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Maddie White, Department of Public Health

Maddie White-20180514-thumbnail 186 x 230BSc, MAppSt

Assistant Research Fellow; Housing and Health Research Programme, Centre for Sustainable Cities

Contact details 

Tel +64 4 918 5478
Fax +64 4 389 5319
Email: maddie.white@otago.ac.nz

Research interests and activities 

Maddie works as a kairuruku tuarua (Assistant Research Fellow) with He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. Her work is based around collaborating with other researchers and community groups in the collection, analysis and reporting of both operational and outcomes data to assist in the evaluation of housing interventions. She is currently working with Well Homes as part of her work with the SHELTER (Safe Housing Enabling Long Term Effective Recovery) study. Well Homes assists whānau with home interventions to prevent rehospitalisation of children with housing-related hospitalisations. Her role is to work with others in her team to help community partners understand the effects of receiving these interventions for the whānau involved. Maddie also works with the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) as part of the MBIE funded research programme ‘Ending Homelessness in New Zealand: Housing First’.

Maddie has a strong interest in the use of survey and administrative data in health research, with particular interest in how these can be used within community-based participatory research to reduce health inequities. She is also interested in continuing research around tobacco control, looking in particular at cessation attempts and outcomes using survey data.