Child poverty and health:

Turner, N., & Asher, I.

5 May, 2014

The future health and wellbeing of any country is dependent on the well-being of its children. A much greater proportion of New Zealand children are affected by poverty now than 2-3 decades ago, with accompanying ill health.

Results from a rental housing warrant of fitness pre-test:

Bennett, J., Chisholm, E., Hansen, R., & Howden-Chapman, P.

5 May, 2014

Housing is one of the key material determinants of health and well-being; shelter is a fundamental human need. New Zealand housing is of a lower quality than most OECD countries and several national surveys and research studies have shown that private rental housing is in poorer condition than either social housing, or houses that are owner occupied.

2013 Census QuickStats about housing:

Statistics New Zealand.

30 April, 2014

Information about a variety of topics related to housing in New Zealand, at both a national and regional level.

Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies: An analysis of 217 New Zealand online comments:

Oliver, J., Thomson, G and Wilson, N.

3 March, 2014

We aimed to identify what themes could be found in online discussions provoked by news articles on smokefree outdoor public areas in New Zealand, and to explore the potential utility of this data source for public health research more generally.

Infectious disease attributable to household crowding in NZ: A systematic review and burden of disease estimate rates:

Baker, M., McDonald, A., Shang, J., & Howden-Chapman, P.

12 December, 2013

The incidence of serious infectious diseases (IDs), notably respiratory, skin and enteric infections, is increasing in New Zealand (NZ).

Challenges for Tokelau families with family members with asthma or COPD in maintaining a healthy environment:

Pene, G.

26 August, 2013

We spend more than 75% of our time indoors, so keeping the houses of people with asthma and COPD warm and dry is crucial for maintaining their health.

Smoking cessation knowledge, attitudes and barriers among junior doctors at Middlemore Hospital:

Hotu, S.

24 March, 2013

Smoking contributes to death and disease for many New Zealanders. The majority of smokers want to quit, and chances of success increase with the number of quit attempts if supported by treatment.

Housing improvements for health and associated socio-economic outcomes:

Thompson, H., Thomas, S., Sellstrom, E., & Pettigrew, M.

28 February, 2013

The well established links between poor housing and poor health indicate that housing improvement may be an important mechanism through which public investment can lead to health improvement.

Protecting child health from smoking: Developing a smartphone application for research on observed smoking in vehicles:

Thomson, G.

26 February, 2013

This project will develop and trial a smartphone application to extend public health observation methods.

​Prognostic value of bronchiectasis in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease:

Martinez-Garcia, M., Carrillo, D., Soler-Cataluna, J., Donat-Sanz, Y., Serra, P., Lerma, M., et al.

7 February, 2013

Objectives: To assess the prognostic value of bronchiectasis in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD.