- Co-director of He Kāinga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme
- Director of New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
- Professor of Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
- Director of Board of Kāinga Ora - homes and communities
- Chair of the ISC Scientific Committee for Health & Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment: a systems approach
Philippa Howden-Chapman is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, where she teaches public policy. She is the director of He Kāinga Oranga/ Housing and Health Research Programme and the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. She has conducted a number of randomised community housing trials in partnership with local communities, which have had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy. She has a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health and has published widely in this area, receiving a number of awards for her work. In 2014, Philippa and her research team were awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Prize. She was the first woman and the first social scientist to win the prize. She is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group and was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
- Gatzweiler, F. Fu, B. Rozenblat, C. Jenny Su, H-Jen. Luginaah, I. Corburn, J. Boufford, J.I. Valdes, J.V. Nguendo-Yongsi, B. Singh, R. Cooper, R. Oni, T. Zhu, Y-G.(2020).COVID-19 reveals the systematic nature of urban health globally: Commentary and Debate.Cities and Health,Online.
- Coulson, G Moore, J. Waa, A. Kearns, R. Witten, K. Batstone, C. Somervell, E. Olivares, G.(2020).Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand.Frontiers in Sustainable Cities,2. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011.
- Ingham, T.R. Jones, B. Aldridge, D. Latimer, M. Dowell, A. Davies, C. Draper, J.B. Bailey, L.O. Stanley, T.V. Leadbitter, P.(2019).Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study.Thorax,74: 849–857.
- Walker, G.J. Stelzer‐Braid, S. Honeywill, C. Wynn, M. Willenborg, C. Barnes, P. Kang, J. Rawlinson, W.D.(2019).Viruses associated with acute respiratory infection in a community‐based cohort of healthy New Zealand children.Journal of Medical Virology,Open access.
- (2018).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.
- Preval, N. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Davies, C. Oliver, J.(2017).Housing, energy and health in resilient cities.Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities,Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Jacobs, D.E. Ormandy, D. Cutler-Welsh, M. Preval N.(2017).Measuring the Effect of Housing Quality Interventions: The Case of the New Zealand “Rental Warrant of Fitness”.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,2017, 4.
- (Eds.), (2017).Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities.
- (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
- Sim, D. Stanley, J. Rowan, R. Harris Clark, I. Morris, L. The Waiopehu College 2015 Research Team(2017).Cool? Young people investigate living in cold housing and fuel poverty. A mixed methods action research study.Social Science and Medicine – Population Health,3, 66-74.
- (2014).Rebuilding Christchurch: A Case of the Inverse Care Law.In B. Bennett, J. Dann, E. Johnson & R. Reynolds (Eds.), Once in a Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster in Christchurch.(pp.190-198). Christchurch: Freerange Press.
- (2013).Unaffordable and unhealthyIn S. Bierre, P. Howden-Chapman & L. Early (Eds.), Homes people can afford: how to improve housing in New Zealand.Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa
- (2011).The impact of retrofitted insulation and new heaters on health services utilisation and costs, pharmaceutical costs and mortality; Evaluation of Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart.A report prepared for the Ministry of Economic Development.
- Ruthe, C. Crichton, S.(2011).Habitable houses: lessons learned?In The Leaky Building Crisis: Understanding the issues.(pp 303-15). Wellington: Thomson Reuters.
- Chapman, R. Capon, A. Wilson, N.(2011).Carbon pricing is a health protection policy.Medical Journal of Australia,195(6), 311-312. doi: 10.5694/mja11.10871.
- Chandola, T. Stafford, M. Marmot, M.(2011).Does housing predict mental health status in older people in Whitehall II?BMC Public Health,11:682 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-682.
- Carroll, P. Casswell, S. Huakau, J. Perry, P.(2011).The Widening Gap: perceptions of poverty and income inequalities and implications of population health.Social Policy Journal of New Zealand,2011, 37,1-12.
- (2010).Evidence-based politics: How successful are government reviews as policy instruments to reduce health inequalities?Social Science and Medicine,71(7):1240-1243. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.012
- et al.(2010).Climate change and human health: Impact and adaptation issues for New Zealand.In R.A.C. Nottage, D.S. Wratt, J.F. Bornman & K. Jones (Eds.),Climate change adaptation in New Zealand: Future scenarios and some sectoral perspectives.(pp 112-121). Wellington: NZ Climate Change Centre.
- Stuart, K. Chapman, R.(Eds.), (2010).Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand.Wellington: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Chapman, R.(2010).Urban form and transport; the transition to resilient cities.In Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (Eds.),Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand. (pp 7-17).Wellington: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- (2010).Close-contact infectious diseases in New Zealand: Trends and ethnic inequalities in hospitalisations,1989 to 2008 - 2nd EditionHe Kāinga Oranga/Housing & Health Research Programme University of Otago, Wellington.
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- Pene, G. Peita, M.(2009).Living the Tokelauan way in New Zealand.Social Policy Journal,35, 79-92.
- Nicholls, S. Cunningham, M. Phipps, R. Boulic, M. Fjallstrom, P. Free, S. Chapman, R. ... ...(2008).Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: randomised community study.
- Matheson, A. Cunningham, M. Blakely, T. Woodward, A. O’Dea, D. Kennedy, M. Waipara, N. Chapman, R. Davie, G.(2007).Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community.
- (2006).Housing, Crowding and Health Study: Characteristics of Cohort Members and their Hospitalisations – February 2003 to June 2005.He Kāinga Oranga / Housing & Health Research Programme Wellington School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
- Housing and Heating Research Team.(2006).Housing, Heating and Health Study: 2005/2006 Report One - Aims and methods.
- (2006)Book Review of “Housing, Fuel Poverty and Health: a Pan-European Analysis” By Jonathan D. Healy.ANZJPH2006-2 – 28
Book Review of “Housing, Fuel Poverty and Health: a Pan-European Analysis” By Jonathan D. Healy (PDF). Published by Ashgate, UK, 2004. ANZJPH 2006-2 – 28. Hardback, 250 pages with index.
- (2006).Population level policy options for increasing the prevalence of smokefree homes.Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health,60, 298-304, doi:10.1136/jech.2005.038091
- (2005).Attitudes to, and knowledge of, secondhand smoke in New Zealand homes and carsNew Zealand Medical Journal,118(1213).
- Matheson, A. Cunningham, M. Blakely, T. O’Dea, D. Woodward, A. Saville-Smith, A. Waipara, N.(2005).Retrofitting houses with insulation to reduce health inequalities: Aims and methods of a clustered, randomised community-based trialSocial Science and Medicine,61(12, 2600-2610.
- Lane, J. Siebers, R. Pene, G. Crane, J.(2005).Tokelau: a unique low allergen environment at sea level.Clinical and Experimental Allergy,35 479-482. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2222.2005.02202.
- Crampton, P. Blakely, T.(2004)Health system funding is already ‘needs-based’.The Dominion Post
Health system funding is already ‘needs-based’ (PDF). Dominion Post Newspaper, Tuesday March 9th 2004 . Crampton P, Blakely T, Howden-Chapman P
- Crampton, P. Rochford, T. Matheson, A. Signal, L. Blakely, T. Thompson, G. Martin, J. Robinson, J.(2004)A need for Māori and Pacific doctors.The Dominion Post
A need for more Maori and Pacific doctors (PDF). Dominion Post Newspaper, Thursday March 4th 2004.
- Matheson, A. Waipara, N. Blakely, T. Cunningham, M. Woodward, A. O’Dea, D. Douwes, J. Marshall, C. Skelton, P.(2002)A national study of the health effects of insulating homes: the baseline data (Report 2).University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
A national study of the health effects of insulating homes: the baseline data (Report 2), August 2002. He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme Department of Public Health Wellington
- Blakely, T. Cunningham, M. O’Dea, D. Woodward, A. Waipara, N. Douwes, J. Matheson, A. Marshall, C. Skelton, P.(2002)A national study of the health effects of insulating homes: the baseline data (Report 1).University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
A national study of the health effects of insulating homes: the baseline data (Report 1), March 2002. He Kāinga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme Department of Public Health Wellington S
- Wilson, N.(2000)Social Inequalities and Health: New Zealand 1999.Ministry of HealthChapter 7, Wellington, Ministry of Health, 2000, 133-146.
- Preval, N. Chapman, R.(2010).For whom the city? Housing and locational preferences in New Zealand.In Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (Eds.),Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand. (pp 34-51). Wellington: Steele Roberts.