Postgraduate and researchers news

Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar

Juggling school holidays and work

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2018

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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

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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.

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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

Dr Fiona Hurd

Shattering the glass ceiling

Business and economics
20 Nov, 2018

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AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects

Health sciences
09 Nov, 2018
Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

AUT awards Emeritus Professor

Social sciences and public policy
26 Oct, 2018

Balls and rackets on AstroTurf

AUT number one for sport science in NZ

Sport and recreation
26 Oct, 2018

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Health innovation cuts ED admissions

Business and economics
05 Oct, 2018

Professor Candice Harris

Five questions: Professor Candice Harris

Business and economics
26 Sep, 2018

Professor Erica Hinckson

Five questions: Professor Erica Hinckson

Sport and recreation
21 Sep, 2018

Balls and rackets on AstroTurf

Sports scientists gathering at AUT

Sport and recreation
06 Sep, 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.

Professor Guy Littlefair

Five questions: Professor Guy Littlefair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018

A family plants trees

Sustainability – reality or illusion?

Business and economics
03 Sep, 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco with award

Professor takes out economics prize

Business and economics
29 Aug, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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Awards celebrate equal pay commitment

27 Jul, 2018

AUT’s partnership with the YWCA Equal Pay Awards reflects commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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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.

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City Campus’ newest building now open

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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

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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.

Michael Petterson

5 questions with Professor Michael Petterson

Science
03 May, 2018

We asked Professor Michael Petterson 5 questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.

Accounting for good

Accounting for good

Business and economics
27 Apr, 2018

AUT Business School introduces Accounting for Social Impact Research Group, aimed at supporting the achievement, evaluation and reporting of social impact.

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.

Dr Michael Fletcher

Post-split parents’ finances studied

Business and economics
19 Apr, 2018

Research from AUT has revealed the economic impact when parents separate, in a study that is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

AUT fourth-year law student Te Puea Matoe

Law student’s Borrin Foundation support

13 Apr, 2018

The research grant will fund a research internship investigating how cultural information can improve outcomes for Māori in the justice system.

Professor Duncan Reid

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.

AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka

Harassment in Cook Islands hospitality

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Apr, 2018

Sexual harassment by customers in the Cook Islands hospitality industry is a problem, according to AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka.

Indigenous law research to the fore

Indigenous law research to the fore

Law
09 Apr, 2018

AUT Law School officially opens legal research centre with a focus on indigenous people in New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific.

Radilaite Cammock

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.

Marketing a bad attitude

Marketing a bad attitude

Business and economics
27 Mar, 2018

How can brands win when sports stars are losing their reputation?

Online brand-power and kids

Online brand-power and kids

Business and economics
27 Mar, 2018

Who has more influence – musician, vlogger or sportsperson?

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Research kicks off on modern Kiwi identity

Hospitality, tourism and events
23 Mar, 2018

Auckland University of Technology researcher Lindsay Neill is launching an investigation into what New Zealanders, aged 20 to 40, believe identifies them as Kiwis in 2018.

Edmond Fehoko at AUT South Campus

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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Older Women Have More Fun

Business and economics
13 Mar, 2018

Prof Jarrod Haar's research into work/life satisfaction.

Vulnerable transient population - Gail Pacheco

Vulnerable transient population size equal to the city of Tauranga

Business and economics
06 Mar, 2018

A study by the New Zealand Work Research Institute at AUT has quantified the scale of transience in New Zealand, with a particular focus on those considered to be ‘vulnerable transient’.

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

Law
06 Mar, 2018

AUT law academic Cassandra Mudgway has offered a way forward for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by United Nations peacekeepers.

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018

When Elon Musk's commercial space company Space X successfully launched Falcon Heavy, AUT’s Radio Astronomy and Space Research team helped keep an eye on it.

Gender and Diversity Research Group

Gender and Diversity Research at AUT turns 10

26 Feb, 2018

AUT’s Gender and Diversity Research Group take a day out to celebrate ten years of research success and set a research agenda for the future.

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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.

Marjolein Wiersma

Creating meaning in the workplace

Business and economics
13 Dec, 2017

Marjolein Lips-Wiersma, Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership at AUT’s Business School, is a leading expert in developing and supporting meaning in the workplace. Professor Lips-Wiersma has just released the second edition of the book she co-authored with Lani Morris, The Map of Meaningful Work: A Practical Guide to Sustaining Our Humanity.

New tool measures Corporate Governance Effectiveness

New tool measures Corporate Governance Effectiveness

Business and economics
04 Dec, 2017

A new corporate governance index aims to quantify the voice of the shareholder at the boardroom table.

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First national inquiry breaks the silence around family violence in the Pacific

Social sciences and public policy
14 Nov, 2017

Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop at AUT is one of four commissioners appointed to oversee Samoa’s national inquiry into family violence.

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AUT features in new Times Higher Education rankings for health and life sciences

09 Nov, 2017

The 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings released today show AUT featuring strongly in two of its subject areas; clinical, pre-clinical and health, and the life sciences categories.

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

Law
06 Nov, 2017

Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Criminal Law and Justice Studies and founder and director of AUT’s Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice, has been appointed to the criminal law committee of the New Zealand Law Society.

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Professor Tim Maloney steps into chief economist role

Business and economics
03 Nov, 2017

Head of AUT’s School of Economics and co-director of the Centre for Social Data Analytics, Professor Tim Maloney, has been appointed to the role of Chief Economist at the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

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AUT awards top accolade to New Zealand historian who continues to innovate with new online paper on the Holocaust

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
20 Oct, 2017

One of New Zealand’s best-selling and most-respected historians, Professor Paul Moon, was last night acknowledged for his contributions as a researcher, academic and teacher. The AUT Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the university’s community. Professor Moon was awarded the top accolade - the AUT University Medal - for sustained and exceptional academic achievement.

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AUT Finance team wins the 2017 CFA Institute Research Challenge

Business and economics
19 Oct, 2017

AUT Business School finance students took out top honours and a chance to represent New Zealand in this year’s CFA Institute Research Challenge.

 Colab have signed an agreement with SM23

Colab partnership to translate research innovation into reality

Colab: creative technologies
18 Oct, 2017

A new sponsorship agreement with S23M will result in a wealth of new opportunities for students and staff

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Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration

Communication studies
13 Oct, 2017

Pacific Media Centre Director, Professor David Robie will join academics from around the world in a global academic exchange with Indonesia's Universitas Gadjah Mada. In return, seven academics from the Indonesian university will visit AUT for the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.

 Professor Bernadette McSherry receives inaugural Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award

Professor Bernadette McSherry receives inaugural Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award

Law
12 Oct, 2017

Australian criminal law academic Bernadette McSherry is the first person to receive the Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award in conjunction with AUT Law School.

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AUT announces new Professors and Associate Professors

09 Oct, 2017

Four internationally recognised senior academics in the fields of Sport and Recreation, Science, and Law are the latest group of academics promoted by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to become Professors. A further eight academics have been appointed as associate professors.