• Thomas, S., Bennett, J., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Purdie, G., Upton, A., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Descriptive analysis of group A Streptococcus in skin swabs and acute rheumatic fever, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010–2016. Lancet Regional Health: Western Pacific8, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100101
  • Bennett, J., Zhang, J., Leung, W., Jack, S., Oliver, J., Webb, R., … Sika-Paotonu, D., Harwood, M., & Baker, M. G. (2021). Rising ethnic inequalities in acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, New Zealand, 2000-2018. Emerging Infectious Diseases27(1), 36-46. doi: 10.3201/eid2701.191791
  • Guiney, H., Keall, M., & Machado, L. (2021). Volunteering in older adulthood is associated with activity engagement and cognitive functioning. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition28(2), 253-269. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2020.1743230
  • Robertson, O., Nathan, K., Howden-Chapman, P., Baker, M. G., Atatoa Carr, P., & Pierse, N. (2021). Residential mobility for a national cohort of New Zealand-born children by area socioeconomic deprivation level and ethnic group. BMJ Open, 11, e039706. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039706
  • Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2021). What is a mixed-tenure community? Views from New Zealand practitioners and implications for researchers. Urban Policy & Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08111146.2020.1863780
  • Baum, F., Freeman, T., Musolino, C., Abramovitz, M., De Ceukelaire, W., Flavel, J., … Howden-Chapman, P., … Villar, E. (2021). Explaining covid-19 performance: What factors might predict national responses? BMJ, 372, n91. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n91 [Commentary].
  • von Benzon, N., & O’Sullivan, K. (2021). Analysing ‘messy’ data. In N. von Benzon, M. Holton, C. Wilkinson & S. Wilkinson (Eds.), Creative methods for human geographers. (pp. 351-364). London, UK: Sage.


  • 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
  • Shaw, C., Boulic, M., Longley, I., Mitchell, T., Pierse, N., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). The association between indoor and outdoor NO2 levels: A case study in 50 residences in an urban neighbourhood in New Zealand. Sustainable Cities & Society56, 102093. doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102093
  • Bierre, S., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Telling stories: The role of narratives in rental housing policy change in New Zealand. Housing Studies35(1), 29-49. doi: 10.1080/02673037.2017.1363379
  • Fyfe, C., Telfar Barnard, L. Howden-Chapman, P., Douwes, J.  Association between home insulation and hospital admission rates: retrospective cohort study using linked data from a national intervention programme. British Medical Journal, 2020, 371, m4571 | doi: 10.1136/bmj.m4571
  • Coulson, G., Moore, J., Waa, A., Kearns, R., Witten, K., Batstone, C., … Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Toward a framework for resilience assessments: Working across cultures, disciplines, and scales in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Cities2, 11. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2020.00011
  • Rivera-Muñoz, G. & Howden-Chapman, P. Structural Adjustment & Post-Disaster Housing Recovery: A Critical Analysis of the Case of the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 & 2011, Health Education and Behavior, in press.
  • Telfar Barnard, L., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N. Renting poorer housing: Ecological relationships between tenure, dwelling condition, and income, and housing-sensitive hospitalisations in a developed country. Health Education and Behavior, in press.
  • Pierse, N., White, M., Ombler, J., Davis, C., Chisholm, C., Baker, M. Howden-Chapman, P. Well Homes Initiative: A home-based initiative to address housing-related ill health. Health Education and Behavior, 2020, 1-9, DOI:10.1177/10901981
  • Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P. Well Homes Initiative: A home-based intervention to address housing-related ill health. Health Education and Behavior, in press.
  • Howden-Chapman, P. & Pierse, N. Commentary on Housing, health and wellbeing in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Health Education and Behavior, in press.
  • Rangiwhetu, l., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P. Public housing and well-being: Evaluation frameworks to influence policy. Health Education and Behavior, in press.
  • Gatzweiler, F., Fu, B., Rozenblat, C., Jenny Su, H-Jen., Luginaah, I., Corburn, J., Boufford, J.I., Valdes, J.V., Nguendo-Yongsi, B., Howden-Chapman, P., Singh, R. B., Cooper, R., Oni, T., Zhu, Y-G. COVID-19 reveals the systematic nature of urban health globally: Commentary and Debate. Cities and Health,
  • Keall, M., Tupara, H., Pierse, N., Wilkie, M., Baker, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Cunningham, C. Study protocol of a randomized controlled trial of home modification to prevent home fall injuries in houses with Māori occupants. MDPI Methods and Protocols, 2020
  • Randal, E., Shaw, C., Woodward, A., Howden-Chapman, P., Macmillan, A., Hosking, J., Chapman, R., Waa, A., Keall, M., Fairness in transport policy: a new approach to applying distributive justice theories, Sustainability, 2020, 12
  • Robertson, O., Nathan, K., Howden-Chapman, P. Baker, M., Atatoa-Carr, P., Pierse, N. Changes in area deprivation by moves for New Zealand children. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, British Medical Journal, 2020.
  • 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
  • Werna, E., Siri, J. G., Tan, D. T., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). As safe as houses? Why standards for urban development matter. Cities & Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/23748834.2020.1747826
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Whitwell, K., & Chapman, R. (2020). Evaluating natural experiments to measure the co-benefits of urban policy interventions to reduce carbon emissions in New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment700, 134408. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134408
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bennett, J., Davy, P., Trompetter, B., Yang, Yu, Pierse, N., Boulic, M. Phipps, R., and Howden-Chapman, P.  Sources of indoor air pollution at a New Zealand urban primary school, Atmospheric Pollution Research, 2020, 10, 2, 435-444,
  • Teariki, M. A., Tiatia, R., O’Sullivan, K., Puloka, V., Signal, L., Shearer, I., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2020). Beyond home: Exploring energy poverty among youth in four diverse Pacific island states. Energy Research & Social Science70, 101638. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2020.101638


  • O’Sullivan, K. C. (2019). Health impacts of energy poverty and cold indoor temperature. In J. Nriagu (Ed.), Encyclopedia of environmental health. (2nd ed.) (pp. 436-443). Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.11566-0
  • Nathan, K., Robertson, O., Atatoa-Carr, P., Howden-Chapman, P. Pierse, N. Residential mobility and socioemotional behavioural difficulties in a preschool population cohort of New Zealand children, 2019 doi :10.1136/jech-2019-212436.
  • Viggers, H., Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Wickens, K., Ingham, T., Davies, C., Chapman, R., Crane, J. Effect of an electricity voucher on electricity use. Energy Policy, 2019, 134, 110985.
  • O’Sullivan, K. & Howden-Chapman, P. Mixing methods, maximizing results: use of mixed methods research to investigate policy solutions for fuel poverty and energy vulnerability. Sage Mixed Methods Research, 2019,
  • Ombler, J., Fariu-Ariki, P., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Lawson Te-Aho, Aspinall, C. A Principles Framework for Taking Action on Māori/Indigenous Homelessness in Aotearoa/New Zealand, SSM Population Health, 2019,
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Whitwell, K. & Chapman, R. Evaluating natural experiments to measure the co-benefits of urban policy interventions to reduce carbon emissions in New Zealand, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 700:134408, [CR 4.90]
  • Ingham, T.R., Keall, M., Jones, B., Aldridge, D., Latimer, M., Dowell, A., Davies, C., Crane, J., Draper, J.B., Bailey, L.O., Viggers, H., Stanley, T.V., Leadbitter,P., Howden-Chapman, P. Damp mouldy housing and early childhood hospital admissions for acute respiratory infection: a case control study. Thorax, 2019, 74: 849–857. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2018-212979
  • Pierse N., Ombler J., White M., Aspinall C., McMinn C., Atatoa-Carr P., Nelson J., Hawkes K., Fraser B., Cook H. & Howden-Chapman P., Service usage by a New Zealand Housing First cohort prior to being housed, SSM, Population Health, 2019, doi:
  • Walker, G.J., Stelzer‐Braid, S., Shorter, C., Honeywill, C., Wynn, M., Willenborg, C., Barnes, P., Kang, J., Pierse, N., Crane, J., Howden-Chapman, P. & Rawlinson, W.D. Viruses associated with acute respiratory infection in a community‐based cohort of healthy New Zealand children, 2019,
  • Telfar Barnard, L., Bennett, J., Robinson Andrew, Hailes A, Ombler J, Howden-Chapman P. Evidence base for a housing warrant of fitness. Sage Open Medicine, 2019, 7, 1-17.
  • Chisholm, E., Pierse, N., Davies, C., Howden-Chapman, P. Promoting health through housing improvements, education and advocacy: lessons from staff involved in Wellington’s Healthy Housing Initiative, Health Promotion Journal Australia, 2019, 00, 1-9, doi: 10.1002/hpja.247.
  • Preval, N., Ombler, J. Grimes, A., Keall, M. Howden-Chapman, P. Policy failure and success: a Trans-Tasman comparison of two insulation subsidy schemes, Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform, 2019, 26, 1., 51-65.
  • Elinor Chisholm, Michael Keall, Julie Bennett, Anaru Marshall, Lucy Telfar-Barnard, Louise Thornley, Philippa Howden-Chapman (2019). Why don’t owners improve their homes? Results from a survey following a housing warrant-of-fitness assessment for health and safety. Australian and NZ Journal of Public Health 2019, 43, 221-227.


  • Michael D. Keall, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Nevil Pierse, Chris W. Cunningham Michael G. Baker Lessons Learned from Implementing a Programme of Home Modifications to Prevent Falls amongst the General Population  Safety 20184(2), 26;
  • Chapman, R., Keall, M., Howden-Chapman, P., Grams, M., Witten, K., Randal, E., Woodward, A.   A Cost Benefit Analysis of an Active Travel Intervention with Health and Carbon Emission Reduction Benefits. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15, 962.
  • Thompson, M.A., Howden-Chapman, P. and Fougere, G., Policy changes: Kiribati migration and settlement. Policy Quarterly, 2018, 13, 2, pp.82-87.
  • Keall, M.D., Shaw, C., Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P. Reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from an intervention to promote cycling and walking: A case study from New Zealand, Transportation Research Part D, 2018, 65, 687-696
  • Teariki, M.A., Tiatia, R., O’Sullivan, K., Villami, Signal, L., Howden-Chapman, P. Energy poverty among children and young people in the Pacific, Energy and Buildings, in revision.
  • Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P., Fougere, G. Tenants’ responses to substandard housing: Hidden and invisible power and the failure of rental housing regulation, Housing Theory and Society, 2018,
  • Rangiwhetu, L., Pierse, N., Viggers, H., & Howden-Chapman, P. Cold New Zealand Council Housing Getting an Upgrade. Policy Quarterly, 2018, 14, 2,65-33.
  • Keall, M., Shaw, C., Chapman, R., Abrahamse, W., Howden-Chapman, P. Are people who already cycle and walk benefit more responsive to an active travel intervention? Journal of Transport & Health, 2018.
  • Nilsson, M., Griggs, D., McCollum, D., Chisholm, E., Howden-Chapman, P. Messerli, P., Neumann, B., Visbeck, M., Stafford-Smith, M. Mapping interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals : lessons learned and ways forward. Sustainability Science, 2018, 6, 1499-1503.[CR 3.429] .




  • Howden-Chapman, Philippa, Kate Amore, Sarah Bierre, Elinor Chisholm, Anna Hamer-Adams, Jenny Ombler, and Kimberley O’Sullivan. 2015. “What Effect Will the 2015 Budget Have on Housing?” Policy Quarterly 11 (3): 13–19.
  • Keall, M. D., N. Pierse, P. Howden-Chapman, C. Cunningham, M. Cunningham, J. Guria and M. G. Baker (2015). “Home modifications to reduce injuries from falls in the Home Injury Prevention Intervention (HIPI) study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial.” The Lancet 385: 231–238
  • Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand using multiple data sources.Epidemiology & Infection, 143(1), 167-177. doi: 10.1017/s0950268814000296
  • O’Sullivan, K Howden-Chapman, P, and G Fougere. 2015.  Fuel poverty, policy, and equity in New Zealand: The promise of prepayment metering, Energy Research & Social Science 7 (2015) 99–107


  • Bierre, S., Mark, B., Howden-Chapman, P.  2014. Decent Expectations? The Use and Interpretation of Housing Standards in Tenancy Tribunals in New Zealand. New Zealand University Law Review Vol,26 No2, PP153-185
  • Howden-Chapman, P, Rosemary Goodyear, Amber L. Pearson, Elinor Chisholm, Kate Amore, Graciela Rivera-Munoz, and E. Woodbury. 2014. “Rebuilding Christchurch: A Case of the Inverse Care Law.” In Once in a Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster in Christchurch, edited by Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson, and Ryan Reynolds. Christchurch: Freerange Press.



  • Baker, M., Telfar-Barnard, L., Kvalsvig, A., Verrall, A., Zhang, J., Keall, M., Wilson, N., Wall, T. Howden-Chapman, P. Increasing incidence and inequalities in infectious diseases in a developed country. The Lancet, 2012, D-11-03603R2.
  • The distribution of household crowding in New Zealand: An analysis based on 1991 to 2006 Census data Michael Baker, Rosemary Goodyear, Lucy Telfar Barnard, Philippa Howden-Chapman. He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, 2012


  • Amore, K., Baker, M., Howden-Chapman, P. A critical review of the ETHOS definition and classification of homelessness, European Journal of Homelessness, 2011, 5, 2, 19-37.
  • Carroll, P., Casswell, S., Howden-Chapman, P. The Widening Gap: perceptions of poverty and income inequalities and implications of population health. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, 2011, 37,1-12..
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Chandola, T., Stafford, M., Marmot, M. Does housing predict mental health status in older people in Whitehall II? BMC Public Health, 2011,11:682 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-682..
  • Howden-Chapman, P, Chapman, R., Capon, A, Wilson, N. Carbon pricing is a health protection policy, Australian Medical Journal, 2011, 195, 6, 311-312..
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Hales, S., Chapman, R. & Shaw, C. Improving air quality: co-benefits for the urban system, Air Quality and Climate Change, 2011, 45,4,19-23.
  • Howden-Chapman P., Crane, J., Chapman, R. & Fougere, G. Improving health through community-based housing interventions, International Journal of Public Health, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s00038-011-0287-z ..
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., Chapman, H., O’Sullivan, K., Telfar-Barnard, K., Lloyd, B. Tackling cold housing and fuel poverty in New Zealand: a review of policies, research and health impacts. Energy Policy, Fuel Poverty comes of age: 21 years of research into fuel poverty, 2011, doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.09.044 .
  • Keall, M., Guria, J., Howden-Chapman, P. Estimation of the social costs of home injury, Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2011, 43, 998-1002.O’Sullivan, K., Howden-Chapman, P., Fougere, G. Making the connection: the relationship between fuel poverty, electricity disconnection and prepayment metering. Energy Policy, 2011; 39: 733-741. .
  • O’Sullivan, K., Howden-Chapman, P., Fougere, G. Making the connection: the relationship between fuel poverty, electricity disconnection and prepayment metering. Energy Policy, 2011; 39: 733-741.
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of the Warm Up New Zealand : Heat Smart Programme Arthur Grimes, Tim Denne, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Richard Arnold, Lucy Telfar-Barnard, Nicholas Preval and Chris Young. A report prepared for Ministry of Economic Development, October 2011 Revised June 2012
  • Warming Up New Zealand: Impacts of the New Zealand Insulation Fund on Metered Household Energy Use (pdf) Arthur Grimes, Chris Young, Richard Arnold, Tim Denne, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Nicholas Preval and Lucy Telfar-Barnard. A report prepared for Ministry of Economic Development, October 2011
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Ruthe, C. & Crichton, S. Habitable houses: lessons learned? In The Leaky Building Crisis: Understanding the issues. Wellington, Thomson Reuters, 2011, 303-315.
  • Lucy Telfar Barnard, Nick Preval, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Richard Arnold, Chris Young, Arthur Grimes, and Tim Denne. 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 (pdf) – A report prepared for Ministry of Economic Development, October 2011


  • Chapman, R. Howden-Chapman, P. Urban form and transport; the transition to resilient cities Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (Eds.) Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand. Wellington, Steele Roberts, 2010, pp 7-17.
  • Close-contact infectious diseases in New Zealand: Trends and ethnic inequalities in hospitalisations, 1989-2008. (PDF) Michael Baker, Lucy Telfar Barnard, Jane Zhang, Ayesha Verrall, Philippa Howden-Chapman. A report prepared for the Maori Health Directorate, Ministry of Health, June 2010.
  • Preval, N. Chapman, R. Howden-Chapman, P. For whom the city? Housing and locational preferences in New Zealand. Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (Eds.) Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand. Wellington, Steele Roberts, 2010, pp 34-51.
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (Eds.) Sizing up the City: Urban form and transport in New Zealand. Wellington, Steele Roberts, 2010.
  • Howden-Chapman, P. et al.(2010). Climate change and human health: Impact and adaptation issues for New Zealand. In: Climate change adaptation in New Zealand: Future scenarios and some sectoral perspectives. Nottage, R.A.C. et al, (eds). NZ Climate Change Centre, Wellington, pp 112-121.
  • Hales S, Blakely T, Foster RH, Baker MG, Howden-Chapman P. Seasonal patterns of mortality in relation to social factors. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 2010, doi:10.1136/jech.2010.111864. .
  • Howden-Chapman, P. Evidence-based politics: How successful are government reviews as policy instruments to reduce health inequalities? Social Science and Medicine, 2010, 1240-1243..
  • Keall, M., Baker, M., Howden-Chapman, P. Cunningham, M, Ormandy, D. Assessing housing quality and its impact on health, safety and sustainability. JECH, 2010, 64: 765 – 771..
  • Preval, N., Chapman, R., Pierse, N., Howden-Chapman, P. and the Housing, Heating and Health Team. Evaluating Energy, Health and Carbon Co-benefits from Improved Domestic Space Heating: A Randomised Community Trial. Energy Policy, 2010, 38; 9:3965-3972. .
  • Zhao, P. & Howden-Chapman, P. Social inequalities in mobility: the impact of the hukou system on migrants’ job accessibility and commuting costs in Bejing. International Development & Planning Review, 2010, 32, 3-4, 363-384. doi:10.3228/idpr.2010.13.
  • Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., et al., Retrofitting housing with insulation: a cost-benefit analysis of a randomised community trial. JECH, 2009; 63: 271- 277.


  • Howden-Chapman, P., Viggers, H., Chapman, R., et al., Warm Homes: drivers of demand for heating in the residential sector in New Zealand. Energy Policy, 2009, 37, 3387-3399..
  • Pene, G., Peita, M., Howden-Chapman, P. Living the Tokelauan way in New Zealand, Social Policy Journal, 2009, 35, 79-92.
  • Howden-Chapman, P., Bennett, J., Siebers, R. (Eds) Do damp and mould matter? Health impact of leaky homes. Wellington, Steele Roberts, 2009, 172p [ISBN 978-1-877448-89-8].
  • Taranaki home injury hazards study article in “Build” magazine (PDF). Dr Michael Keall, Dr Venugopal Kamalesh, Associate Professor Michael Baker and Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman. 2009




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