6046
Email jenny.ombler@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities

Jenny is a Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities, and He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research programme. She has worked on urban change and local governance issues as part of the Resilient Urban Futures programme, and is part of the Ending Homelessness in New Zealand: Housing First research programme. Her research interests include governance dynamics, sustainability, and homelessness policy, as well as a strong interest in the arts, critical theory, and international relations.

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Publications

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

Ombler, J. (2021). The border as a ‘broken middle’: Pursuing an ethical approach to bordering. Geopolitics, 26(2), 564-588. doi: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1600507

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

Blaschke, P., Chapman, R., Gyde, E., Howden-Chapman, P., Ombler, J., Pedersen Zari, M., Perry, M., & Randal, E. (2019). Green space in Wellington's central city: Current provision, and design for future wellbeing. Commissioned by Wellington City Council. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. 96p. Retrieved from http://sustainablecities.org.nz/2019/12/report-green-space-in-wellingtons-central-city/

Ombler, J. (2019). The Housing First research programme. Proceedings of the New Zealand's Population Conference: Population Change in Aotearoa New Zealand: People, Places and Well-being. (pp. 34-35). Retrieved from https://population.org.nz

Blaschke, P., Chapman, R., Gyde, E., Howden-Chapman, P., Ombler, J., Pedersen Zari, M., Perry, M., & Randal, E. (2019). Green space in Wellington's central city: Current provision, and design for future wellbeing. Commissioned by Wellington City Council. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. 96p. Retrieved from http://sustainablecities.org.nz/2019/12/report-green-space-in-wellingtons-central-city/

Commissioned Report for External Body

Ombler, J. & Donovan, S. (2017, April). What does art have to do with public health, and how can they work together? Public Health Expert blog. Retrieved from https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/pubhealthexpert/2017/04/10/what-does-art-have-to-do-with-public-health-and-how-can-they-work-together/

Other Research Output

Howden-Chapman, P., Early, L., & Ombler, J. (Eds.). (2017). Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 178p.

Edited Book - Research

Kebbell, S., & Ombler, J. (2019). Nudging towards urban walkability in a car-dependent New Zealand neighbourhood. In M. Jones, L. Rice & F. Meraz (Eds.), Designing for health & wellbeing: Home, city, society. (pp. 87-108). Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Howden-Chapman, P., Ombler, J., Early, L., & Chapman, R. (2017). Introduction. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 7-14). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ombler, J., Howden-Chapman, P., & Early, L. (2017). Conclusion. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 143-145). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ombler, J., Russell, M., & Rivera-Muñoz, G. (2017). Governance, democracy and environmental risk: Preparing for the future. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 41-50). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Early, L., Howden-Chapman, P., Russell, M., Hamer-Adams, A., & Ombler, J. (2015). Introduction. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 7-14). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ombler, J. (2015). Share an idea: Collaborative community engagement in Christchurch. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 140). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa. [Case Study].

Chapter in Book - Research

Russell, M., Early, L., Hamer-Adams, A., & Ombler, J. (2015). Wellington. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 92-128). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Russell, M., Early, L., Ombler, J., & Hamer-Adams, A. (2015). Dunedin. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 170-203). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

Russell, M., Early, L., Ombler, J., & Hamer-Adams, A. (2015). Hamilton. In L. Early, P. Howden-Chapman & M. Russell (Eds.), Drivers of urban change. (pp. 56-90). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

Chapter in Book - Research

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

Ombler, J. (2021). The border as a ‘broken middle’: Pursuing an ethical approach to bordering. Geopolitics, 26(2), 564-588. doi: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1600507

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

Lawson-Te Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., Howden-Chapman, P., & Pierse, N. (2019). A principles framework for taking action on Māori/Indigenous homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand. SSM Population Health, 8, 100450. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100450

Journal - Research Article

Pierse, N., Ombler, J., White, M., Aspinall, C., McMinn, C., Atatoa-Carr, P., … Fraser, B., Cook, H., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Service usage by a New Zealand Housing First cohort prior to being housed. SSM Population Health, 8, 100432. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2019.100432

Journal - Research Article

Preval, N., Ombler, J., Grimes, A., Keall, M., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Government failure and success: A trans-Tasman comparison of two insulation subsidy schemes. Agenda, 26(1), 51-65.

Journal - Research Article

Telfar-Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Robinson, A., Hailes, A., Ombler, J., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2019). Evidence base for a housing warrant of fitness. SAGE Open Medicine, 7. doi: 10.1177/2050312119843028

Journal - Research Article

Atatoa Carr, P., Pawar, S., Graham, R., McMinn, C., Nelson, J., Ombler, J., & Pierse, N. (2018). Housing first in Hamilton: Who were first housed? Parity, 31(10), 56-58.

Journal - Research Article

Ombler, J., & Donovan, S. (2018). Rejuvenating radical potential through transdisciplinarity: Art and public health. Counterfutures, 5, 165-192. doi: 10.26686/cf.v5i0.6402

Journal - Research Article

Ombler, J., Russell, M., & Rivera-Muñoz, G. (2016). Local councils and public consultation: Extending the reach of democracy. Policy Quarterly, 12(4), 20-27.

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

Ombler, J., Atatoa-Carr, P., Nelson, J., Howden-Chapman, P., Lawson Te-Aho, K., Fariu-Ariki, P., Cook, H., Aspinall, C., … Pierse, N. (2017). Ending homelessness in New Zealand: Housing first research programme [Update]. Parity, 30(10), 5-7.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Ombler, J. (2019). The Housing First research programme. Proceedings of the New Zealand's Population Conference: Population Change in Aotearoa New Zealand: People, Places and Well-being. (pp. 34-35). Retrieved from https://population.org.nz

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ombler, J. (2018). Love's work: Emancipating politics. Proceedings of the New Zealand Political Studies Association (NZPSA) Annual Conference: Representation and Responsibility. (pp. 41-42). Retrieved from https://nzpsa.com

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Pierse, N., Ombler, J., Aspinall, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2017). Homelessness in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 12th European Research Conference on Homelessness. Retrieved from http://www.feantsa.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ombler, J. A. (2017, September). Hardening, insecurity, and reconfiguring the border as a broken middle. Verbal presentation at the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations: The Politics of International Studies in an Age of Crises, Barcelona, Spain.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Ombler, J. (2016). Emancipating space from the conditions of violence: The broken middle and inaugurated mourning in Israel and Palestine (MA). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/5435

Awarded Masters Degree

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