Clare Aspinall


Clare is currently a PhD student researching the transfer and evolution of Housing First in New Zealand. The study is part of a five-year research programme on the delivery and outcomes achieved by using Housing First in the New Zealand context, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. He Kainga Oranga has partnered with the People’s Project and Waikato University to establish the programme.

Clare has research interests in homelessness, issues with emergency and temporary housing and potential ways to address homelessness in New Zealand. She previously spent 13 years as a public health advisor with Regional Public Health specialising in housing and homelessness. She is the Vice Chair of Dwell Housing Trust and has 11 years governance experience in the Community Housing sector.

To obtain a Masters of Public Health she researched the boarding houses in the Wellington region. Anyone can live in a boarding house, can’t they? The advantages and disadvantages of boarding houses 


Vause, A. Aspinall, C. (2015). ‘Whole person approach’ used in complex TB case. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand * vol 21 no 8 * September

Aspinall,C. Cadman, A. Carrington, L. (2013) More than a landlord: Realising the potential of the community housing sector. In Sarah Bierre, Philippa Howden-Chapman & Lisa Early (ed.) Homes People Can Afford. How to Improve Housing in New Zealand. Steele Roberts Publishers.