About the author

Post-doctoral research fellow with He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme, at the University of Otago, Wellington.

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In the media

Falconer, E. 2017. “Home sweet rental home.” RNZ, 5 January. http://www.radionz.co.nz/stories/201829248/home-sweet-rental-home

2016. “Rights for renters: Elinor Chisholm.” RNZ, 25 July. http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/201809590/rights-for-renters-elinor-chisholm

Edwards, B. 2015. “Blue-Green battle over housing crisis and RMA.” NBR, January 23. https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/nz-politics-daily-blue-green-battle-over-housing-crisis-and-rma-be-167732

Edwards, M. 2014. “National’s dangerous social housing plans.” New Zealand Herald, 7 November. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11354900


Chisholm, E., P. Howden-Chapman, and G. Fougere. 2017. “Renting in New Zealand: Perspectives from Tenant Advocates.” Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online 12 (2). Taylor & Francis: 1–16. doi:10.1080/1177083X.2016.1272471.

Chisholm, E., P. Howden-Chapman, and G. Fougere. 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.

Chisholm, E. 2016. “Renter activism in New Zealand, 1916-2016.” Labour History Project Bulletin 68 (November): 20–27.

Bennett, J., P. Howden-Chapman, E. Chisholm, M. Keall, and M. Baker. 2016. “Towards an Agreed Quality Standard for Rental Housing: Field Testing of a New Zealand Housing WOF Tool.” Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 40 (5): 405–11. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12519.

Chisholm, E. 2016. “Working for better rental housing in New Zealand.” Global Tenant: International Union of Tenants’ Quarterly Magazine. (April).

Chisholm, E. 2016. Individual and Collective Action for Healthy Rental Housing in New Zealand: An Historical and Contemporary Study [Doctoral Thesis]. Wellington: University of Otago.

Howden-Chapman, P., K. Amore, S. Bierre, E. Chisholm, A. Hamer-Adams, J. Ombler, and K. O’Sullivan. 2015. “What Effect Will the 2015 Budget Have on Housing?” Policy Quarterly 11 (3): 13–19.

Howden-Chapman, P, Rosemary Goodyear, Amber L. Pearson, Elinor Chisholm, Kate Amore, Graciela Rivera-Munoz, and E. Woodbury. 2014. “Rebuilding Christchurch: A case of the inverse care law.” In Once in a Lifetime: City-Building After Disaster in Christchurch, edited by Barnaby Bennett, James Dann, Emma Johnson, and Ryan Reynolds. Christchurch: Freerange Press. 

Chisholm, E. 2014. “Distortions in policy on dogs.” Otago Daily Times, January 27. http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/289348/distortions-policy-dogs.

Chisholm, E, and Howden-Chapman, P. 2014. “Housing policy will destabilise life for Children.” Dominion Post, April 3. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/9899516/Housing-policy-will-destabilise-life-for-children.

Chisholm, E., S. Bierre, and P. Howden-Chapman. 2013. “$1m-plus in Unclaimed Bonds.” Dominion Post, October 29. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/residential-property/9335953/1m-plus-in-unclaimed-bonds.

Chisholm, E. 2009. “Fonterra in Latin America: A Case Study of a New Zealand Company Abroad.” Political Science 61 (1): 19–32. doi:10.1177/00323187090610010301.

Ladley, A., and E. Chisholm. 2008. “Who Cut the Apron Strings and When? Adopting the Statute of Westminster in New Zealand in 1947.” Political Science 60 (2): 15–40. doi:10.1177/003231870806000203.

Chisholm, E. 2005. “MPs, The Media, And The Televising Of Parliament.” Political Science 57 (2): 65–73. doi:10.1177/003231870505700207.



Chisholm, E. 2017. “Why private tenants do not report substandard housing: causes, implications and interventions.” In Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne: Centre for Urban Research, RMIT.

Chisholm, E. 2016. “Contemporary and historical collective action by New Zealand renters: At The Housing Crisis for Renters. Auckland: New Zealand Fabian Society, 20 October.

Chisholm, E. 2016. “A century of tenant activism in New Zealand.” At Renters Resisting: Labour History Project Annual General Meeting. Wellington: Labour History Project, 21 July.

Chisholm, E. 2015. “Social housing reform in historical and international context.” At Affordable Housing: Myths, Realities and Hopes for the Future conference. Wellington: Department of Public Health, University of Otago.

Chisholm, E. 2013. “‘They Are Uprooting Our People’: Gentrification and Resistance in New Zealand.” At Urban Commons: Moving Beyond State and Market Conference. Berlin: Humboldt-Universität.