PM's Science Prize recognises work on housing and health
Prime Minister's Science Prize recognises work on housing and health
The public health sector is thrilled that the Prime Minister's top Science Prize has recognised the world-leading research that Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman has led on housing.
The award acknowledges both her personal commitment over twenty years bringing together an outstanding research team and patiently exploring the little understood reality of how our houses have such a huge impact on our health.
Professor Howden-Chapman's thinking has often been well ahead of government policy and community understanding of these effects, and the award enables her and her team to dig even deeper into what makes a house the safe place we all expect our home to be. This work has also been recognised internationally by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Housing and Health Guidelines Development Group and the International Energy Agency.
The Public Health Association and the NZ College of Public Health Medicine extend congratulations to Professor Howden-Chapman and appreciation to the Prime Minister for recognising the extraordinary value of her work to the health of New Zealanders.