Dr Ottilie Stolte

Qualifications: BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD Waikato

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About Ottilie

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


Health; Poverty; Psychology; Social Science Research; Sociology

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

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

  • Hodgetts, D., Andriolo, A., Stolte, O., & King, P. (2021). An impressionistic orientation towards visual inquiry into the conduct of everyday life. Qualitative Research in Psychology. doi:10.1080/14780887.2021.1901165

  • Elliot Noe, E., Clarkson, B. D., & Stolte, O. (2021). The “desire to have it all”: multiple priorities for urban gardens reduces space for native nature. Ecology and Society, 26(2). doi:10.5751/es-12515-260243 Open Access version:

  • Hodgetts, D., Stolte, O., Sonn, C., Drew, N., Carr, S., & Nikora, L. (2020). Social Psychology and Everyday Life (2 ed.). L. Zimmerman (Ed.), UK: Macmillan Education.

  • Cassim, S., Hodgetts, D., & Stolte, O. (2020). Exploring distancing among Sri Lankan migrants in New Zealand. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 79, 165-176. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2020.09.003

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