Research is a key focus for AUT. We deliver nationally leading research in a number of areas, and value research collaboration with local and international organisations and communities. We constantly create new opportunities to collaborate on research that matters, and our range of diverse research facilities helps attract research partners, research projects and research funding, as well as providing opportunities for postgraduate students.
Auckland University of Technology champions people with game changing ideas. Like Dr El-Shadan Tautolo, director of the world-first Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study, which has been following 1398 Pacific children for the first 13 years of their lives. Extensive consultation within Pacific communities has contributed to the development of this multidisciplinary project and the inclusion of psychosocial and health concepts that are relevant to these communities.
It is anticipated that this prospective, longitudinal study will generate important practical information on Pacific child and family health and psychosocial functioning over critical developmental stages.