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Dr Christina Severinsen

Senior Lecturer of Public Health

School of Health Sciences

Severinsen, C.A., Breheny, M.R., & Stephens, C. (2016). Ageing in unsuitable places. Housing Studies.

Phibbs, S.R., Good, G.G., Severinsen, C.A., Woodbury, E. & Williamson, K. (2015). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch Earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the Hyogo Framework for Action. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 19, 37-46.

Phibbs, S., Good, G., Severinsen, C.A., Woodbury, E. & Williamson, K. (2014). What about us? Reported experiences of disabled people related to the Christchurch earthquakes. Procedia Economics and Finance, 190-197. 

Severinsen, C.A. (2013). Housing pathways of camping ground residents in New Zealand. Housing Studies, 28(2), 74-94. 

Severinsen, C.A. & Howden-Chapman, P.L. (2013). The problem and politics of temporary housing. Housing,
Theory & Society. 

Severinsen, C.A. (2015). Tararua community needs assessment 2015. http://projecttararua.co.nz/assets/ community-needs-assesment.pdf

Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.A. & Walton, M. (2013). Utilising e-Learning environments to deliver inquiry-based learning. https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-hub/ good-practice-publication-grants-e-book/resources/books/inquiry-based-learning

Severinsen, C.A., Breheny, M.R., Stephens, C. (2014, October). Older people in ‘unsuitable’ housing. Proceedings of the NZ Population Health Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Phibbs, S., Good, G., Severinsen, C.A., Woodbury, E. & Williamson, K. (2014, June). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch Earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the Hyogo Framework for Action. IRDR Conference International Conference Centre, Beijing, China.

Severinsen, C.A. (2013, September). Marginally grounded: Pathways in and out of temporary housing in New Zealand camping grounds. Paper presented at the NZ PHA Conference, New Plymouth.

Severinsen, C.A., Phibbs, S.R. & Walton, M. (2013, September). Engaging undergraduate students in community health research. Paper presented at the NZ PHA Conference, New Plymouth.

Severinsen, C.A., Phibbs, S.R. & Walton, M. (2013, June). Inquiry-based learning in community health. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Economics, Psychology and Society, Beijing, China.

Severinsen, C.A., Woods, M. & Phibbs, S.R. (2012, September). An exploration of the impacts of a market ethos on aged residential care in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Housing Welfare and Public Policy International Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Severinsen, C.A. (2010). Marginally grounded: Camping ground residence in New Zealand (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Severinsen, C.A. (2006). A kaupapa Māori alcohol & drug service and whānau involvement (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.

Breheny, M., Severinsen, C.A., & Stephens, C. (2015, April). Ageing in unsuitable places. Paper presented at the IAGG Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Severinsen, C.A., & Breheny, M. (2014). Ageing in unsuitable places: Housing experiences of older adults. Paper presented at the ASBHM Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Phibbs, S.R., Woodbury, E., Good, G., Williamson, K., & Severinsen, C.A. (2014). One year later… Re-interviewing Christchurch participants after the earthquakes. Paper presented at the 2014 SAANZ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Phibbs, S.R., Woodbury, E., Good, G., Williamson, K., & Severinsen, C.A. (2014). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch earthquakes. Paper presented at the 2014 2nd Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference, Beijing, China.

PhD Public Health (University of Otago)

Qualitative public health research; community research; socioeconomic inequality and social exclusion; housing and health; health promotion; housing risk and homelessness; indigenous health and wellbeing; social policy and practice.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 3569099 extn 83506
    Location: 6.24A, SST
    Campus: Manawatu

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Qualitative public health research; community research; socioeconomic inequality and social exclusion; housing and health; health promotion; housing risk and homelessness; indigenous health and wellbeing; social policy and practice.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Public Health and Health Services (111700)

Keywords

Housing

Public health

Health Promotion

Community Development

Homelessness

Research Outputs

Journal

Severinsen, CA., & Breheny, M. (2018). Is social isolation a public health issue? A media analysis in Aotearoa New Zealand. Critical Public Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Breheny, M. (2017). Social isolation among older people: Is it a public health issue?. Critical Public Health.
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Reweti, A. (2017). Rangitahi Tu Rangatira: Innovative health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand. Health Promotion International.
[Journal article]Authored by: Reweti, A., Severinsen, C.
Glover, M., Severinsen, C., & Phibbs, S. (2017). If you pluck out the heart of the flax bush, from whence will the bellbird sing?. New Zealand Medical Journal. 130(1458), 6-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Glover, M., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Woods, M., Phibbs, S., & Severinsen, C. (2017). ‘When morals and markets collide’: Challenges to an Ethic of Care in Aged Residential Care. Ethics and Social Welfare. , 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, S., Kenney, C., Severinsen, C., Mitchell, J., & Hughes, R. (2016). Synergising public health concepts with the sendai framework for disaster risk reduction: A conceptual glossary. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(12)
[Journal article]Authored by: Kenney, C., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, C., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2015). Parkland: When Caravan is Home. HOUSING THEORY & SOCIETY. 32(3), 369-371
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, C., Breheny, M., & Stephens, C. (2016). Ageing in Unsuitable Places. Housing Studies. 31(6), 714-728
[Journal article]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Phibbs, S., Good, G., Severinsen, C., Woodbury, E., & Williamson, K. (2015). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the Hyogo Framework for Action. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 19(SpecialIssue), 37-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, SR., Good, G., Severinsen, C., Woodbury, E., & Williamson, K. (2015). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the hyogo framework for action. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies. 19(1), 37-46
[Journal article]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2014). The Problem and Politics of Temporary Housing. Housing, Theory and Society. 31(2), 125-147
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Howden-Chapman, P. (2013). The Problem and Politics of Temporary Housing. Housing, Theory and Society.
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C., & Walton, M. (2013). Utilizing eLearning environments to deliver inquiry based learning. : Ako Aotearoa
[Internet publication]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C., Walton, M.
Severinsen, CA. (2013). Housing Pathways of Camping Ground Residents in New Zealand. Housing Studies. 28(1), 74-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2013). Housing pathways of camping ground residents in New Zealand. Housing Studies. 28(1), 74-94
[Journal article]Authored by: Severinsen, C.

Book

Chapman, R., Dodge, N., Whitwell, K., Reid, P., Holmes, F., Severinsen, CA., . . . Sobiecki, L. (2017). Why and how New Zealand cities could become more compact and sustainable.. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early, & J. Ombler (Eds.) Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. Wellington, NZ: Steele Roberts
[Chapter]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., Howden-Chapman, P.L., ., & Osbourne, R. (2009). Residential movement, camping grounds and access to health services. Building attachment in Families and Communities Research Papers.. : Centre for Research Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA)
[Monograph]Authored by: Severinsen, C.

Thesis

Severinsen, CA. (2010). A kaupapa Maori alcohol & drug service and whanau involvement. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2010). Marginally grounded: Camping ground residence in New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Severinsen, C.

Report

Wilson, SC., Severinsen, C., Hocken, C., Burrow, M., & Vaka, S.(2017). Monarch mental health and addictions programme evaluation. (Report No. 1). Palmerston North, New Zealand: College of Health, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Burrow, M., Severinsen, C., Vaka, S., Wilson, S.
Severinsen, CA., & Reweti, A. (2016). Rangatahi Tu Rangatira: Evaluation report.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Reweti, A., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Hansen, R. (2016). 2016 Wairarapa housing needs assessment.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, C., Sanders, J., Munford, R., Swift, D., Kelly, N., & Dewhurst, K. (2016). Female offending and youth justice interventions: A review of the literature Report prepared for the Principal Youth Court Judge.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Munford, R., Sanders, J., Severinsen, C.
Sanders, J., Munford, R., Liebenberg, L., Jalota, N., Severinsen, C., Swift, D., . . . Henaghan, M. (2016). Young females in the court system: A report prepared for the Principal Youth Court Judge.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Munford, R., Prujean, B., Sanders, J., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2015). Tararua community needs assessment 2015.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Severinsen, C.

Conference

Breheny, M., & Severinsen, CA. (2017). Social isolation among older people: Is it a public health issue?. , British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., Breheny, M., & Stephens, C. (2014). Older people in ‘unsuitable’ housing: Place attachment, suitability and ageing in place.. , New Zealand Population Health Congress
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Severinsen, CA.(2017, April 3). Social isolation among the elderly: Is it a public health issue?. , The World Congress on Public Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, SR., Good, G., Severinsen, C., Woodbury, E., & Williamson, K. (2014). What about us? Reported experiences of disabled people related to the Christchurch earthquakes. Procedia Economics and Finance. Vol. 18 (pp. 190 - 197). : 4th International Conference on Building Resilience 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2016, September). Rangatahi Tu Rangatira: An evaluation.. Presented at Massey University School of Public Health Symposium. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA.Housing, health and inequality: Keynote address. : Palmerston North Housing Forum 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Stephens, C., Severinsen, CA., & Breheny, M.(2016, February 17). Ageing in Unsuitable Places: Housing Experiences of Older People.. , Australasian Housing Researchers Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Stephens, C., Severinsen, CA., & Breheny, M.(2016, September 15). Identity and housing choices among older people in New Zealand.. , Conference of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Phibbs, S., Woodbury, E., Good, G., Williamson, K., & Severinsen, CA. (2014). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch earthquakes. , 2014 2nd Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, S., Woodbury, E., Good, G., Williamson, K., & Severinsen, CA. (2014). One year later… Re-interviewing Christchurch participants after the earthquakes.. , 2014 Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., & Breheny, M. (2014). Ageing in unsuitable places: Housing experiences of older adults. , Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C.
Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., & Stephens, C. (2014). Ageing in unsuitable places. , IAGG Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2014). Marginally grounded: Pathways in and out of temporary housing in New Zealand camping grounds.. , New Zealand Public Health Association Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Breheny, MR., Stephens, C., Rose, R., Horrell, B., Tse, C., Severinsen, C., . . . Mansvelt, J.(2014). Beyond successful ageing: Improving the health and well-being of older New Zealanders. Symposium. In ?. Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Other]Authored by: Breheny, M., Chamberlain, K., Mansvelt, J., Severinsen, C., Stephens, C.
Severinsen, C., & Breheny, MR.(2014, February 12). Ageing in unsuitable places: Housing experiences of older adults.. , Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Breheny, M., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA., Phibbs, S., & Walton, M. (2013). Inquiry-based learning in community health.. , International Conference on Education, Economics, Psychology and Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C., Walton, M.
Severinsen, CA., Phibbs, S., & Walton, M. (2013). Engaging undergraduate students in community health research.. , New Zealand Public Health Association Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C., Walton, M.
Severinsen, CA., Phibbs, SR., & Walton, MD. (2013). Inquiry-based e-learning in community health. In ?, International Conference on Education, Economics, Psychology and Society
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C., Walton, M.
Severinsen, CA., Woods, M, ., & Phibbs, S. (2012). An exploration of the impacts of a market ethos on aged residential care in New Zealand.. , Korea Land & Housing Corporation’s Housing Welfare and Public Policy International Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, SR., Severinsen, C., Woodbury, E., Williamson, K., & Good, G. (2012). Housing issues for disabled people following the Canterbury earthquakes.. , New Zealand Rehabilitation Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA.Temporary housing and the politics of place. : Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand Annual Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA. (2011). The problem and politics of camping ground residence in New Zealand European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 05 Jul 2010 - 07 Jul 2010. , European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR) Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA.Place: Meaning and attachment in camping ground residence in New Zealand. New Housing Researchers Colloquium, Istanbul, Turkey, 02 Jul 2010 - 03 Jul 2010. : New Housing Researchers Colloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA.The problem and politics of camping ground residence in New Zealand. : European Network of Housing Researchers (ENHR) Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Severinsen, CA.Place: Meaning and attachment in camping ground residence in New Zealand.. : New Housing Researchers Colloquium
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Severinsen, C.
Phibbs, S., Good, G., Severinsen, CA., Woodbury, E., & Williamson, K. (2014). Emergency preparedness and perceptions of vulnerability among disabled people following the Christchurch Earthquakes: Applying lessons learnt to the Hyogo Framework for Action.. Full Paper in Conference Proceedings. Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability.. : IRDR Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Good, G., Phibbs, S., Severinsen, C.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 1 0

Teaching

231.100 Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Daniel Ryland - PhD
    Housing Tenure Mobility and Ability to Accommodate Shocks

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Aug 2016 - Radio
    Keynote speaker Housing, health and inequality. Ac
  • 29 Dec 2012 - Newspaper
    Campground residents by choice
  • 29 Dec 2012 - Newspaper
    Campground residents by choice.
  • 29 Dec 2012 - Newspaper
    Housing shortage forced many to camp
  • 29 Dec 2012 - Newspaper
    Housing shortage forced many to camp The Dominion
  • 21 Sep 2013 - Newspaper
    Homes for the poor? New Zealand Herald
  • 19 Sep 2013 - Television
    Vulnerable driven to caravan parks: Interview.
  • 17 Sep 2013 - Television
    Thousands forced to live in camping grounds: Inter
  • 17 Sep 2013 - Magazine
    Government departments send thousands to campgroun
  • 13 Jul 2015 - Newspaper
    Needs report reveals many challenges. Bush Telegra
  • 11 May 2014 - Newspaper
    Caravan park ‘outcasts’. Sunday Star Times
  • 10 Sep 2013 - Magazine
    Something’s got to give - Aged care
  • 07 Apr 2014 - Radio
    Lack of housing access or affordability
  • 06 Jul 2015 - Newspaper
    Drawing up a blueprint for the future. Hawke's Bay
  • 02 Aug 2013 - Newspaper
    Residential care ‘in crisis’ - Nurses union. The D
  • 02 Aug 2013 - Television
    Nurses union fears residential care in crisis.
  • 01 Sep 2016 - Radio
    Homelessness. Access Radio Manawatū Iain Lees-Gall
  • 01 Aug 2013 - Radio
    Quality of aged care in the spotlight after rest h

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