Elinor Chisholm is a qualitative and historical researcher with a particular interest in housing, urban form, power and the social determinants of health. Her current research projects focus on mixed-tenure redevelopment, experiences of eviction and forced moves, and the impact of Healthy Housing Initiatives.


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 Australia31, 7-15. doi: 10.1002/hpja.247

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

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 & Society37(2), 139-161. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2018.1538019

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 Science66, 101480. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101480

Fraser, B., Pierse, N., Chisholm, E., & Cook, H. (2019). LGBTIQ+ homelessness: A review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health16(15), 2677. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16152677

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 Health43(3), 221-227. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12895

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 Science13, 1489-1503. doi: 10.1007/s11625-018-0604-z

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 Health14(11), 1424. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14111424

Howden-Chapman, P., Roebbel, N., & Chisholm, E. (2017). Setting housing standards to improve global health. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health14(12), 1542. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121542

Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., & Fougere, G. (2017). Renting in New Zealand: Perspectives from tenant advocates. Kōtuitui12(1), 95-110. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1272471

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

Chisholm, E. (2016). Renter activism in New Zealand, 1916-2016. Labour History Project Bulletin68(November), 20-27.

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 Health40(5), 405-411. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12519

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 & Society33(4), 381-402. doi: 10.1080/14036096.2016.1188849

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 Quarterly11(3), 13-19.