Research

AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings. We have more than 60 research centres and institutes delivering leading research, and our research also feeds back into the classroom to benefit our students.

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Latest research

Professor Sharon Mazer

Five questions: Professor Sharon Mazer

Language and culture
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
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

Business
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
We asked Professor Ricky Chan five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.

World-leading academic staff

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Edwina Pio

Professor Edwina Pio is New Zealand's first and only professor of diversity and was awarded a Royal Society medal in 2019 for her work on intersectional diversity.

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Patria Hume

Professor Patria Hume is an international leader in sports performance, renowned for her work on reducing injury and improving sports techniques for athletes around the world.

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Paul Moon

Professor Paul Moon is widely known as an expert on New Zealand history, and is one of New Zealand's best-selling and most respected historians and social commentators.

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Gail Pacheco

Contributing to social good through better decision-making is what drives Professor Gail Pacheco.

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Jarrod Haar

Professor Jarrod Haar is the deputy director of AUT's NZ Work Research Institute and has an international reputation as one of the foremost Māori scholars in business.

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Nik Kasabov

Professor Nik Kasabov is globally known as an expert on computational intelligence, neuro-computing and novel methods for data mining and knowledge discovery.

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Valery Feigin

Professor Valery Feigin is globally known as an expert on stroke, traumatic brain injury prevention, epidemiology and treatment/rehabilitation.

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Steve Henry

Professor Steve Henry is a biological designer and globally known for his work on surface-modification technology Kode Technology, which has the potential to fight cancer.

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Denise Wilson

Professor Denise Wilson is a world-leading academic contributing new knowledge to support a positive transformation in wellbeing outcomes, particularly for Māori.

AUT’s research networks, institutes, centres and groups

Health Futures

Health Futures is a bold new initiative from AUT designed to tackle significant challenges facing New Zealand society, with significant funding available – $20 million over five years – to address these pressing issues.

Health Futures website

Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre

AUT is one of only five Core Research Participants in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre. This is a AUD$329m 10-year research centre, which will, for the first time bring the aquaculture and renewable energy sectors together to address the challenges of offshore food and energy production, that leverages the benefits of colocation, vertical integration, infrastructure and shared services. To find out more contact Professor Lindsey White.

Visit Blue Economy website

Postgraduate study and research

AUT is New Zealand’s fastest growing postgraduate study destination, offering a wide range of programmes.

Use AUT's research facilities

Many of our modern research facilities and equipment can be used by external researchers.

Explore facilities

Research commercialisation

AUT Ventures provides commercialisation advice, consultancy and investment opportunities.

AUT Ventures website

Contact us

Get in touch with us to find out more about research at AUT or to partner with us on a research project.

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