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Prof Karen Witten Dip Clin Psych

Professor of Public Health

SHORE Centre

Karen Witten is a geographer and psychologist with an interest in urban neighbourhoods and how their design and infrastructure influences the social relationships, transport choices and well-being of residents. Recent and current studies include: investigating how the physical and social neighbourhood environment influences the physical activity behaviours of children and adults; children’s experience and use of diverse urban neighbourhoods;  process and impacts of school closure; social, transport mode use and health impacts of a street re-design intervention; residential choice and community formation in various urban development models.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 093666136
    Campus: SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Level 7, 90 Symonds St, Auckland

Qualifications

  • PhD - University of Auckland (2004)
  • Dip Clin Psych - University of Auckland (1983)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Neighbourhoods and health

Measuring the built environment

Determinants of transport mode use and physical activity 

School closure

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Human Geography (160400): Social and Cultural Geography (160403): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Keywords

The neighbourhood built environment and its impact on social, health and transport practices

Children's experience and use of urban neighbourhoods

School closure

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 7 25
Team Member 0 3

Current Projects

Project Title: NSC - New Neighbourhood Formation (Building Better Homes Towns and Cities - National Science Challenge)

Date Range: 2016 - 2019

Funding Body: University of Auckland

Project Team:

Project Title: NSC - SRA1: Making the Architecture of Decisions Work (Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge)

Date Range: 2016 - 2019

Funding Body: Centre for Research Evaluation & Social Assessment Ltd

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: Multi storey living with kids in mind: contraints and opportunities for children's mobility and development in the context of competing discourses of safety and independence

The number of families with children living in intensive urban environments in Aotearoa/New Zealand has greatly increased in the past decade. This trend is likely to continue given housing affordability issues, rising transport costs, and nation-wide policies of urban intensification. Opportunities for outdoor play and independent mobility have been shown to effect children¿s healthy cognitive, social and physical development. Yet lack of children¿s outdoor amenities and an overwhelming emphasis on safety has resulted in a generation of urban children increasingly oriented to `the great indoors¿, closely supervised while outside, and chauffeured to school and other activities by parents. The aim of this project is to understand opportunities and constraints on play and independent activity for children living in medium and high density housing in inner city Auckland. It will investigate the mobility of children (8-11years) using Geographic Positioning and Information Systems (GPS and GIS); and, through one-on-one interviews, examine and contrast children¿s and parents¿ discourses and practices around play, safety, the built environment and wellbeing.
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Date Range: 2011 - 2014

Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full

Project Team:

Project Title: Children's mobility and physical activity in higher density urban neighbourhoods

This research investigates how urban neighbourhood environments can facilitate children's independent mobility (outdoor play and travelling to destinations unsupervised), thereby influencing physical activity accumulation and participation in daily life. The study will be located in six Auckland neighbourhoods, diverse in terms of urban design attributes which have the potential to influence children's mobility and physical activity. Participants will comprise 120 children aged 8-11 years and their parents/caregivers. Objective measures (global positioning systems, accelerometers, geographical information systems, observational audits) will be used to assess children's independent mobility and physical activity, neighbourhood infrastructure and streetscape attributes. Parents and children's neighbourhood perceptions and experiences will be assessed using qualitative research methods. This study will contribute children's experience and voice to urban planning to ensure children's health and wellbeing are to the fore in the transition to higher density neighbourhoods in Auckland and elsewhere in New Zealand.
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Date Range: 2010 - 2013

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Journal

Carroll, P., Witten, K., & Stewart, C. (2017). Children are citizens too: Consulting with children on the redevelopment of a central city square in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. Built Environment. 43(2), 272-289
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., & Asiasiga, L. (2017). Children’s everyday encounters and affective relations with place: experiences of hyperdiversity in Auckland neighbourhoods. Social and Cultural Geography. , 1-18
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Lin, EY., Witten, K., Smith, M., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Badland, H., . . . Parker, K. (2017). Social and built-environment factors related to children's independent mobility: The importance of neighbourhood cohesion and connectedness. Health and Place. 46, 107-113
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Lin, E., Parker, K., Witten, K.
Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., & Witten, K. (2017). Issues with monitoring the safety of psychoactive products under a legal regulated market for new psychoactive substances (‘legal highs’) in New Zealand. Drug and Alcohol Review. 36(5), 589-596
[Journal article]Authored by: Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., Witten, K.
Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., & Witten, K. (2017). “Lost in translation”: Issues with the establishment of a legal market for “low risk” psychoactive products (“legal highs”) in New Zealand. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. , 1-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Rychert, M., Wilkins, C., Witten, K.
Chaudhury, M., Oliver, M., Badland, H., Garrett, N., & Witten, K. (2017). Using the Public Open Space Attributable Index tool to assess children’s public open space use and access by independent mobility. Children's Geographies. 15(2), 193-206
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Ergler, CR., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2016). Exploring children's seasonal play to promote active lifestyles in Auckland, New Zealand. Health and Place. 41, 67-77
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., McPhee, J., Carroll, P., Ikeda, E., Mavoa, S., Mackay, L., . . . Witten, K. (2016). Neighbourhoods for Active Kids: study protocol for a cross-sectional examination of neighbourhood features and children's physical activity, active travel, independent mobility and body size. BMJ OPEN. 6(8)
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Lin, E., Witten, K.
McGrath, LJ., Hinckson, EA., Hopkins, WG., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., & Schofield, G. (2016). Associations Between the Neighborhood Environment and Moderate-to-Vigorous Walking in New Zealand Children: Findings from the URBAN Study. Sports Medicine. 46(7), 1003-1017
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Ergler, CR., Kearns, R., Witten, K., & Porter, G. (2016). Digital methodologies and practices in children’s geographies. Children's Geographies. 14(2), 129-140
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Parker, K., Witten, K., Mavoa, S., Badland, HM., Donovan, P., . . . Kearns, R. (2016). Children's out-of-school independently mobile trips, active travel, and physical activity: A cross-sectional examination from the kids in the city study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13(3), 318-324
[Journal article]Authored by: Parker, K., Witten, K.
Badland, H., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Donovan, P., . . . Witten, K. (2016). Development of a systems model to visualise the complexity of children's independent mobility. Children's Geographies. 14(1), 91-100
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Lin, E., Parker, K., Witten, K.
Badland, H., Donovan, P., Mavoa, S., Oliver, M., Chaudhury, M., & Witten, K. (2015). Assessing neighbourhood destination access for children: development of the NDAI-C audit tool. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 42(6), 1148-1160
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Ivory, VC., Blakely, T., Pearce, J., Witten, K., Bagheri, N., Badland, H., . . . Schofield, G. (2015). Could strength of exposure to the residential neighbourhood modify associations between walkability and physical activity?. Social Science and Medicine. 147, 232-241
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Badland, H., Parker, K., Donovan, P., Kearns, RA., . . . Witten, K. (2015). Associations between the neighbourhood built environment and out of school physical activity and active travel: An examination from the Kids in the City study. Health and Place. 36, 57-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Lin, E., Parker, K., Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Witten, K., Blakely, T., Parker, K., Badland, H., Schofield, G., . . . Kearns, R. (2015). Neighbourhood built environment associations with body size in adults: Mediating effects of activity and sedentariness in a cross-sectional study of New Zealand adults. BMC Public Health. 15(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Parker, K., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Carroll, P. (2015). Urban inclusion as wellbeing: Exploring children's accounts of confronting diversity on inner city streets. Social Science and Medicine. 133, 349-357
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Carroll, P., Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Donovan, P. (2015). Kids in the City: Children’s Use and Experiences of Urban Neighbourhoods in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Urban Design. 20(4), 417-436
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Nunns, H., Peace, RM., & Witten, K. (2015). Evaluative reasoning in public sector evaluation in Aotearoa New Zealand: How are we doing?. Evaluation Matters. 1(inaugural), 137-163 Retrieved from http://www.nzcer.org.nz/
[Journal article]Authored by: Peace, R., Witten, K.
Keall, M., Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Witten, K., Abrahamse, W., & Woodward, A. (2015). Increasing active travel: Results of a quasiexperimental study of an intervention to encourage walking and cycling. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 69(12), 1184-1190
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Carroll, P. (2015). Urban inclusion as wellbeing: Exploring children's accounts of confronting diversity on inner city streets. Social Science and Medicine.
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Ivory, VC., Russell, M., Witten, K., Hooper, CM., Pearce, J., & Blakely, T. (2015). What shape is your neighbourhood? Investigating the micro geographies of physical activity. Social Science and Medicine. 133, 313-321
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Chapman, R., Howden-Chapman, P., Keall, M., Witten, K., Abrahamse, W., Woodward, A., . . . Grams, M. (2014). Increasing active travel: aims, methods and baseline measures of a quasi-experimental study. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 14,
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Hinckson, EA., McGrath, L., Hopkins, W., Oliver, M., Badland, H., Mavoa, S., . . . Kearns, RA. (2014). Distance to school is associated with sedentary time in children: Findings from the URBAN study. Frontiers in Public Health. 2(SEP)
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Badland, H., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Ellaway, A., . . . Schluter, PJ. (2014). Environmental and socio-demographic associates of children's active transport to school: A cross-sectional investigation from the URBAN Study. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 11(1)
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Mavoa, S., Badland, HM., Carroll, PA., Asiasiga, L., Tavae, N., . . . Witten, K. (2014). What constitutes a 'trip'? Examining child journey attributes using GPS and self-report. Children's Geographies. 12(2), 249-256
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Macmillan, A., Connor, J., Witten, K., Kearns, R., Rees, D., & Woodward, A. (2014). The societal costs and benefits of commuter bicycling: Simulating the effects of specific policies using system dynamics modeling. Environmental Health Perspectives. 122(4), 335-344
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., Oliver, M., Kerr, J., Doherty, A., & Witten, K. (2013). Using sensecam images to assess the environment. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. , 84-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Tava'e, N. (2013). New Zealand parents' understandings of the intergenerational decline in children's independent outdoor play and active travel. Children's Geographies. 11(2), 215-229
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Ergler, CR., Kearns, RA., & Witten, K. (2013). Seasonal and locational variations in children's play: Implications for wellbeing. Social Science and Medicine. 91, 178-185
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., Bagheri, N., Witten, K., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012). Does the relationship between dwelling density and physical activity change with different neighbourhood boundaries. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 15(S32)
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., Witten, K., McCreanor, T., & O'Sullivan, D. (2012). GIS based destination accessibility via public transit and walking in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Transport Geography. 20(1), 15-22
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Badland, HM., Oliver, M., Kearns, RA., Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Duncan, MJ., . . . Batty, GD. (2012). Association of neighbourhood residence and preferences with the built environment, work-related travel behaviours, and health implications for employed adults: Findings from the URBAN study. Social Science and Medicine. 75(8), 1469-1476
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Ivory, V., Witten, K., Salmond, C., Lin, EY., You, RQ., & Blakely, T. (2012). The New Zealand index of neighbourhood social fragmentation: Integrating theory and data. Environment and Planning A. 44(4), 972-988
[Journal article]Authored by: Lin, E., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Blakely, T., Bagheri, N., Badland, H., Ivory, V., Pearce, J., . . . Schofield, G. (2012). Neighborhood built environment and transport and leisure physical activity: Findings using objective exposure and outcome measures in New Zealand. Environmental Health Perspectives. 120(7), 971-977
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Lin, EY., Witten, K., Casswell, S., & You, RQ. (2012). Neighbourhood matters: Perceptions of neighbourhood cohesiveness and associations with alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use. Drug and Alcohol Review. 31(4), 402-412
[Journal article]Authored by: Casswell, S., Lin, E., Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., Oliver, M., Witten, K., & Badland, HM. (2011). Linking GPS and travel diary data using sequence alignment in a study of children's independent mobility. International Journal of Health Geographics. 10
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Oliver, M., Witten, K., Kearns, RA., Mavoa, S., Badland, HM., Carroll, P., . . . Ergler, C. (2011). Kids in the city study: Research design and methodology. BMC Public Health. 11
[Journal article]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Lin, E., Moewaka Barnes, H., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Huakau, J., & Mavoa, S. (2011). Social and recreational travel: The destinations, travel modes and CO<inf>2</inf> emissions of New Zealand households. Social Policy Journal of New Zealand. (37)
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Carroll, P., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2011). Housing intensification in Auckland, New Zealand: Implications for children and families. Housing Studies. 26(3), 353-367
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Pearce, J., & Day, P. (2011). Neighbourhood destination accessibility index: A GIS toolfor measuring infrastructure support for neighbourhood physical activity. Environment and Planning A. 43(1), 205-223
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Kearns, RA., Lewis, N., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2010). Chapter 11: School closures as breaches in the fabric of rural welfare: Community perspectives from New Zealand. Research in Rural Sociology and Development. 15, 219-236
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Badland, HM., Keam, R., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2010). Examining public open spaces by neighborhood-level walkability and deprivation. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 7(6), 818-824
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Badland, HM., Opit, S., Witten, K., Kearns, RA., & Mavoa, S. (2010). Can virtual streetscape audits reliably replace physical streetscape audits?. Journal of Urban Health. 87(6), 1007-1016
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2010). Ways of walking: Ethnography and practice on foot. New Zealand Geographer. 66(1), 89-96
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Hammond, K. (2010). What becomes of social science knowledge: New Zealand researchers' experiences of knowledge transfer modes and audiences. Kotuitui. 5(1), 3-12
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Blewden, M., Carroll, P., & Witten, K. (2010). The use of social science research to inform policy development: Case studies from recent immigration policy. Kotuitui. 5(1), 13-25
[Journal article]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Rose, E., Witten, K., & Mccreanor, T. (2009). Transport related social exclusion in new zealand: Evidence and challenges. Kotuitui. 4(3), 191-203
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Stevenson, A., Pearce, J., Blakely, T., Ivory, V., & Witten, K. (2009). Neighbourhoods and health: A review of the New Zealand literature. New Zealand Geographer. 65(3), 211-221
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., McCreanor, T., Penney, L., & Faalau, F. (2009). Connecting place and the everyday practices of parenting: Insights from Auckland, New Zealand. Environment and Planning A. 41(12), 2893-2910
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Badland, HM., Schofield, GM., Witten, K., Schluter, PJ., Mavoa, S., Kearns, RA., . . . McPhee, J. (2009). Understanding the relationship between activity and neighbourhoods (URBAN) study: Research design and methodology. BMC Public Health. 9
[Journal article]Authored by: Lesatele, V., Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Hiscock, R., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2008). The contextual effects of neighbourhood access to supermarkets and convenience stores on individual fruit and vegetable consumption. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 62(3), 198-201
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Kearns, RA., Lewis, N., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2009). 'The status quo is not an option': Community impacts of school closure in South Taranaki, New Zealand. Journal of Rural Studies. 25(1), 131-140
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Hiscock, R., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2009). A national study of the association between neighbourhood access to fast-food outlets and the diet and weight of local residents. Health and Place. 15(1), 193-197
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Adams, J., Witten, K., & Conway, K. (2009). Community development as health promotion: Evaluating a complex locality-based project in New Zealand. Community Development Journal. 44(2), 140-157
[Journal article]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Greenaway, S., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2008). Reducing CO2 emissions from domestic travel: Exploring the social and health impacts. EcoHealth. 5(4), 504-512
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Hiscock, R., Pearce, J., Blakely, T., & Witten, K. (2008). Is neighborhood access to health care provision associated with individual-level utilization and satisfaction?. Health Services Research. 43(6), 2183-2200
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., Hiscock, R., Pearce, J., & Blakely, T. (2008). Neighbourhood access to open spaces and the physical activity of residents: A national study. Preventive Medicine. 47(3), 299-303
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Witten, K., Hiscock, R., & Blakely, T. (2008). Regional and urban-rural variations in the association of neighbourhood deprivation with community resource access: A national study. Environment and Planning A. 40(10), 2469-2489
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Day, P., & Witten, K. (2008). Neighbourhood provision of food and alcohol retailing and social deprivation in urban New Zealand. Urban Policy and Research. 26(2), 213-227
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K. (2007). Placing health: Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity. URBAN STUDIES. 44(12), 2488-2489
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., McCreanor, T., & Kearns, R. (2007). The place of schools in parents' community belonging. New Zealand Geographer. 63(2), 141-148
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Blakely, T., Witten, K., & Bartie, P. (2007). Neighborhood Deprivation and Access to Fast-Food Retailing. A National Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 32(5), 375-382
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Witten, K., Hiscock, R., & Blakely, T. (2007). Are socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods deprived of health-related community resources?. International Journal of Epidemiology. 36(2), 348-355
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Greenaway, A., & Witten, K. (2006). Meta-analysing community action projects in Aotearoa New Zealand. Community Development Journal. 41(2), 143-159
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., Witten, K., & Bartie, P. (2006). Neighbourhoods and health: A GIS approach to measuring community resource accessibility. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60(5), 389-395
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
McCreanor, T., Penney, L., Jensen, V., Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Barnes, HM. (2006). 'This is like my comfort zone': Senses of place and belonging within Oruamo/Beachhaven, New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer. 62(3), 196-207
[Journal article]Authored by: Lesatele, V., McCreanor, T., Moewaka Barnes, H., Witten, K.
Kearns, R., McCreanor, T., & Witten, K. (2005). Linking health, place and healthy communities. Territoris. 5, 189-203 Retrieved from http://www.raco.cat/index.php/Territoris/article/viewFile/117020/147942
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Field, AC., Witten, KL., Robinson, E., & Pledger, MJ. (2004). Who gets to what? Access to community resources in two New Zealand cities. Urban Policy and Research. 22(2), 189-205
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., McCreanor, TN., & Kearns, R. (2003). The place of neighbourhood in social cohesion: Insights from Massey, West Auckland. Urban Policy and Research. 21(4), 321-338
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Kearns, R., Lewis, N., Coster, H., & McCreanor, T. (2003). Educational restructuring from a community viewpoint: A case study of school closure from Invercargill, New Zealand. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy. 21(2), 203-223
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Exeter, D., & Field, A. (2003). The quality of urban environments: Mapping variation in access to community resources. Urban Studies. 40(1), 161-177
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., McCreanor, T., Kearns, R., & Ramasubramanian, L. (2001). The impacts of a school closure on neighbourhood social cohesion: Narratives from Invercargill, New Zealand. Health and Place. 7(4), 307-317
[Journal article]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Parkes, M., & Ramasubramanian, L. (2000). Participatory environmental health research in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Constraints and opportunities. Health Education and Behavior. 27(3), 371-384
[Journal article]Authored by: Witten, K.

Book

Ergler, CR., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (Eds.) (2017). Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments. : Routledge
[Edited Book]Edited by: Witten, K.
Carroll, P., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2017). Kids in the City: Everyday life in inner-city Auckland. In C. Freeman, & P. Tranter (Eds.) Risk, Protection, Provision and Policy. (pp. 199 - 222). : Springer
[Chapter]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Carroll, P., & Witten, K. (2017). Children as urban design consultants: A children's audit of a central city square in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand. In Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks. (pp. 105 - 118).
[Chapter]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2016). Children's neighborhoods: Places of play or spaces of fear?. In K. Nairn, P. Kraftl, & T. Skelton (Eds.) Space, Place and Environment. (pp. 1 - 20). : Springer Singapore
[Chapter]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, K. (2015). The variegated nature of play for Auckland children: banal landscapes and the promotion of wellbeing. In J. Horton, B. Evans, & T. Skelton (Eds.) Play, Recreation, Health and Well Being.
[Chapter]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Kearns, R., Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., & Ta'vae, N. (2014). Parents’ understandings of the intergenerational decline in children’s independent outdoor activity. In M. Roche, J. Mansvelt, R. Prince, & A. Gallagher (Eds.) Engaging Geographies. (pp. 155 - 174). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.Edited by: Roche, M.
Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Ta'vae, N., & Witten, K. (2013). Kids in the city: Differing perceptions of one neighbourhood in Aotearoa / New Zealand. In R. Coles, & Z. Millman (Eds.) Landscape, Well-being and Environment. (pp. 129 - 146). United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Ergler, C., Kearns, R., & Witten, K. (2013). Manage childhoods: A social history of urban children’s play. In N. Higgins, & C. Freeman (Eds.) Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 110 - 125). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Abrahamse, W. (2011). Conclusions: Looking back to look ahead. In K. Witten, W. Abrahamse, & K. Stuart (Eds.) Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification in New Zealand. (pp. 189 - 198). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
[Chapter]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2011). Intensification, housing affordability and families: Learning from the Auckland CBD. In K. Witten, W. Abrahamse, & K. Stuart (Eds.) Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification in New Zealand. (pp. 79 - 89). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
[Chapter]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Abrahamse, W. (2011). Introduction. In K. Witten, W. Abrahamse, & K. Stuart (Eds.) Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification in New Zealand. (pp. 7 - 11). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
[Chapter]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, K., Abrahamse, W., & Stuart, K. (Eds.) (2011). Growth Misconduct? Avoiding sprawl and improving urban intensification in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
[Edited Book]Edited by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., & Witten, K. (2010). Conclusions: Common themes and emerging questions. In Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic. (pp. 313 - 322).
[Chapter]Authored by: Witten, K.
Pearce, J., & Witten, K. (2010). Introduction: Bringing a geographical perspective to understanding the 'obesity epidemic'. In Geographies of Obesity: Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic. (pp. 3 - 13).
[Chapter]Authored by: Witten, K.
(2010). Geographies of obesity: Environmental understandings of the obesity epidemic.
[Edited Book]Authored by: Witten, K.Edited by: Witten, K.
Kearns, RA., Lewis, N., McCreanor, T., & Witten, KL. (2010). School closures as breaches in the fabric of rural welfare: Community perspectives from New Zealand. In P. Milbourne (Ed.) Welfare reform in rural places: Comparative perspectives. (pp. 219 - 236). United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Kearns, R., McCreanor, T., & Witten, KL. (2006). Healthy communities. In M. Thompson-Fawcett, & C. Freeman (Eds.) Living together: Towards inclusive communities in New Zealand. (pp. 241 - 257). New Zealand: Otago University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.

Thesis

Witten, KL. (2005). Placing caregiving: Parenting in diverse localities in suburban Auckland. (Doctoral Thesis, University of Auckland)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Witten, K.

Report

Witten, KL., Wall, M., Carroll, P., Telfar Barnard, L., Asiasiga, L., Graydon-Guy, T., . . . Scott, K.(2017). The New Zealand rental sector. (Report No. ER22). Wellington, New Zealand: BRANZ
[Technical Report]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Fergusson, EJ., Witten, K., Kearns, R., & Kearns, L. (2016). ‘Everything is community’: Developer and incoming resident experiences of the establishment phase at Waimahia Inlet. Residential Choice and Community Formation Strand: Resilient Urban Futures.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Fergusson, E., Witten, K.
Wall, M., Witten, K., & Sweetsur, P.(2011). The contribution and potential of the private residential rental market in New Zealand - Tenants' and Landlords' Survey: Tenants.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Wall, M., Witten, K., & Sweetsur, P.(2011). The contribution and potential of the private residential rental market in New Zealand - Tenants' and Landlords' Survey: Landlords.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Wall, M., Peter, M., Witten, K., & You, R.(2010). Problem gambling research: A study of community level harm from gambling. Phase One Draft Final Report.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Carroll, P., & Witten, K.(2010). Place-planning in Auckland City.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Carroll, P., & Witten, K.(2010). Community houses in Manukau City - a snapshot.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Wall, M., Witten, K., & Sweetsur, P.(2009). Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS). National Survey of University-based Social Scientists.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Pearce, J., & Day, P.(2009). Measuring neighbourhood walkability in New Zealand cities.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Carroll, PA., Blewden, MB., & Witten, KL.(2008). Building research capability in the social sciences (BRCSS) The social sciences and policy-research use.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Girling, M., & Neale, JD.(2007). Building research capability in the social sciences (BRCSS) portfolio: Research programmes survey 2007.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Rose, E., Witten, K., Sweetsur, P., Huakau, J., Mavoa, S., & McCreanor, T.(2006). Key social and environmental factors that influence neighbourhood walking and mode choice in neighbourhood utilitarian trips. Technical Report Objective 2 Milestone 6.
[Technical Report]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Witten, KL., Asiasiga, L., & Kaiwai, HM.(2006). Scoping study for Waitakere City Council: Massey community project.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Rose, EB., Sweetsur, PM., Huckle, T., & Huakau, J.(2006). Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS): National survey of social scientists 2006.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Huckle, T., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Penney, LJ., Faalau, F., & Jensen, VG.(2006). Neighbourhood environments that support families.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Lesatele, V., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., McCreanor, TN., & Rose, EB.(2005). Travel behaviour, experience and choices of Aucklanders: A qualitative investigation. Auckland, NZ: Massey University, Te Ropu Whariki
[Technical Report]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Rose, EB., Witten, KL., McCreanor, TN., & Huisman, O.(2005). Validation of operational definition of accessibility. Auckland, NZ: Massey University, Te Ropu Whariki
[Technical Report]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Rose, EB., & McCreanor, TN. (2005). Vehicle fleet emission testing: Social and economic impact assessment. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Adams, JB., Witten, KL., Woodson, T., Bala, M., & Huckle, T.(2005). A report on the findings of the Ranui social cohesion surveys 2001 and 2004. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Witten, KL.(2004). Evaluation of the Mangakino stronger communities action fund project. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Samu, AS., Greenaway, A., Asiasiga, L., Milne, SL., & Witten, KL. (2004). Housing New Zealand Corporation Community Renewal Project evaluation: Six month progress report for Clendon Community Renewal Project. Massey University, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation and Te Ropu Whariki.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Field, AC., & Witten, KL.(2003). Community resource access: North Shore and Waitakere. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Exeter, D., Field, AC., & Witten, KL.(2003). Community resource accessibility index. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Witten, KL., Williams, L., Tunks, M., & Rakuraku, M.(2003). Evaluation of the Mangakino stronger communities action fund project. Auckland, NZ: Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., & Witten, KL.(2003). Evaluation of the Ranui action project: Final report. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., & Witten, KL.(2003). Evaluation of the Ranui Action Project: Fifth report. Auckland, NZ: Massey University, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Witten, KL., Williams, L., Tunks, M., & Rakuraku, M.(2003). Evaluation of the Mangakino stronger communities action fund project: final report. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., & Witten, KL.(2003). Evaluation of the Ranui action project: Fourth report. Auckland, NZ: Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Greenaway, A., Milne, SL., Henwood, WA., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, KL. (2003). A meta analysis of community action projects: Volume II. Te Ropu Whariki, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Henwood, W., Witten, K.
Greenaway, A., Milne, SL., Henwood, WA., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, KL. (2003). A meta analysis of community action projects: Volume I. Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation and Te Ropu Whariki, Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Henwood, W., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., & Witten, KL.(2002). Evaluation of the Mangakino stronger communities action fund project - third report. Auckland, NZ: Massey University, Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, J., & Witten, KL.(2002). Evaluation of the Ranui Action Project: third report. Auckland, NZ: Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Tunks, M., & Witten, KL.(2002). Evaluation of the Mangakino Stronger Communities Action Fund Project: second report. Auckland, NZ: Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit
[Technical Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Huckle, T., Witten, KL., & Adams, JB. (2002). A report on the findings of the Ranui social cohesion survey: Evaluation of the Ranui action project. Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Huckle, T., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Rakuraku, M., & Witten, KL. (2002). Evaluation of the Mangakino Stronger Communities Action Fund Project: first report.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Witten, K.
Huckle, T., Witten, KL., & Adams, JB.(2002). A report on the findings of the Ranui social cohesion survey: Evaluation of the Ranui action project. Auckland, NZ: Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit, Auckland University
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., & Witten, KL.(2001). Evaluation of the Ranui intersectoral initiative: Second Report. : Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., Henwood, WA., Witten, KL., & Lima, I.(2001). Evaluation of the Ranui and Kaikohe intersectoral initiatives: First report. Auckland, NZ: Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit/Whariki Maori Research Group, University of Auckland
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Henwood, W., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, JB., & Witten, KL.(2001). Evaluation of the Ranui intersectoral initiative: second report. Auckland, NZ: University of Auckland, Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit
[Technical Report]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Adams, J., Witten, KL., Lima, I., & Henwood, WA. (2001). Evaluation of the Ranui and Kaikohe Intersectoral Initiatives: First Report. Whariki/Alcohol & Public Health Research Unit.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Henwood, W., Witten, K.

Conference

Fergusson, EJ., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2017, February). Converging agendas: Hybrid housing governance at Waimahia Inlet. Presented at Australasian Housing Researchers Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fergusson, E., Witten, K.
Fergusson, EJ., Witten, K., & Kearns, R. (2016, October). "Everything is community": New resident and developer experiences at Waimahia Inlet. Presented at Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools Conference. Parramatta, New South Wales.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fergusson, E., Witten, K.
Carroll, PA., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, K. (2015, January). The ABC and D of Play in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Presented at International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Young People and Families. San Diego.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Carroll, PA., Witten, K., Mavoa, S., & Kearns, R. (2014, October). Kids in the city: Designing neighbourhoods for active kids. Presented at New Zealand Population Health Congress. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Carroll, PA., Carroll, PA., & Witten, K. (2014, July). Exploring children's independent mobility in an increasingly urbanised world - a study in Auckland suburban and inner city neighbourhoods. . Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Carroll, PA., Asiasiga, L., & Witten, K. (2013, July). Children researching children on living in the city - a pilot training project.. . Birmingham.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2013). Understanding children's experience and use of urban neighbourhoods: Strengths and pitfalls of various interview methods. In 4th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium: Researching Mobilities: Exploring Flows and Fixity: Programme and Abstracts(pp. 18 - 18). , 4th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium: Researching Mobilities: Exploring Flows and Fixity New Zealand: Department of Geography, University of Canterbury
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2013, June). Understanding children's experience and use of urban neighbourhoods: Strengths and pitfalls of various interview methods. Presented at 4th New Zealand Mobilities Symposium: Researching Mobilities: Exploring Flows and Fixity. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2013). Confronting diversity and learing tolerance: Children's accounts of living and playing on inner city streets. In 15th International Medical Geography Symposium: Health and Medical Geography: Highlights of Research, Training and Practice: Program and Abstracts(pp. 66 - 67). , 15th International Medical Geography Symposium: Health and Medical Geography: Highlights of Research, Training and Practice United States: Michigan State University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Donovan, P., & Witten, K. (2013). Musing on the measurement of bluescapes. In 15th International Medical Geography Symposium: Health and Medical Geography: Highlights of Research, Training and Practice: Program and Abstracts(pp. 50 - 50). , 15th International Medical Geography Symposium: Health and Medical Geography: Highlights of Research, Training and Practice United States: Michigan State University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Witten, K.
Carroll, PA., Ergler, C., Witten, K., & Asiasiga, L. (2012, August). Co-constructing knowledge with children in Aotearoa/New Zealand. . Singapore.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Carroll, PA., Witten, K., Asiasiga, L., & Kearns, R. (2012, June). Children's independent mobility in an increasingly urbanised world - a study from Aotearoa/New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.Contributed to by: Carroll, P.
Kearns, R., Witten, K., & Carroll, P. (2012). Parents' understandings of why their children are living more sedentary indoor lives than they did: insights from the Kids in the City study. , New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Connecting Landscapes
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Carroll, P., Asiasiga, L., Tava'e, N., Witten, K., & Mavoa, S. (2011). Kids in the City: independent mobility, physical activity and well-being: Researcher/child/parent perceptions from one Auckland neighourhood in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Well-Being 2011: Teh First International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being: Conference Papers Online. United Kingdom: Well-Being 2011: Teh First International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Asiasiga, L., Carroll, P., Witten, K.
Witten, K., Bagheri, N., Schofield, G., Badland, H., Ivory, V., & Pearce, J. (2011, June). Do the built environments of New Zealand neighbourhoods predict residents' levels of physical activity?. Presented at Beyond 2011: New Paradigms to Improve Physical Activity Conference. Queenstown, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., & Witten, K. (2010, July). Does public transport accessibility predict mode use in the trip to work in Auckland?. Presented at New Zealand Geographical Society Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Mavoa, S., & Kearns, R. (2009, November). Objective measures of a walkable neighbourhood: How do they fit with residents experiences. Presented at State of Australian Cities National Conference. Perth, WA.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2009). CBD kids: Implications of intensifications policies for children's wellbeing. In Public Health Association of New Zealand Inc Conference(pp. 35 - 35). : Ministry of Health
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Witten, K.
Mavoa, S., & Witten, KL. (2008). Neighbourhood walkability tools. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Walking Conference: Double the Feet on the Street: Living Streets Aotearoa
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2008, July). Fragmented neighbourhoods: A common history of piecemeal urban development. Presented at Population Health Congress: A Global World - Practical Action for Health and Wellbeing. Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2007, December). Neighbourhoods as relational spaces of parenting. Presented at Home/City/Neighbourhood + Mediating Points and Containers in Contemporary Urban Social Life. University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., & Neale, JD. (2007, November). Reflections on where we are and might be going: What issues have been identified - Soc sci surveys. Presented at Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) Research College Meeting. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Mavoa, S., & McCreanor, T. (2007). Reducing Co2 emissions from domestic travel: Exploring the social and health impacts. In Asia-Pacific EcoHealth 07 Conference Program and Abstract Book(pp. 82 - 82). , Asia Pacific EcoHealth 07 Conference Australia: Deankin University
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2007, July). People and place determinants of neighbourhood walking in two Auckland suburbs. Presented at Public Health Association Conference. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2007, March). Mode of travel on short trips. Presented at Reduced CO2 Through Sustainable Household Travel. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., & Girling, M. (2007, April). Capability building within the BRCSS portfolio programmes: Preliminary findings. Presented at Building Research Capability in the Social Sciences (BRCSS) Network Research Colloquium. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., & Pearce, J. (2006). Getting places: The patterning of travel times to services and amenities by deprivation and rurality. In Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: Public Health Association of New Zealand
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Penney, LJ., Faalua, F., & Jensen, VG. (2006, June). Neighbourhood environments that support families. Presented at Blue Skies Fund Seminar. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Lesatele, V., Witten, K.
Witten, K. (2006). Getting places in New Zealand neighbourhoods. WIT Transactions on the Built Environment. Vol. 89 (pp. 567 - 578).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., Conway, KE., & Adams, JB. (2005, July). Measuring change in social cohesion as an outcome of a place-based public health initiative. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference 2005. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2005, July). Neighbourhoods: What makes some better than others as places to live and play?. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: Making the Links for Public Health. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., & McCreanor, TN. (2005, November). We were raised in cars, we were raised to like them. Presented at 7th Annual NZIHT / Transit NZ Conference: Planning for Certainty in Transport. Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Conway, KE., Henwood, WA., & Witten, KL. (2004, June). To fly or flounder: Readiness and resourcing for community capacity building projects. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: Strengthening Capacity in Public Health - Growing our own. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Henwood, W., Witten, K.
Kearns, R., Coster, H., Witten, KL., & McCreanor, TN. (2004, June). School closures as a public health issue. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: Strengthening Capacity in Public Health - Growing our own. Christchurch, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Adams, JB., Conway, KE., Henwood, WA., & Witten, KL. (2004, April). Critical friends and chinese walls - can evaluation be both user-friendly and independent - the role of formative, process and impact evaluation in stronger communities action fund projects. Presented at 18th World Conference on Health Promotion and Health Education. Melbourne, VIC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adams, J., Henwood, W., Witten, K.
Adams, JB., Conway, KE., & Witten, KL. (2004, November). Building community capacity in an urban community: A case study from New Zealand. Presented at American Public Health Association 132nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. Washington, DC.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2003). Parents' perceptions of school performance: Implications for community attachment and residential commitment. (pp. 99). , 10th International Medical Geography Symposium Manchester, UK: University of Manchester, School of Geography
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Witten, K.
McCreanor, TN., Jensen, V., Penney, LJ., & Witten, KL. (2003, July). Participation, belonging and social cohesion. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference. Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Rae, T., Conway, KE., Witten, KL., Adams, JB., Jennings, D., Atatai, V., . . . Liggins, S. (2003, April). The Ranui action project: Creating our future together Me puawai tatou katoa i roto te Kotahitanga o Ranui. Presented at Social Policy Research and Evaluation Conference. Wellington, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Adams, J., Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2003, July). Parents' discourse on school performance: Implications for community attachment and residential commitment. Presented at 10th Symposium in Medical Geography. Manchester, UK.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., & Field, A. (2002, June). Community Resources: How equitable is access across two cities?. Presented at International Society for Equity in Health. University of Toronto, Toronto, CAN.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL., McCreanor, TN., & Kearns, R. (2001, July). School closure: Where to meet when the school gates closed?. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: A Fair Go: Achieving Equity in Health. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McCreanor, T., Witten, K.
Exeter, D., Field, A., & Witten, KL. (2001, July). Mapping places: Equity in Access to Community Resources. Presented at Public Health Association of New Zealand Conference: A Fair Go: Achieving Equity in Health. Auckland, NZ.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.

Other

Mavoa, S., Witten, K., Pearce, J., & Day, P. (2009). Measuring neighbourhood walkability in New Zealand cities. (pp. 1 - 29). : Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
[Working Paper]Authored by: Witten, K.
Witten, KL. (2008, February). Walkability. In Centre for Sustainable Cities Seminar. Presented at University of Otago, Wellington, NZ.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Witten, K.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 2 2
CoSupervisor 2 3

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Edward Dolan - PhD
    Understanding the Interrelationships between Residential Intensification, Community Formation and Community Protectionism in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Philip Donovan - PhD
    Next Generation Accessibility

CoSupervisor of:

  • Nicola Fa'avale - PhD
    Samoan Kids in the City: The Impact of Samoan Parenting Practices on SAmoan Children's Independent Mobility and Physical Activity

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Brigid Te Ao McCallum Livesey - PhD
    Planning to develop land returned under Treaty settlement in Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand: An institutional ethnography
  • 2016 - Suzanne Fane Dalo Mavoa - PhD
    Delineating Neighbourhood and Exposure in Built Environment and Physical Activity Research

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2017 - Heather Christine Nunns - PhD
    The practice of evaluative reasoning in the Aotearoa New Zealand public sector
  • 2010 - Shane Christopher Edwards - PhD
    Titiro whakamuri kia marama ai te wao nei: Whakapapa epistemologies and Maniapoto maori cultural identities
  • 2004 - Mr Adrian Field - PhD
    Pathways and Policy Approaches to Community Resource Access, Health and Wellbeing in two New Zealand Cities.

Media and Links

Media

  • 30 Apr 2014 - Radio
    Radio New Zealand interview with Jim Mora's panel
    Radio New Zealand interview with Jim Mora's panel
  • 29 Apr 2014 - Television
    Seven Sharp - Your kids sloths
    Interview with Seven Sharp TVNZ
  • 29 Apr 2014 - Newspaper
    So tell us, where do the children play?
    Article in the NZ Herald about Kids in the City study
  • 25 Mar 2015 - Newspaper
    Neighbours Day: Cars, fears and design drive away
    Interviewed for an quoted in an article on neighbouring practices by Simon Collins in the NZ Herald
  • 22 Jun 2014 - Online
    Adult fears cramp kids
    Articel of Stuff.co.nz
  • 20 Jun 2014 - Radio
    Walkable Cities
    Interview with Radio Australia - the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's International Service
  • 15 Aug 2014 - Radio
    Radio NZ Interview with Kathryn Ryan
    Nine to Noon - interview with Kathryn Ryan on the radio NZ parenting slot about children's lack of spatial freedoms

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