Tim Chambers is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Environment & Infection Research Unit (HEIRU), University of Otago, Wellington. Broadly, his research examines the role spatial and social factors—and the interaction between the two—play in our health. His specific research interests focus on environmental features that impact on health, including food marketing and availability, alcohol marketing, greenspace, physical activity and access to healthy water.
Prior to joining the University of Otago, Wellington, Tim was a Research Associate in the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation (CHEPI) in the Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London. Here he worked on the Science & Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy (STOP) project, a European Commission funded program with 31 partners across 16 European countries.
Tim holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago, in collaboration with Harvard University. He had a joint appointment at Michigan State University and Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Pubic Health as a Visiting Scientist as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. He also holds a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Classical studies from the University of Otago.