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Webinars tackle racism in Aotearoa
05 Mar, 2020
An innovative new event creating open access resources for Tiriti education and the fight against racism is taking place from March 21-30 2020.
Nearly everyone at risk of stroke
25 Feb, 2020
Professor Valery Feigin at AUT suggests that categorising people into ‘low, moderate or high’ risk of stroke should be abandoned.
High-carb food a cause of tooth decay
07 Feb, 2020
An AUT study is recommending changes to eating guidelines for young people to reduce New Zealand’s epidemic of childhood tooth decay.
Medicinal cannabis research
13 Dec, 2019
AUT and Zeacann Ltd have received approval from the Ministry of Health for medicinal cannabis research and development.
Plan to mitigate neurological disorders
11 Dec, 2019
Professor Valery Feigin leads global strategy to bridge the gap between growing burden of neurological disorders and overstretched health resources.
Empathy needed to reduce family violence
04 Dec, 2019
AUT report finds that agencies and services designed to aid wāhine Māori in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment.
New accolades for most cited scientist
21 Nov, 2019
AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin has been elected as both a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Disrupting the public health workforce
18 Nov, 2019
New Zealand's public health workforce is rapidly changing in response to local and global trends, including new technologies and widening inequities.
New Professors and Associate Professors
07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Leading the world in stroke prevention
29 Oct, 2019
This year’s World Stroke Day campaign encourages everyone to use the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed at AUT by Professor Valery Feigin.
World Mental Health Day
10 Oct, 2019
AUT is hosting the first of many events that will take place globally over the next 24 hours.
19 first in family scholarships awarded
05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
Making rural New Zealand age-friendly
29 Aug, 2019
Research from the AUT Centre for Active Ageing adds the voice of rural-dwelling older people to recommendations for age-friendly communities.
AUT podiatry partnership with DHB
19 Aug, 2019
AUT and Waitematā DHB have teamed-up to provide trainee podiatrists with experience in the diagnosis of foot-related complications from diabetes.
Mobile medical clinics a world first
29 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence, has revealed his plans to launch 200 mobile drive-through medical clinics across NZ by 2021.
Pacific youth gambling begins at home
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.
Scholarship inspires change
21 Jun, 2019
Receiving the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) Tressa Thomas Retraining Award was life-changing for AUT midwifery student Maran Greenwood.
Inequality in access to life-saving AEDs
21 May, 2019
A study by AUT and St John highlights a worrying discrepancy in the placement of life-saving AEDs (automated external defibrillators) in New Zealand.
AUT launches TBI Network
20 May, 2019
The network aims to bridge the gap between research, clinical care and public policy in the prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Social interaction impaired by mild-TBI
17 Apr, 2019
AUT research shows that even a mild brain injury can impair social cognition, which may cause difficulties in communication, relationships and employment.
Digital divide for aged care residents
26 Mar, 2019
A new study funded by InternetNZ shows that aged care residents are dependent on family and friends to keep them digitally connected.
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Volunteering sparks a flame for Eloise
15 Mar, 2019
Physiotherapy student Eloise Wilson's time volunteering in Burundi affirmed her decision to pursue a career in the health sector and make a difference.
Education key to fight gender inequality
08 Mar, 2019
Dr Pani Farvid recommends an educational primary prevention approach that seeks to stop the manifestations of gender inequality before they occur.
Marginalisation on health policy groups
08 Mar, 2019
A new study, which explores Māori and Pasifika leaders’ experiences on government advisory groups, indicates ongoing inequities in the development of New Z
Fat-shaming in public health
01 Feb, 2019
Dr Isaac Warbrick argues that societal and institutional racism affect nutrition, physical activity and weight loss in indigenous communities.
Technology and hands-on practice
01 Feb, 2019
Physiotherapy students like Rohil Chauhan benefit from innovative teaching tools and approaches – including interactive apps co-developed by AUT academics.
Young adults at risk of stroke
23 Jan, 2019
Almost one in four people aged 25 years are at risk of developing a stroke during their lifetime, according to a new scientific study.
Ready to take on the world
23 Jan, 2019
Through her AUT Edge Award, Sofie Heaphy organised a student paramedic conference, volunteered for St John and co-ordinated a volunteer trip to Peru.
World-leading stroke research at AUT
23 Jan, 2019
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide - but research at AUT is set to play a vital role in preventing these casualties.
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.
Gaining skills for the workplace
14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
NZ has the world's highest MND mortality
28 Nov, 2018
The Global Burden of Disease study reveals that New Zealand’s rate of mortality from motor neuron disease is 2.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Researching inflammation and depression
26 Nov, 2018
Auckland University of Technology has won a Marsden Grant of $827K to investigate the relationship between inflammation in the body and depression.
AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects
09 Nov, 2018
AUT has climbed in the THE World University Rankings published today. The rankings by subject place AUT first in NZ for its health subjects.
Five AUT Marsden Fund grants
08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
Our Food. Our People. Our Future.
19 Oct, 2018
The recent food symposium at AUT South Campus celebrated local champions and successful community-based projects.
World Mental Health Day 2018
10 Oct, 2018
Youth mental health has been recognised as a priority in New Zealand, but more needs to be done says Professor Max Abbott
ISBS honours AUT Vice Chancellor
12 Sep, 2018
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack’s championing of sports science has been honoured with the Inaugural ISBS 2018 Conference President’s Award.
Nursing: from picket lines to policymaking
05 Sep, 2018
Dr Jed Montayre, from the School of Clinical Sciences, is heading to Switzerland for the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) Policy Programme.
Indigenous health: power & politics
02 Aug, 2018
AUT recently hosted a public conversation on indigenous health with visiting political scientist Dominic O’Sullivan.
Debunking perceptions of safety
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.
AUT and PharmaCann collaborate
02 Jul, 2018
AUT has partnered with PharmaCann New Zealand Ltd to research the development of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand.
Students praised for quick response
22 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine students Joyce Giheno and Annie Nuualitiitia were ‘first on the scene’ at a car vs bus crash in Papatoetoe recently.
AUT alumnus awarded bravery medal
11 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was one of ten citizens awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.
New clinic delivers vital support
21 May, 2018
AUT has launched a new psychotherapy clinic dedicated to improving the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and their families.
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.
4 questions with Professor Duncan Reid
13 Apr, 2018
We asked Professor of Physiotherapy Duncan Reid four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
AUT Health officially opens
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.
AUT helping students build mental strength
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
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.
New fatigue fighting tool offers MS patients hope
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. 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. Rural medicine school well intended but misplaced
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.
United Nations to review the state of NZ racism
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.
Third med school a “shag on a rock” says professor
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.
Big result for Pacific health research at AUT
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.
International Day of the Midwife
04 May, 2017
AUT celebrates 10 years of educating student midwives at Middlemore Hospital as part of a unique collaboration with Counties Manukau Health.
Top paramedics compete in Ferno Sim Challenge
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
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.
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