- 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.
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- World Health Organization (Eds.).WHO Housing and health guidelines - Recommendations to promote healthy housing for a sustainable and equitable future.World Health Organization.
The WHO Housing and health guidelines bring together the most recent evidence to provide practical recommendations to reduce the health burden due to unsafe and substandard housing.
- Preval, N. Amore, K. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Oliver, J.Housing, energy and health in resilient cities.In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities.(pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
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- Abrahamse, W. Muggeridge, D. Beetham, J. Grams, M.Increasing active travel: results of a quasi-experimental pre-post study of an intervention to encourage walking and cycling.Journal of Epidemiology and Community Healthdoi:10.1136/jech-2015-205466