Postgraduate and researchers news

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.
Decal of flowers and birds in hospital

Creating a healing environment

Art and design
22 Oct, 2021
Katie Twisleton’s master's research looked at how graphic design could be used in a stroke ward to improve experiences of healthcare.
Offshore fish farms

Research: offshore fish farms

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT is leading a large 36-month international project to develop a technique to assess the environmental impact of offshore aquaculture.
Dr Armgan Sabetian, Dr Jingjing Zhang, Dr Julian Lilkendey

Ancient fish bones reveal lost habitats

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT scientists combine satellite tracking and chemical analysis to reveal ancient habitats of Hauraki Gulf snapper.
Bright coloured paints

Thinking through colour

Art and design
12 Oct, 2021
After finding problems with the designs of patient information in healthcare, student Hannah Sames looked at how painting could improve experiences.
Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall

Child and youth mortality rates

Health sciences
11 Oct, 2021
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee co-chair Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall says ‘a higher priority must be placed on reducing shameful statistics’.
Steel beams

Limiting seismic damage in new builds

Architecture and built environment
06 Oct, 2021
Research by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and colleagues will help protect steel-framed buildings from seismic damage.
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor

Gender gap cut — sports club governance

Sport and recreation
04 Oct, 2021
Females in Kiwi sports clubs was a focus of this year's National Sport Club Survey, with some positive results, says AUT researcher Dr Mel Johnston.
Steve Henry

Should I get vaccinated?

Science
04 Oct, 2021
A view from a bioengineer working on COVID-19: Professor Steve Henry went from hesitant to believing mRNA vaccines are the way of the future.
Sian Clancy and Tony Oldham

AUT partners with Drug Free Sport NZ

Sport and recreation
30 Sep, 2021
Drug Free Sport NZ has announced a new research partnership with AUT to design and evaluate a world-class education programme on anti-doping.
Jarrod Haar

Anxiety rising in the Kiwi workforce

Business
30 Sep, 2021
Kiwi employees are worried about job security – and new findings reflect their anxiety levels.
Maria Bellringer

How much, how often, how many?

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2021
New global gambling guidelines could help reduce related harm post-lockdown.
Professor Jun Lu

The science behind health supplement NMN

Science
28 Sep, 2021
AUT and EZZ Life Science, have completed the world’s first review of research into the anti-aging supplement Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN).
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World-first triple PhD joint project

28 Sep, 2021
3 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff have been awarded PhD’s in raranga (traditional Māori weaving) after joined-up study through AUT’s Ipukarea Research Centre.
Lorenzo

SfTI funds bio-inspired underwater robot

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Sep, 2021
Dr Lorenzo Garcia has secured $200,000 of funding in the latest round of the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge.
David Rice

EEG Neurofeedback trial for chronic pain

Health sciences
23 Sep, 2021
The world’s biggest clinical trial using Electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand.
Merja Myllylahti

The changing shape of news income

Communication studies
21 Sep, 2021
AUT Senior lecturer Merja Myllylahti investigates the first decade of digital revenue payments in a new paper for Digital Journalism.
Helius and AUT

Researching advanced medicinal cannabis

Science
14 Sep, 2021
AUT and Helius Therapeutics have partnered on the research and development of advanced medicinal cannabis products.
Lana and Legacy

Moana view in Ars Electronica Festival

Art and design
13 Sep, 2021
AUT academics will host Moana Digitalities as part of the 2021 Ars Electronica Festival.
Yellow flower

Government reports on NZ’s happiness

Social sciences and public policy
13 Sep, 2021
Thanks to AUT research, Statistics NZ now recognises that “happiness” is a key indicator of how COVID-19 is impacting our country.
Professor Valery Feigin

Changing weather heightens stroke risk

Health sciences
08 Sep, 2021
New data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows that low ambient temperature is an increasing stroke risk factor around the world.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
BEL scholar

Notable award for AUT Business student

Business
01 Sep, 2021
An international honour society has recognised an AUT Business School postgraduate, highlighting the dedication of the society’s NZ alumni chapter.
Dr Antje Deckert standing arms folded and smiling at the camera.

Support for iwi checkpoints

Social sciences and public policy
16 Aug, 2021
New research supports the use of community checkpoints, as implemented by Māori during the pandemic.
Shanghai ranking

AUT’s Clinical Medicine first equal

Health sciences
06 Aug, 2021
AUT’s Clinical Medicine has been ranked joint first place amongst New Zealand universities.
HES Maori Celebration of Graduation

The mahi behind Māori graduates

Health sciences
05 Aug, 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented health sector reform and cultural change, Māori health students are still graduating.
People under magnifying glass

Supporting Research Recruitment - August

Health sciences
02 Aug, 2021
Can you help our research with impact? Find out about current research at AUT and recommend projects to friends and whānau who may want to get involved.
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.
Professor Andrew Lowe

Five questions: Professor Andrew Lowe

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Jul, 2021
We asked Professor Andrew Lowe five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Chairs and tables laid out for fine dining in a The Clink restaurant.

Public fine dining in prisons is popular

Hospitality, tourism and events
29 Jul, 2021
Opening prison restaurants in New Zealand has the potential to cut reoffending – while being a great experience for diners.
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.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan sitting arms crossed and looking at the camera.

CSDA screening tool in the spotlight

Social sciences and public policy
22 Jul, 2021
The work of AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics in using computer algorithms for social good has been getting a lot of international news attention.
Professor Andrew GIbbons

Five questions: Professor Andrew Gibbons

Education
09 Jul, 2021
We asked Professor Andrew Gibbons five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Merja blog

More people are paying for online news

Communication studies
08 Jul, 2021
Dr. Merja Myllylahti breaks down the findings from the latest Reuters Digital News Report 2021.
Awanis Azizan

Tools to combat mussel threat

Science
06 Jul, 2021
A postgraduate student is providing insight into how mussels cope with disease and heat stress.
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How body movement changes in pregnancy

05 Jul, 2021
New project to build a greater understanding of the changes pregnant women undergo in body size, shape and balance.
MBIE

MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships

24 Jun, 2021
Three early career researchers in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies have been awarded MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships.
Professor Verica Rupar

Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar

Communication studies
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation

17 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
Professor Lindsey White

Five questions: Professor Lindsey White

Science
14 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Lindsey White five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Te Hotonga Hapori

Impact of housing redevelopment on wellbeing

Health sciences
14 Jun, 2021
AUT has begun research on how urban housing redevelopment affects people’s wellbeing.
Professor Fiona Peterson

Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson

08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Professor Zac Morse

Five questions with Professor Zac Morse

Health sciences
31 May, 2021
We asked Professor Zac Morse five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
HRC 2021

HRC Emerging Researchers First Grants

28 May, 2021
AUT picked up one third of Health Research Council Emerging Researchers First Grants this year.
Professor Alice Theadom

Five questions: Professor Alice Theadom

Health sciences
25 May, 2021
We asked Professor Alice Theadom five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Students sitting in classroom

What does the future journalist look like?

Communication studies
24 May, 2021
Professor Verica Rupar has received US$52,000 from UNESCO Paris to investigate what shape journalism education should take in the 21st century.
A child being studying with a parent.

Homeschooling with limited English

Social sciences and public policy
19 May, 2021
Parents scrambled to homeschool their children during the Covid-19 lockdowns, but those who speak English as a second language found it particularly tough.
Professor Sharon Mazer

Five questions: Professor Sharon Mazer

Language and culture
17 May, 2021
We asked Professor Sharon Mazer five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Nimbus Staniland, Dr Lydia Cheung and Dr Jessica Vredenburg

Business School wins translation awards

Business
13 May, 2021
AUT Business School has won the NZ Business Research Translation Competition, highlighting the impact of sharing research with non-academic audiences.
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.
Lightbulb in soil

Five questions with Professor Ricky Chan

Business
10 May, 2021
We asked Professor Ricky Chan five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
Professor Tim Maloney smiling and looking at the camera

Timely unemployment data now available

Social sciences and public policy
07 May, 2021
New Zealand decision makers now have access to more frequent unemployment statistics thanks to a new tool.
Prof Jairo Gutierrez

Five questions: Prof. Jairo Gutierrez

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 May, 2021
We asked Professor Jairo Gutierrez five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Dr Mangor Pedersen

AI Lead on Australian Epilepsy Project

Health sciences
04 May, 2021
AUT cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Mangor Pedersen, is the AI Lead on the ground-breaking Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP).
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Trust in news declines

Communication studies
29 Apr, 2021
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its second Trust in News in New Zealand report.
Professor Ben Wooliscroft

Five questions: Prof. Ben Wooliscroft

Business
28 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor Ben Wooliscroft five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out

Business
28 Apr, 2021
New AUT research shows that, compared to international employees, Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out – they’ve got nothing left to give to the job.
Associate professor David White

Engineering Better Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Apr, 2021
Read AUT’s Blog #2 for Techweek 2021.
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.
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New research on school readiness

Social sciences and public policy
20 Apr, 2021
The children of teen mothers in New Zealand have lower baseline school readiness levels than other children and should be prioritised for support.
Professor David Nicholls

Five questions with Prof. David Nicholls

Health sciences
19 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor David Nicholls five questions about his research following his recent appointment.
Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis

Ethnic inequity in chronic pain services

Health sciences
19 Apr, 2021
A new study shows that Māori, Asian and Pacific peoples experienced poorer patient outcomes compared to Europeans.
Heat chamber

Feeling the Tokyo Heat

Sport and recreation
15 Apr, 2021
Top Kiwi athletes training for the Olympics under AUT’s Professor Andrew Kilding and other sport scientists.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Māori scientists face double challenge

Business
15 Apr, 2021
Māori scientists undertake innovative research while also being expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations and the science system.
Local policies can reduce gambling loss

Local policies can reduce gambling loss

Business
13 Apr, 2021
When local authorities tighten gambling regulations, player losses at the pokie machines are reduced, an AUT report has found.
Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood

NZ support workers need more support

Business
12 Apr, 2021
Most support workers in New Zealand feel overworked, underpaid and undervalued, a new AUT study has found.
Professor Ineke Crezee

Five questions with Prof. Ineke Crezee

09 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor Ineke Crezee five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Roboturtle

Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
Researchers from AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles.
Professor Jarrod Haar, Professor Patria Hume, Professor Denise Wilson

New Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellows

16 Mar, 2021
Three AUT academics have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Women academics at AUT

Celebrating AUTs women academics

08 Mar, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. Read a sample of the research from AUT’s women academics who are working to improve the lives of women in our society.
Daniel Shepherd

More help needed for parents

Health sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new study examines the mental health of parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Coronavirus

New low cost COVID-19 antibody test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new Kode Technology COVID-19 antibody test costs a fraction of current diagnostics using existing laboratory technology.
Using data to create social equity

Using data to create social equity

Social sciences and public policy
03 Feb, 2021
Researchers at the AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics help agencies use data to make better decisions about how to support the most vulnerable people.
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Climate Science 2020 – 10 New Insights

Science
02 Feb, 2021
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger outlines some of 2020's significant findings within the field of climate science.
Katherine Ravenswood Fiona Hurd Amber Nicholson

HRC funds Business School study on COVID

Business
28 Jan, 2021
Health Research Council is funding Business School-led research into the impact of COVID on community support workers.
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BioDesign Lab delivers new solutions

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2021
New facemask technology is one of many innovative technologies and therapies developed by researchers at the AUT BioDesign Lab.
Kabir Dasgupta, Gail Pacheco, Alexander Plum

Relationships matter in health choices

Business
26 Jan, 2021
New research finds personal and professional interactions can determine how, how much, and how satisfyingly people use child healthcare services.
Photo of Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma

2021 NZ Sustainability survey launches

Business
18 Jan, 2021
Eligible participants are invited to complete the second annual survey on NZ's sustainability profession.
Multiple brands of different companies

Brand activism moves up the supply chain

Business
14 Dec, 2020
Brand activism and supply chains raise questions about corporate accountability and commercial censorship, write Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors

30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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.
A misty forest.

A roadmap to action for climate finance

Social sciences and public policy
10 Nov, 2020
AUT academics have helped put together a comprehensive new report on how we can reform our financial system to help fight the climate crisis.
Headshot of Tago Mharapara and Katherine Ravenswood

Business School wins health funding

06 Nov, 2020
The Health Research Council (HRC) has awarded funding to two research proposals led by academics in the Business School.
Professor Tarling

A new PhD scholarship

Language and culture
03 Nov, 2020
A new scholarship worth $10,000 will support a student starting or undertaking their PhD at AUT in a topic focused on Southeast Asia.
Headshot of Lena Waizenegger

Business School excellence at AI event

Business
02 Nov, 2020
Lena Waizenegger (Business Information Systems) welcomed the chance to share her research in person at the recent Artificial Intelligence show in Auckland.
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Is running good for your knees?

01 Nov, 2020
A new study from the University of Maryland has found that running could actually be good for your knees.
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger

5 questions: Prof. Sebastian Leuzinger

Science
30 Oct, 2020
We asked Professor Sebastian Leuzinger five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo

Language fluency and mental disorders

Health sciences
28 Oct, 2020
A study of Pacific mothers in New Zealand reveals that being fluent in both English and Pacific languages may decrease the likelihood of postpartum mental
Agathis australis

Indigenous names valuable to science

Science
27 Oct, 2020
Professor Len Gillman says indigenous names for plants and animals should be restored within the scientific naming system.
Rosa Kalauni smiling in front of a classroom whiteboard.

Hope for the Niuean language in Aotearoa

23 Oct, 2020
Learning the Niuean language and the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem, AUT alumna Rosa Kalauni says.
Picture of a laptop and stethoscope

Increasing doctor wellbeing

Social sciences and public policy
22 Oct, 2020
New research establishes an association between the daily mood of trainee doctors and their intention to quit.
Girls playing netball

Sport clubs face COVID financial pain

Sport and recreation
09 Oct, 2020
Sports clubs connected to NZ’s most traditional codes report being “hit hard” by the impact of COVID-19 according to the 2020 National Sport Club Survey.
Dr Bradley Case

Sheep and beef farms near carbon neutral

Science
09 Oct, 2020
AUT research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral.
MBIE investigators

Data Science for Mental Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Oct, 2020
AUT has secured more than $2.1m to develop new data science technology for mental health diagnosis in MBIE Catalyst Programme.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Evidence crucial in uncertain times

Business
08 Oct, 2020
For Professor Jarrod Haar, COVID-19 has provided a chance to learn and share valuable findings about how the pandemic impacts Kiwi workplaces.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
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