Philippa Howden-Chapman, PhD

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Philippa Howden-Chapman, PhD
Professor, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand

Philippa Howden-Chapman, QSO, PhD, Dip Clin Psych, Dip Tchng, FRSNZ is a professor of public health at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand, where she teaches public policy. She is director of He Kainga 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 and sector agencies to provide an evidence base to inform 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 including the Queens Service Order, the Liley Medal and the Dame Joan Metge Medal. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. In 2014, she and the He Kainga Oranga team were awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Prize. She was a member of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty and is currently the chair of the WHO Housing and Health International Guideline Development Group.