Vivienne is a social scientist specialising in urban environments. Her work at Opus has a public health focus.

Vivienne has expertise in examining the relationships between where people live and their health.  Her current research interests include links between built and natural environments, transport, and health and wellbeing; and how impacts might affect population groups differently.

She recently extended her work to researching the ongoing effects of natural disasters on businesses and communities.
Vivienne also has a part-time research role at the University of Otago’s Wellington campus, working in the multidisciplinary field of neighbourhoods and health.