Ralph Chapman

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Postgraduate Programme Director, Environmental Studies School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Climate change policy, environment, transport, energy, urban design, environmental health, comparative environmental policy

Research Projects

  • Resilient Urban Futures: 3 major research projects (details)
  • Climate Change Policy
  • Housing, Heating, and Health (the indoor environment and energy use).


  • 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize
  • PhD in Economics - University of Auckland (1982)  Dissertation entitled "To rent or to buy? Housing tenure choice in New Zealand, 1960-1980."
  • Master of Public Affairs in Economics and Public Policy - Princeton University, New Jersey, USA (1975)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with First Class Honours in Engineering Science (Mathematical Engineering) - University of Auckland (1973)


Publications 2004 - Now


Teaching in 2020