Keren Love - Master's project

The mode by which people choose to travel (car, public transport, walking, cycling) has important implications for climate change and other environmental outcomes, as well as health, social and economic wellbeing. While the relationship between the built environment and transport mode choice has been examined extensively in the literature, these relationships have not been examined specific to public housing tenants. As part of the Public Housing and Urban Regeneration: Maximising Wellbeing research programme, this research will use quantitative methods to describe the transport mode choices of people living in meshblocks consisting of predominantly public housing and compare these to the general population. Logistic regression analysis will also be used to explore relationships between the built environment and transport mode choice of this population of interest within the Wellington Region.

For further information, contact Keren Love - keren.love@vuw.ac.nz.

Rachel Dohig - Master's project

Rachel Dohig Student research

To control the spread of COVID-19, countries around the world have implemented various Public Health and Stay at Home Measures (PHSM) to different degrees. Aotearoa's strategy has resulted in three significant periods of Stay at Home orders to date since March 2020 (with one starting in August 2021 restricted to the Auckland region). To date limited research has described the impacts of these measures for tenants living in public housing around the world. In contrast to many places, the approach to Public Health and Stay at Home Measures in Aotearoa has attempted to prioritise equity and maintain wellbeing. Yet, to date no research has described the impacts for public housing tenants in Aotearoa. This grounded theory research project will use qualitative interviewing techniques to describe how public housing tenants' wellbeing can be supported during Public Health Stay and at Home Measures.

For further information, contact Rachel Dohig - rachel.dohig@postgrad.otago.ac.nz.