Māori Health department

An essential part of health sciences at AUT, Māori Health develops and teaches Te Ara Hauora Māori (Māori health) pathway papers for students interested in a Māori health career.

Te Ara Hauora Māori promotes connectedness between a student’s chosen career and Māori health. The path integrates core health and environmental sciences papers across a number of programmes.

Research centre

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research promotes positive health experiences for Māori whānau.

Research in health sciences

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across health sciences.

More about our research

Contact us

Trudy McAuslin
Personal Assistant
Phone: +64 9 921 9243


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Key academic contacts

Undergraduate Māori health papers

Dr Ailsa Haxell
Head of School, Interprofessional Health Studies
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7105

Postgraduate Māori health papers

Dr Isaac Warbrick
Programme Coordinator Māori Health
Co-Director Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7591

Professor Denise Wilson
Associate Dean, Māori Advancement
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7392

Professor Denise Wilson
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TBI Network
62% increase in AUT researchers
Dr Isaac Warbrick
News pattern
Professor Denise Wilson
Empathy needed to reduce family violence
04 Dec, 2019
AUT report finds that agencies and services designed to aid wāhine Māori in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment.
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Inequality in access to life-saving AEDs
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.
TBI Network
Traumatic Brain Injury Network
16 May, 2019
An online Q+A session and introduction to the new Traumatic Brain Injury Network.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Dr Isaac Warbrick
What Māori men think about exercise
22 Jun, 2018
AUT research looks at what motivates Māori men to be physically active.
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