Eli Chisholm

Elinor Chisholm

BA(Hons.) (Victoria University of Wellington), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Otago),

Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago, Wellington

Eli is a Senior Research Fellow with He Kāinga Oranga - Housing and Health Research Programme. She conducts qualitative and historical research. She is currently working on projects about mixed tenure communities, eviction, and the effect of housing interventions on health.

Key publications

  1. Howden-Chapman P Crane J Keall M Pierse N Baker MG Cunningham C Amore K Aspinall C Bennett J Bierre S Boulic M Chapman R Chisholm E Davies C Fougere G Fraser B
    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
    Volume 54, 2024
  2. Nilsson, M. Griggs, D. McCollum, D. Messerli, P. Neumann, B. Visbeck, M. Stafford-Smith, M.
    Mapping interactions between the Sustainable Development Goals : lessons learned and ways forward.
    Sustainability Science,
    6, 1499-1503.
  3. Siri, J. Chapman, R. Doll, C.N.H. Capon, A.
    SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
    In D. J. Griggs, M. Nilsson, A. Stevance & D. McCollum (Eds.), A Guide to SDG Interactions: From Science to Implementation.
    (pp. 84-126). Paris, France: International Council for Science. doi: 10.24948/2017.01
  4. (2017).
    Renting in New Zealand: Perspectives from tenant advocates.
    12(1), 95-110. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2016.1272471.
  5. (2017).
    Setting housing standards to improve global health.
    International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health,
    14(12), 1542. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14121542
  6. (2016).
    The Application of Hirschman’s Exit-Voice Framework to Housing Studies: A Review and Some Ways Forward.
    Housing, Theory and Society,
    33 (4), 381–402. doi:10.1080/14036096.2016.1188849.
  7. (2016).
    Individual and collective action to improve rental housing in New Zealand: an historical and contemporary study (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago.
  8. Goodyear, R. Pearson, A.L. Rivera-Muñoz, G. Woodbury, E.
    Rebuilding Christchurch: A Case of the Inverse Care Law.
    In B. Bennett, J. Dann, E. Johnson & R. Reynolds (Eds.), Once in a Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster in Christchurch.
    (pp.190-198). Christchurch: Freerange Press.
  9. Fraser B Chisholm E Pierse N
    “There’s no room for falling apart:” Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people’s experiences of homelessness in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 2023
    Abstract Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people’s experiences of homelessness remain poorly understood in Aotearoa New Zealand. Using data from semi-structured interviews with eight people who identified as Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + and had experienced homelessness, this paper explores their experiences while homeless. The analysis showed the necessity of strength of character, how Takatāpui/LGBTIQ + people presented a different self in order to be accepted, the different strategies used to survive, the importance of implementing boundaries for self-protection, and missed points of intervention and support. Our findings show how participants were failed by the housing support system, and had to rely on themselves and their communities during periods of homelessness.