Postgraduate and researchers news

Healthy homework works

Healthy homework works

Sport and recreation
16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Five questions: Professor Lesley Ferkins

Sport and recreation
13 Sep, 2019
We asked Professor Lesley Ferkins five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Professor Stephen Neville

Making rural New Zealand age-friendly

Health sciences
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.
Peter Jean-Paul with award

Showcasing AUT’s postgraduate research

28 Aug, 2019
The Graduate Research School’s annual Postgraduate Research Symposium and 3MT competition finals showcased the diverse research that takes place at AUT.
Ecologist Dr Nicola Day

Climate change article makes cover of Nature

Science
23 Aug, 2019
AUT applied ecologist Dr Nicola Day has published paper on climate change in Nature which features on the cover.  
AUT scientists Dr Zohreh Doborjeh and Dr Maryam Doborjeh

AUT AI experts discover link between mindfulness and improved cognitive function

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Aug, 2019
AUT KEDRI scientists have discovered a link between mindfulness training and improved cognitive function.
Siobhan Harvey Portrait

AUT supports writers festival

Language and culture
13 Aug, 2019
For the second consecutive year, AUT is supporting the Going West Books & Writers Festival.
Professor Matthew Ryan

Five questions with Prof. Matthew Ryan

Business and economics
13 Aug, 2019
We asked Professor Matthew Ryan five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Hamideh Gholizadeh and Mark Winger

Scholarships for today and tomorrow

Science
13 Aug, 2019
AUT student Hamideh Gholizadeh, has received not one, but two scholarships. Read her inspiring story.
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang

Melanoma - What's hair got to do with it?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Aug, 2019
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang has been investigating why children are particularly vulnerable to sun exposure.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

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.
Sebastian Leuzinger and Martin Bader doing research with kauri trees

Younger trees keep nearby ‘grandpa’ kauri alive

Science
26 Jul, 2019
AUT scientists conduct study of how a kauri stump is keeping itself alive by holding onto the roots of neighbouring trees.
Professor Stephen Neville

Five questions: Prof. Stephen Neville

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2019
We asked Professor Stephen Neville five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Brenda Flood

Student collab enhances patient care

Health sciences
19 Jul, 2019
AUT Integrated Health (AIH) provides primary healthcare, specialised services and programmes for the community.
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.
Whale and diver

Tongan whales affected by tourism

Science
18 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that the intensive swim-with-whale tourism in Tonga is disturbing natural behaviour patterns.
Whale in Kaikoura

The future of NZ’s marine environment

Science
15 Jul, 2019
Two AUT researchers, Dr Rebecca Jarvis and Dr Tim Young, surveyed New Zealand’s marine scientists to discover the key areas where more research is needed.
AUT Roche Diagnostics Lab

To the future and beyond

Science
11 Jul, 2019
The AUT-Roche Diagnostics Laboratory is creating exceptional learning experiences and fostering industry connections.
Bottlenose dolphins

Study: safe altitude for flying drones over marine animals

Science
10 Jul, 2019
Researchers from the Auckland University of Technology have found the safest distance to fly drones over marine mammals.
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.
THE rankings

AUT 51 in THE Young University Rankings

27 Jun, 2019
The Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released today reveals that AUT is one of the world's top young universities, ranked at #51.
AUT Profile 2018 cover

The AUT Profile 2018 is now available

14 Jun, 2019
The Profile showcases a selection of activities and achievements, and the people whose work has contributed to this.
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Inequality in access to life-saving AEDs

Health sciences
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.
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).
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AUT joins Australian research programme to utilise ocean resources

Science
16 May, 2019
AUT has joined 45 national and international partners on a 10-year research programme on ways to utilise the ocean for aquaculture and energy production.
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Driven to discover new treatments

Science
14 May, 2019
Breast cancer research is close to her heart, says Khine Thida was awarded a $96,000 scholarship by the Cancer Research Trust New Zealand to pursue a PhD.
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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
Associate Professor Alice Theadom

Social interaction impaired by mild-TBI

Health sciences
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.
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Explainer: mosque shootings trial

Law
12 Apr, 2019
AUT Law School professor, Kris Gledhill, outlines the judicial process for the trial of the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks.
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Global top 16 for sustainability

04 Apr, 2019
AUT #16 overall, #2 for Sustainable Cities & Communities and #9 for Gender Equality in global rankings.
updated pay equity

Scrutiny of largest pay rise for women

Business and economics
28 Mar, 2019
Research by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and the Human Rights Commission has for the first time revealed the challenges and advantages of New
charles-walker

Architecture for the future at AUT

Architecture
27 Mar, 2019
In 2020 AUT’s new Architecture and Future Environments programme will welcome its first students.
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Social impact for competitive edge

Business and economics
26 Mar, 2019
Corporate philanthropy and social responsibility a way of delivering improved commercial, social and environmental outcomes, say business leaders.
An old person's hands with a walking stick

Digital divide for aged care residents

Health sciences
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.
Professor Michael Luck

Five questions: Professor Michael Lück

Hospitality, tourism and events
25 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Michael Lück five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Professor Frances Joseph

Five questions: Professor Frances Joseph

21 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Frances Joseph five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate

“Education is the key to life”

Art and design
15 Mar, 2019
Dr Max Gimblett returned to NZ to accept an Honorary Doctorate from AUT, for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts.
Prototype rover

AUT research to find life on Mars

Science
14 Mar, 2019
AUT microbiologists are working with NASA to find signs of life on Mars.
Dr Jack Chen and Dr Marcus Jones

AUT scientists join MacDiarmid Institute

Science
11 Mar, 2019
Dr Marcus Jones and Dr Jack Chen have been made Associate Investigators at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
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
Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu

Research lift for breast cancer treatment

Health sciences
01 Mar, 2019
Study discovers potential new tool to help doctors select the best treatment.
Flax weaving

AUT gets Borrin Foundation support

Law
18 Feb, 2019
AUT Law School researchers have received funding support to investigate solutions for offenders who experience mental health and addiction-related issues.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

AI-DAY is everywhere

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Feb, 2019
New Zealand’s premier AI event returns for 2019 and as an event sponsor, AUT experts feature in the line-up.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

Taking a stand: brands and activism

Business and economics
04 Feb, 2019
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
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.
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley

Farewell to Professor Ian Shirley

23 Jan, 2019
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley was a friend and colleague to many as a researcher, leader, mentor, supervisor and notable person about the University.
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.
Richard Harris giving a speech at graduation

AUT awards two honorary doctorates

11 Jan, 2019
AUT has awarded Honorary Doctorates to Richard Harris and Sir James Wallace to recognise the significant and ongoing impact of the two men.
Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar

Juggling school holidays and work

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2018
Professor Candice Harris and Professor Jarrod Haar from the Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about the double juggle.
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Newspapers shrink local news gaps widen

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2018
Annual NZ media ownership report finds 9% drop in NZ newspaper circulation.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

When marketing doesn’t match practice

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
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Improving diversity outcomes

Business and economics
04 Dec, 2018
AUT’s Policy Observatory recently launched a report exploring what government can do to improve diversity and inclusion.
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 Richard Siegert

Researching inflammation and depression

Health sciences
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.
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.
Dr Fiona Hurd

Shattering the glass ceiling

Business and economics
20 Nov, 2018
AUT's Dr Fiona Hurd and Dr Suzette Dyer from the University of Waikato have found it is still necessary to prove there is a gender pay gap.
AUT's logo

AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects

Health sciences
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.
Synchrotron to be used in research

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.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

AUT awards Emeritus Professor

Social sciences and public policy
26 Oct, 2018
AUT has awarded Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of her contributions to Pacific development iss
Balls and rackets on AstroTurf

AUT number one for sport science in NZ

Sport and recreation
26 Oct, 2018
New rankings place AUT as New Zealand’s top university for sport science.
Professor Kris Gledhill

Five questions: Professor Kris Gledhill

Law
09 Oct, 2018
We asked Professor Kris Gledhill five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
A patient lying down in an ambulance

Health innovation cuts ED admissions

Business and economics
05 Oct, 2018
Early evidence suggests that a team-based primary health care practice model can reduce emergency department admissions to hospitals.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
Professor Candice Harris

Five questions: Professor Candice Harris

Business and economics
26 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor Candice Harris five questions about her research at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Professor Erica Hinckson

Five questions: Professor Erica Hinckson

Sport and recreation
21 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor of Physical Activity and the Environment Erica Hinckson five questions at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack

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.
Balls and rackets on AstroTurf

Sports scientists gathering at AUT

Sport and recreation
06 Sep, 2018
More than 570 sports scientists, athletes, technology partners and teachers will descend upon Auckland for the 2018 ISBS conference.
photo of Jed Montayre

Nursing: from picket lines to policymaking

Health sciences
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.
Professor Guy Littlefair

Five questions: Professor Guy Littlefair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor Guy Littlefair five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
A family plants trees

Sustainability – reality or illusion?

Business and economics
03 Sep, 2018
Companies are turning to feel good images in annual reports, but these photos may be masking the truth in the numbers, say AUT Business School researchers.
Professor Gail Pacheco with award

Professor takes out economics prize

Business and economics
29 Aug, 2018
AUT economics professor, Gail Pacheco, has been awarded the 2018 NZIER Economics Award, recognising the impact of her research work.
Gender differences at work

Relishing competence or seeking a challenge?

Business and economics
13 Aug, 2018
People who love their jobs get different things out of it - and there’s a difference between women and men when it comes to job satisfaction.
charles-walker

Five questions: Professor Charles Walker

07 Aug, 2018
We asked Professor Charles Walker five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
New Master of Business for AUT students

Postgrad degree boosts career prospects

Business and economics
07 Aug, 2018
AUT Business School’s new one-year Master of Business Management opens up options for graduates wanting to move into a rewarding career in management.
four-day-work-week

Working 4-day weeks for 5 days' pay?

Business and economics
30 Jul, 2018
A four-day week trial showed that if workers have more control over their job, they feel and perform better.
equal-pay-commitment

Awards celebrate equal pay commitment

27 Jul, 2018
AUT’s partnership with the YWCA Equal Pay Awards reflects commitment to diversity and inclusion.
perpetual-guardian

Four-day work week gets the tick

Business and economics
19 Jul, 2018
AUT researcher runs the research ruler over a company’s trial of a four-day working week and finds it measures up.
wz-building

City Campus’ newest building now open

17 Jul, 2018
The WZ building – the new home of our School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences – represents a new way of teaching and learning for AUT.
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.
Doctoral student’s research recognised

Doctoral student’s research recognised

Education
06 Jul, 2018
Doctor of Education candidate Jacoba Matapo has been awarded the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Doctoral Scholarship.
Excitement around the potential of SKA

Excitement around the potential of SKA

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2018
New Zealand’s contribution to the world’s biggest science project – the SKA – last night received a top honour for research and innovation.
rhema-vaithianathan

Striving to make algorithms fair

Business and economics
04 Jul, 2018
AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics co-director Rhema Vaithianathan spoke to science journal Nature about algorithms, bias and fairness.
Rachel-Morrison

How office design can isolate women

Business and economics
03 Jul, 2018
Open plan offices are thought to promote teamwork and discussion but women are finding them hard places to work.
edwina-pio

Changing names to boost job prospects

Business and economics
03 Jul, 2018
Migrants are using "more Kiwi-sounding" names to increase their chance of finding employment, says Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio.
AUT-and-PharmaCann

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.
Dr Saten Kumar

Plain English boosts policy outcomes

Business and economics
25 Jun, 2018
Research points to benefits of using plain language and social media to connect central bank policies with the public.
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.
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.
Len Gillman in a tree

nztrees app puts natives on the map

Science
07 Jun, 2018
Do you know your mānuka from your kānuka, your pōhutukawa from your rātā or ever wonder which trees are native?
Peter Chong

4 questions with Professor Peter Chong

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 May, 2018
We asked Professor Peter Chong four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Income hit for mums

Income hit for mums

Business and economics
30 May, 2018
Parenthood increases the gender pay gap with mothers facing a wage penalty.
Associate Professor Hannah Buckley

UK science journal publishes in te reo

Science
30 May, 2018
NZ academics have taken a major step forward in encouraging the scientific community to recognise the importance of non-Western indigenous languages.
Helena Cooper-Thomas

5 questions: Prof Helena Cooper-Thomas

Business and economics
25 May, 2018
We asked Professor of Organisational Behaviour Helena Cooper-Thomas five questions about her research at the time of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Wayne Hope

5 questions with Professor Wayne Hope

Communication studies
18 May, 2018
We asked Professor Wayne Hope five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Grant Schofield and the sugar conspiracy

The Sugar Conspiracy

Sport and recreation
16 May, 2018
Experts advocate plan to reverse type 2 diabetes epidemic within three years.
London calling for AUT law scholar

London calling for AUT law scholar

Law
14 May, 2018
AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship.
aaron and ayesha

Financial confusion costing Kiwis

Business and economics
07 May, 2018
KiwiSavers are struggling to understand the information needed to make good choices about their financial future.