Ms Ella Kathryn Arbury

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Graduate Teaching Assistant
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Ella Arbury is a doctoral student whose research combines medical and architectural history. She is also a graduate teaching assistant in History. 

Research | Current

Ella's PhD thesis, currently titled A Healthy Home: The influence of ideas about health on Māori and Pākehā homes in Auckland, 1918-1949, argues that health had an important impact on the design (both interior and exterior) of Māori and Pākehā homes in Auckland from 1918-1949. Her thesis will consist of four main themes: Māori housing, slum housing, private housing and council/state housing. She will examine the role of health in bringing about changes in housing design and the nature of these changes. Her project will investigate how government and overseas influences shaped housing design. She will also discuss contemporary understandings about how housing was perceived to affect people’s health.

Teaching | Current

Graduate Teaching Assistant

2017

HISTORY 103: Global History

2016

HISTORY 210: Health, Medicine and Society

Distinctions/Honours

  • University of Auckland Doctoral Academic Leadership Initiative (DALI), 2017
  • Academic Career Exploration Scholarship, 2017
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Conference Grant for Postgraduate Students, 2017
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum Nancy Bamford Research Grant, 2016
  • 2nd place in Best of Arts Impact Poster Competition, 2015
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine Conference Grant for Postgraduate Students, 2015

Areas of expertise

  • Medical history
  • Architectural history
  • New Zealand history
  • European history

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Arbury, E. K. (2011). Breast or bottle? Breast-feeding Attitudes and Practices in New Zealand 1900-1963 The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/6495