Howden-Chapman in 2007.
|Alma mater||University of Auckland|
|Known for||Research into housing insulation and heating in New Zealand|
|Awards||Public Health Champion 2006|
Joan Metge medal
Prime Minister's Science Prize
|Fields||Public health, housing, social housing, health inequality, fuel poverty|
|Institutions||University of Otago, Wellington|
|Website||Staff page |
Alternative staff page
Google Scholar page
She has conducted a number of high-profile randomised control trials into various aspects of housing and health, in the process helping to build the evidence base for the later New Zealand-wide insulation programme. Howden-Chapman's Healthy Housing group conducted an analysis of the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart programme which showed that overall it "will have a net benefit of $951 million dollars, and a highly favourable benefit cost ratio of 3.9:1."
Howden-Chapman is the current chair of the WHO Housing and Health Guideline Development Group. She is also director of He Kainga Orana, the Housing and Health Research Programme examining the link between housing quality and health, based in the University of Otago, New Zealand. With a strong interest in reducing inequalities in the determinants of health, Howden-Chapman's research aims to identify and evaluate housing-related interventions to improve individual, family and community health. Her research has had a major influence on housing, health and energy policy in New Zealand.
Howden-Chapman was named the Supreme Winner of NEXT Woman of the Year 2018 for her advocacy for healthy, warm and dry homes in New Zealand.
- Howden-Chapman, P. & Penelope Carroll (eds.) (2004). Housing and Health. Steele Roberts. ISBN 1-877338-17-6
- Howden-Chapman, P., Stuart, K. & Chapman, R. (eds.) (2010). Sizing up the City: Urban Form and Transport in New Zealand. Steele Roberts. ISBN 9781877448904
- Bierre, S., Philippa Howden-Chapman & Lisa Early (eds.) (2013). Homes People Can Afford: How to Improve Housing in New Zealand. Steele Roberts. ISBN 978-1-927242-25-4
- Howden-Chapman, P. (2015). Home truths: Confronting New Zealand's housing crisis. Wellington, New Zealand: Bridget Williams Books, 116p. doi: 10.7810/9780947492335
- "Public Health Champion 2006 – Philippa Howden-Chapman". Public Health Association of New Zealand. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
- "Dame Joan Metge Medal". The Royal Society of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "The Liley Medal". Health Research Council of New Zealand. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Morton, Jamie (2 December 2014). "Prestigious science prize awarded to housing champion". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
- "New Year Honours 2009" (14 January 2009) 4 The New Zealand Gazette 87.
- "Philippa Howden-Chapman". New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman, Department of Public Health". University of Otago. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Evaluation of Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart". Healthy Housing / He Kainga Oranga. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Solutions to Child Poverty". Office of the Children's Commission. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Leading Otago researchers elected as Royal Society Fellows". Otago University Bulletin Board. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Royal Society of New Zealand (20 November 2013). "Top researchers, scholars elected Fellows of Royal Society". dunedin.scoop.nz (Press release). Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Chapman, Wallace (7 December 2014). "Social scientist wins PM's Science Prize". Radio New Zealand National. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
- "Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman – Healthy Housing – He Kainga Oranga". www.healthyhousing.org.nz. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
- "NEXT Woman Of The Year 2018 Revealed". Now To Love. Retrieved 2018-10-12.