Dr Sarah Bierre is a Research Fellow with the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago and part of He Kāinga Oranga – Housing and Health Research Programme. She has a BA(Hons) in politics and geography from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago.
In her research she uses qualitative and critical methodologies to look at how housing policy, politics and law create and alleviate inequalities in access to affordable, secure, and decent housing, with a focus on the rental sector.
Her most recent work looks at the politics and narratives of rental housing standards, the experiences and consequences of eviction, and the function of the Tenancy Tribunal.
Sarah is available to supervise Master's and PhD students in similar areas of research.
- 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.
- (2008).Constructing housing quality, health, and private rental housing: a critical analysis (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago.