Health sciences news

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AUT podiatry partnership with DHB

Health sciences
19 Aug, 2019

Professor Stephen Neville

Five questions: Prof. Stephen Neville

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2019

Dr Brenda Flood

Student collab enhances patient care

Health sciences
19 Jul, 2019

Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair

Five questions: Valerie Wright-St Clair

Health sciences
03 Jul, 2019

Dr Maria Bellringer

Pacific youth gambling begins at home

Health sciences
01 Jul, 2019

New report funded by the Ministry of Health reveals that gambling among Pacific youth is a Social activity that mostly takes place with family and friends.

Professor Lester Levy

New chair in digital health

Health sciences
05 Jun, 2019

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AUT launches TBI Network

Health sciences
20 May, 2019

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Traumatic Brain Injury Network

Health sciences
16 May, 2019

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AUT professor joins Stroke Central

Health sciences
10 May, 2019

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AUT professor joins Stroke Central

Health sciences
10 May, 2019

Associate Professor Alice Theadom

Social interaction impaired by mild-TBI

Health sciences
17 Apr, 2019
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Digital divide for aged care residents

Health sciences
26 Mar, 2019

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15 Mar, 2019

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Volunteering sparks a flame for Eloise

Health sciences
15 Mar, 2019

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Marginalisation on health policy groups

Health sciences
08 Mar, 2019

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Technology and hands-on practice

Health sciences
01 Feb, 2019

Physiotherapy students likeRohil Chauhan benefit from innovative teaching tools and approaches – including interactive apps co-developed by AUT academics.

Isaac Warbrick

Fat-shaming in public health

Health sciences
01 Feb, 2019

Professor Valery Feigin

Young adults at risk of stroke

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019

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Ready to take on the world

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019
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World-leading stroke research at AUT

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019

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Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019

Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.

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NZ has the world's highest MND mortality

Health sciences
28 Nov, 2018

Professor Richard Siegert

Researching inflammation and depression

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2018

Professor Valery Feigin

Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2018

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Empowering-underprivileged-girls

Health sciences
22 Nov, 2018

Professor Max Abbott

Oral therapy student intake to increase

Health sciences
21 Nov, 2018

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AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects

Health sciences
09 Nov, 2018
David Letele addresses the audience at the Food Symposium 2018 event

Our Food. Our People. Our Future.

Health sciences
19 Oct, 2018
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World Mental Health Day 2018

Health sciences
10 Oct, 2018

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Nursing: from picket lines to policymaking

Health sciences
05 Sep, 2018

Dr Jed Montayre, a lecturer at the School of Clinical Sciences, is heading to Switzerland this week for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) Policy Programme.

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Indigenous health: power & politics

Health sciences
02 Aug, 2018

AUT recently hosted a public conversation on indigenous health with visiting political scientist Dominic O’Sullivan.

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Pacific youth at risk if mothers gamble

Health sciences
09 Jul, 2018

AUT research sheds light on the intergenerational effects of gambling among Pacific families.

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Debunking perceptions of safety

Health sciences
04 Jul, 2018

A collaboration between AUT’s Midwifery department, Auckland District Health Board and Birthcare led to the opening of three refurbished birthing rooms.

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AUT and PharmaCann collaborate

Health sciences
02 Jul, 2018

AUT has partnered with PharmaCann New Zealand Ltd to research the development of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand.

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Students praised for quick response

Health sciences
22 Jun, 2018

Paramedicine students Joyce Giheno and Annie Nuualitiitia were ‘first on the scene’ at a car vs bus crash in Papatoetoe recently.

Dr Isaac Warbrick

What Māori men think about exercise

Health sciences
22 Jun, 2018

AUT research looks at what motivates Māori men to be physically active.

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Microsoft takes AUT student across globe

Health sciences
19 Jun, 2018

Second-year Bachelor of Health Science student Jackie Chan is travelling across the globe as a Microsoft Student Partner.

Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis from AUT’s School of Clinical Sciences

Disparity in chronic pain services

Health sciences
12 Jun, 2018

AUT research highlights ethnic disparities in attendance at New Zealand's chronic pain services.

Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.

AUT alumnus awarded bravery medal

Health sciences
11 Jun, 2018

Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was one of ten citizens awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.

Dianne Lummis (Programme Leader, Child and Adolescent Psychology) and Mariana Torkington (Lecturer, Psychotherapy and Counselling).

New clinic delivers vital support

Health sciences
21 May, 2018

AUT has launched a new psychotherapy clinic dedicated to improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and their families.

Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger

New book sheds light on fasting

20 Apr, 2018

We’re fatter and sicker than ever before – and according to a new book, the answer to this modern scourge could lie in the age-old practice of fasting.

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4 questions with Professor Duncan Reid

Health sciences
13 Apr, 2018

We asked Professor of Physiotherapy Duncan Reid four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.

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Fijian reproductive health worse in NZ

Health sciences
28 Mar, 2018

A new study shows that indigenous Fijian women living in New Zealand are not benefitting from the higher level of resources available.

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Kava drinking research highlighted in global report

Health sciences
14 Mar, 2018

AUT PhD student, Edmond Fehoko, continues to garner international attention with his master’s thesis on the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males participating in the faikava or kava drinking circle.

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Physio students prepare for the future

Health sciences
06 Mar, 2018

Physiotherapy students are buzzing with anticipation about heading into the workplace after attending the Match Ready Employability Experience in early March.

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

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Newly announced patrons help tackle loneliness in older kiwis

Health sciences
19 Feb, 2018

Sir Bob Harvey and Professor Max Abbott (CNZM) have been appointed as co-patrons of the Silver Line Charitable Trust New Zealand.

 AUT Health officially opens

AUT Health officially opens

Health sciences
12 Oct, 2017

AUT Health, Auckland University of Technology’s clinical services hub based near AUT North Campus, was officially opened by the Vice-Chancellor yesterday. He was joined by North Campus Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Professor Max Abbott, as well as staff, industry partners and neighbouring health providers.

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AUT helping students build mental strength

Health sciences
10 Oct, 2017

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has marked Mental Health Awareness Week with the release of a new Resilience App for staff and students, the first of its kind by a New Zealand university.

Money not the key to Kiwi happiness, but it’s a start

Money not the key to Kiwi happiness, but it’s a start

Health sciences
25 Sep, 2017

Money may not buy happiness but material conditions are a significant factor in determining quality of life, according to a visiting academic.

Bath University’s Professor Suzanne Skevington is speaking the 2010 Quality of Life Conference which starts today (February 22-24) at AUT University and will discuss how material conditions affect quality of life and the implications this has for social policy.

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New fatigue fighting tool offers MS patients hope

Health sciences
07 Sep, 2017

A new app is now available to help those with multiple sclerosis (MS) cope with fatigue. The app, MS Energise, launched last week and uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles to help users self-manage the fatigue they experience as a result of their condition.

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Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

02 Sep, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.

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Rural medicine school well intended but misplaced

Health sciences
29 Aug, 2017

National’s election announcement of funding to establish a new school of rural medicine is well intended but misplaced, according to Auckland University of Technology Dean of Health and Environmental Sciences Professor Max Abbott.

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United Nations to review the state of NZ racism

Health sciences
14 Aug, 2017

A New Zealand collective will today present to the United Nations in Geneva, drawing attention to the existence, prevalence and entrenchment of institutional racism targeting Māori in Aotearoa.

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Pacific mental health expert scoops national leadership award

Health sciences
14 Aug, 2017

Dr Monique Faleafa was last week named winner of the 2017 eHealth Innovation Leadership Award by AUT’s Centre for eHealth.

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Third med school a “shag on a rock” says professor

Health sciences
10 Aug, 2017

Professor Max Abbott, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), says a third medical school at Waikato University would be a “shag on a rock” and will not address urgent, longer-term rural health needs.

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Big result for Pacific health research at AUT

Health sciences
20 Jun, 2017

AUT’s Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study has been awarded three research grants, each worth $1.2 million over three years, by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

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Working together for healthy communities

09 Jun, 2017

Professor Elaine Rush is calling for the food industry and healthy eating campaigners to work together to create a healthier South Auckland.

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International Day of the Midwife

Health sciences
04 May, 2017

AUT celebrates 10 years of educating student midwives at Middlemore Hospital as part of a unique collaboration with Counties Manukau Health.

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AUT Professor appointed Chief Education Health & Nutrition Advisor

Health sciences
20 Apr, 2017

AUT’s Professor Grant Schofield has been announced the Ministry of Education’s new Chief Education Health and Nutrition Advisor, an appointment aimed at helping New Zealand learners reach their full potential.

AUT receives funding for Pacific health study on ageing

AUT receives funding for Pacific health study on ageing

Health sciences
05 Dec, 2016

The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study at AUT South Campus has been awarded almost $1 million for innovative research as part of the ‘Ageing Well’ National Science Challenge.

Top paramedics compete in Ferno Sim Challenge

Top paramedics compete in Ferno Sim Challenge

Health sciences
24 Nov, 2016

Australasia’s top paramedics assembled at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to compete in the annual Ferno Sim Challenge – a world-class, high-fidelity, emergency response simulation designed to test their mettle and clinical skills.

AUT academic awarded Young Psychologist of the Year

AUT academic awarded Young Psychologist of the Year

Health sciences
02 Nov, 2016

Dr Alice Theadom, Deputy Director of AUT’s National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences (NISAN), has been honoured by the New Zealand Psychological Society for her research accomplishments. The senior psychology lecturer was awarded the G.V. Goddard Early Career Award, in recognition of her scholarly contributions to the field of applied professional psychology.

AUT scholars receive prestigious HRC awards

AUT scholars receive prestigious HRC awards

Health sciences
01 Nov, 2016

Five AUT scholars were yesterday announced as recipients of the Health Research Council’s 2017 career development awards.

Young Nurse of the Year goes to AUT lecturer

Young Nurse of the Year goes to AUT lecturer

Health sciences
18 Oct, 2016

AUT nursing lecturer Dr Jed Montayre has been named Young Nurse of the Year by the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNO).

The award recognises outstanding practice, contribution to nursing and entrepreneurship in young nurses.

World Mental Health Day event explores psychological first-aid

World Mental Health Day event explores psychological first-aid

Health sciences
14 Oct, 2016

World Mental Health Day (WMHD) was celebrated on Monday 10 October with a thought-provoking event at AUT’s North Campus.

The event focussed on the WMHD 2016 theme of psychological and mental health first-aid, highlighting the fact that we each have a role to play in the health of our social networks. A panel of industry-leading speakers talked about how to provide effective psychological first-aid, and the current climate of mental health in New Zealand.

Paramedicine students visit trauma capital

Paramedicine students visit trauma capital

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2016

Three paramedicine students from AUT South Campus recently returned from clinical placement in Cape Town – ‘the trauma capital of the world’.

Zoe Farmer, Brody Mangos and Sam Rabone are completing the second year of a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine.

New groups to tackle loneliness in older people

New groups to tackle loneliness in older people

Health sciences
30 Sep, 2016

Two new groups launched yesterday, with the shared objective of promoting active ageing and advancing the health and wellbeing of older people. Ensuring communities are inclusive and encourage social engagement is key to achieving this goal.

Research scholarship to shed light on racism in NZ health system

Research scholarship to shed light on racism in NZ health system

Health sciences
08 Sep, 2016

AUT Masters student Emma Rawson has been awarded the inaugural Whakauae Pae Tawhiti Scholarship for Māori Health Research, to further her work investigating institutional racism in public health units’ human resources practices

Ending institutional racism in public health organisations

Ending institutional racism in public health organisations

Health sciences
06 Sep, 2016

Academics and public health practitioners have come together to host New Zealand’s first ever symposium on ending institutional racism in the public health sector.

AUT crash simulation stops traffic

AUT crash simulation stops traffic

Health sciences
05 Sep, 2016

Paramedicine students from AUT South Campus were put through their paces during a lifelike crash simulation in Auckland Central on August 27.

AUT academics receive Health Research Council honours

AUT academics receive Health Research Council honours

Health sciences
30 Aug, 2016

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has honoured AUT health researchers Professor Valery Feigin and Dr Alice Theadom for their contributions to health research excellence.

AUT ‘Nothing Else’ snack bar to take on commercial market

AUT ‘Nothing Else’ snack bar to take on commercial market

Health sciences
11 Aug, 2016

A healthier muesli bar developed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is set to take on the commercial snack bar market this month.

Key New Zealand health target must change, says Professor

Key New Zealand health target must change, says Professor

Health sciences
29 Jul, 2016

One of New Zealand’s top six priority health targets needs revision, according to the lead author of a study published in Nature Reviews Neurology.

Widespread support for cannabis law reform

Widespread support for cannabis law reform

Health sciences
15 Jul, 2016

A recent assembly at the Auckland Town Hall has put the spotlight on New Zealand’s cannabis laws. The public event, Start the Conversation, addressed the impact of current cannabis laws on New Zealanders, and called for legislative reform to curb the harm caused by the country’s current approach to drug use.

Public forum to unlock debate on cannabis

Public forum to unlock debate on cannabis

Health sciences
22 Jun, 2016

AUT Professor Max Abbott is set to speak at a public event on Monday evening, addressing growing community concern about cannabis use and legislation.

Air pollution a major contributor to stroke burden, finds new study

Air pollution a major contributor to stroke burden, finds new study

Health sciences
14 Jun, 2016

New research has uncovered that air pollution contributes to around one third of strokes worldwide. The startling findings, published last week in The Lancet Neurology, are the result of work led by Professor Valery Feigin - Director of AUT's National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neurosciences.

AUT inspires Seychelles’ response to childhood obesity

AUT inspires Seychelles’ response to childhood obesity

Health sciences
02 Jun, 2016

AUT South Campus recently played host to Director of Family Health and Nutrition Programmes for the Seychelles Islands, Rosie Bistoquet.

Mentor initiative drive Pacific midwives numbers up

Mentor initiative drive Pacific midwives numbers up

Health sciences
17 May, 2016

Pacific midwife numbers are on the rise in South Auckland, thanks to a mentoring initiative led by Pasifika Midwives Aotearoa, supported by AUT midwifery department.

AUT Centre for eHealth signs formal relationship agreement with the Health Promotion Agency

AUT Centre for eHealth signs formal relationship agreement with the Health Promotion Agency

Health sciences
06 May, 2016
AUT and the Health Promotion Agency (HPA) have signed a relationship agreement, establishing a formal partnership between the HPA and AUT Centre for eHealth.
Established in 2012, the HPA is a Crown entity that exists to empower communities and develop self-help tools in the area of public health. Their main activities consist of the promotion of health and wellbeing, and encouraging healthy lifestyles – making them the perfect partner for the AUT Centre for eHealth
Professor of Psychology & Public Health receives national honour

Professor of Psychology & Public Health receives national honour

Health sciences
02 May, 2016

Professor Max Abbott, Dean of AUT’s Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) at an investiture ceremony in Auckland last week.

NZ a world leader in island conservation, says new research

NZ a world leader in island conservation, says new research

Health sciences
22 Apr, 2016

An international study has shown that mammal eradication on islands has delivered great conservation gains for New Zealand’s native species and island biodiversity.

The research was part of a global effort across eight countries to assess the value of removing invasive mammals, such as rats, goats and cats, as a conservation measure. The results were published earlier this month in prestigious journal PNAS, and point to clear benefits for endangered fauna.

AUT Pacific Islands Families study: Findings to be translated into international context

AUT Pacific Islands Families study: Findings to be translated into international context

Health sciences
18 Apr, 2016

Researchers at Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus in Manukau will join forces with four other leading research groups in the field of child development studies, thanks to Government funding of $429,017 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Catalyst Fund.

Eye on health and well-being of Pacific youth: research symposium at AUT South Campus

Eye on health and well-being of Pacific youth: research symposium at AUT South Campus

Health sciences
11 Apr, 2016

The latest round of findings from the 14 year measurement wave of the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study will be examined at a research symposium being held at the AUT South Campus in Manukau this week.

Project Energize celebrates 10 years in action

Project Energize celebrates 10 years in action

Health sciences
06 Jan, 2016

Project Energize, New Zealand’s innovative child health initiative, celebrates 10 years in action this year.

The programme sees a team of 26 ‘Energizers’ working with their local schools and communities to increase children's physical activity, improve nutrition and enhance their overall health. The Waikato project is funded by the Waikato District Health Board and grew out of a desire from parents, educators, community groups and Sport Waikato to support children’s health.