Caroline Fyfe

Caroline recently completed a PhD at the University of Otago examining the relationship between improving the thermal efficiency of housing and health outcomes of residents. Prior to this she completed a Master of Public Health degree on the cost effectiveness of Community Water Fluoridation in New Zealand at Massey University.

Caroline’s research interests revolve around the use of economic and geospatial analysis in the areas of health and the environment. She is currently working on an evaluation of the EECA Warmer Kiwi Homes heat pump subsidy programme and an examination of how COVID-1 9 has influenced the relationship between online accommodation sharing platforms, such as AirBnB, and the rental housing market.

Key publications

  1. He Kāinga Oranga: reflections on 25 years of measuring the improved health, wellbeing and sustainability of healthier housing.
    Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand,
  2. Donovan, G.H. Gatziolis, D. 't Mannetje, A. Weinkove, R. Douwes, J.
    An empirical test of the biodiversity hypothesis: Exposure to plant diversity is associated with a reduced risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
    Science of the Total Environment,
    768, 144627.
  3. Douwes, J. Haslett, S.
    Using ‘Big Data’ to conduct a quantitative study assessing the long-term impact of home insulation on residents’ health.
    International Medical Geography Symposium, Queenstown, New Zealand