Kimberley is a Senior Research Fellow at the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities and He Kāinga Oranga / Housing and Health Programme, Te Whare Wānanga Otāgo ki Pōneke, University of Otago, Wellington, where she has been undertaking energy and health research since 2008.
Kimberley’s research explores the relationships between energy poverty (fuel poverty), energy use behaviours, energy efficiency of housing and buildings, and the important interactions of these with health and wellbeing. Kim is currently leading research exploring the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on home energy use in New Zealand and health outcomes of the Winter Energy Payment, and is a collaborator on an international project exploring energy poverty in Canada. She holds a Marsden Fast Start research grant Heating Up, Cooling Off: Household management of summer heat flows. She has experience in energy poverty and health research, consumer experiences and impacts of prepay electricity, involving young people in the research process, and exploring energy use among people who work from home. Kim has expertise in the design and use of qualitative methods, surveys, mixed methods, and participatory research methods; linking and integrating diverse datasets to produce robust evidence on the extent and health impacts of energy poverty; and pioneering digital research methods for public health and energy research.
Kim is Deputy Director of the Public Housing and Urban Regeneration: Maximising Wellbeing research programme.
- Hinckson, E. Duncan, S. Ka’ai, K. Ivory, V. Yates, A.Submission on Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD).NZ Centre for Sustainable Cities, AUT, Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge, Wellington
- Preval, N. Amore, K. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Oliver, J.Housing, energy and health in resilient cities.In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities.(pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.
- Rotmann, S. Ambrose, A. Karlin, B. Forster, H. Mundaca, L.To what Extent has Covid‑19 Impacted Hard‑to‑reach Energy Audiences?BEHAVE 2020-2021the 6th European Conference on Behaviour Change for Energy Efficiency193-197.