Dr Ottilie Stolte

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD Waikato

School of Psychology


About Ottilie

Dr Stolte works as an interdisciplinary social scientist who applies societal, community, and critical approaches to her research.


Poverty; Psychology; Social Science Research; Sociology

Homelessness; poverty, inequalities; health; place; everyday life; community

Research Interests

Ottilie has broad interests in contemporary societal issues and inequalities. Particular research interests include poverty, homelessness, health and inequalities. In her research, Ottilie seeks to understand psychological issues within the broader social, cultural and political contexts of people's everyday lives. In 2006, Ottilie completed her PhD on the implementation frameworks for training policies targeting disadvantaged unemployed people. This research examined the policy process, from the macro-level concerns and political constraints, to the local context of community-based initiatives.

Recent Publications

  • Graham, R., Stolte, O. E. E., Hodgetts, D., & Chamberlain, K. (2016). Nutritionism and the construction of 'poor choices' in families facing food insecurity. Journal of Health Psychology, -online, 1-9. doi:10.1177/1359105316669879

  • Graham, R., Hodgetts, D., & Stolte, O. (2016). Dual-heritage households: Food, culture, and re-membering in Hamilton, New Zealand. International Review of Social Research, 6(1), 4-14. doi:10.1515/irsr-2016-0002

  • Hodgetts, D., & Stolte, O. (2016). Homeless people's leisure practices within and beyond urban socio-scapes. Urban Studies, 53(5), 899-914. doi:10.1177/0042098015571236

  • Nikora, L. W., Hodgetts, D., Groot, S., Stolte., & Chamberlain, K. (2016). Street health: Practitioner service provision for Māori homeless people in Auckland. In J. Fitzgerald, & G. J. Byrne (Eds.), Psychosocial Dimensions of Medicine (pp. 220-231). Research, VIC, Australia: IP Communications.

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