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Marsden Fund success for AUT

09 Nov, 2022
The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences had two grants approved with total funding of $1.6 million in the 2022 round of Marsden funding.
Depression in Pacific adolescents

Depression in Pacific adolescents

Health sciences
30 Sep, 2022
A new study uses network analysis to demonstrate how connectedness with family, friends, and school can prevent depression in Pacific adolescents.
Te Tiriti: Two perspectives

Te Tiriti: Two perspectives

Health sciences
15 Mar, 2022
Q+A with ‘Te Tiriti-based futures + Anti-racism 2022’ event organisers – Heather Came (Pākehā activist-scholar) and Eridani Baker (Māori student-activist).
Heather Came

Public Health Champion 2021

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2021
Associate Professor Heather Came has been named this year’s Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui Public Health Champion.
Good design-disability

Good design and normalising disability

Health sciences
17 Nov, 2021
Harnessing the lived experience of disabled people is key to changing the face of disability and design at both a societal and personal level.
Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd

Barriers for Māori with prostate cancer

Health sciences
26 Oct, 2021
The Oranga Tū project funded by Movember has mapped ‘the cancer pathway’ for Māori men and their whānau after diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Dr Heather Came

Realigning competencies with te Tiriti

Health sciences
02 Aug, 2021
A new study examines regulated health professions’ competency documents and their compliance with te Tiriti.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo

AUT Pacific youth mental health study

Health sciences
27 Jul, 2021
HRC-funded study aims to improve mental health services for New Zealand’s Pacific youth.
Dr Radilaite Cammock and Daysha Tonumaipe’a

Using ‘food havens’ to reduce obesity

13 May, 2021
A new concept in food environments, the food haven, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples.
Associate Professor Maria Bellringer

Changes in gambling behaviour and health

Health sciences
22 Apr, 2021
As people move towards risky or problem gambling, they are more likely to move away from organised groups, according to a new AUT study.
Dr Heather Came

New authority could transform Māori health

Health sciences
22 Apr, 2021
Dr Heather Came and Adjunct Professor Dominic O’Sullivan weigh-in on the establishment of a new Maori health authority in The Conversation.
Dan Tautolo

PHANZ Pasifika Award

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2020
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo has been recognised for his outstanding achievement and leadership in Pacific public health.
Dr Sione Vaka

AUT Pacific researchers win HRC funding

Health sciences
23 Nov, 2020
Five Pacific researchers have received 2021 Pacific Health Career Development Awards’ from the Health Research Council (HRC).
Ayan

A quiet activist

Health sciences
17 Nov, 2020
Ayan Said has walked alongside migrant and refugee communities for a decade, unpacking a deeply cultural and sensitive issue, and holding space for change.
Dr Cassandra Fleming

AUT success with Marsden funding

12 Nov, 2020
Two AUT academics have won 2020 Marsden funding for research projects.
Heather Came

The public sector ethnic pay gap

Health sciences
17 Sep, 2020
A new study reveals significant ethnic pay disparities within the top tiers of New Zealand’s core public sector and district health boards.
Dr Radilaite Cammock

HRC grants for four AUT researchers

Health sciences
27 May, 2020
Dr Radilaite Cammock is one of four AUT researchers who recently received a prestigious Health Research Council grant to support their work.
Tweens

How adolescents define well being

Health sciences
03 Mar, 2020
Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing
Dr Cath Conn

Disrupting the public health workforce

Health sciences
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.
PIF Study Director Dr El-Shadan Tautolo

Study of Pacific people comes of age

Health sciences
07 Oct, 2019
For nearly 20 years, an AUT study has been tracking the development of 1,400 Pacific children.
Professor Denise Wilson

Ethnic disparities in child protection

19 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely to be placed out of home by child protection services.
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.
Alice Theadom TBI

AUT launches TBI Network

Health sciences
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).
TBI Network

Traumatic Brain Injury Network

Health sciences
16 May, 2019
An online Q+A session and introduction to the new Traumatic Brain Injury Network.
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AUT professor joins Stroke Central

Health sciences
10 May, 2019
Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor.
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AUT professor joins Stroke Central

Health sciences
10 May, 2019
Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor.
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Taking notes

Marginalisation on health policy groups

Health sciences
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
Isaac Warbrick

Fat-shaming in public health

Health sciences
01 Feb, 2019
Dr Isaac Warbrick argues that societal and institutional racism affect nutrition, physical activity and weight loss in indigenous communities.
Professor Valery Feigin

Young adults at risk of stroke

Health sciences
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.
A model of a brain

NZ has the world's highest MND mortality

Health sciences
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.
Professor Valery Feigin

Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2018
International researchers, health professionals and policymakers will gather at AUT on November 27.
David Letele addresses the audience at the Food Symposium 2018 event

Our Food. Our People. Our Future.

Health sciences
19 Oct, 2018
The recent food symposium at AUT South Campus celebrated local champions and successful community-based projects.
Dominic O'Sullivan

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.
Dr El Shadan Tautolo

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.
Radilaite Cammock

Fijian reproductive health worse in NZ

Health sciences
28 Mar, 2018
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.

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.

Workplace bullying- the ripple effects

Workplace bullying- the ripple effects

Health sciences
15 Jan, 2013

It is likely that most working New Zealanders will, at some time, be exposed to workplace bullying, either directly or as observers.

Director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute Professor Tim Bentley says what can sometimes be mistaken for harmless fun can in fact be counterproductive, with the ill-effects often extending way beyond those immediately involved.

Professor Allan Bell, Director of AUT's Institute for Culture, Discourse & Communication

Internet now integral to New Zealanders’ daily life

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
16 Mar, 2010

Most New Zealanders are now the typical user of the internet. Latest World Internet Project figures show that broadband usage has jumped to over 80 per cent of users, taking Internet presence over a threshold which makes it an established part of most New Zealanders' lives.

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