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.

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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

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Dr Heather Came
Dr Cassandra Fleming
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Good design can normalise disability
17 Nov, 2021
Harnessing the lived experience of disabled people is key to changing the face of disability and design at both a societal and personal level.
Dr Heather Came
New authority may transform Māori health
22 Apr, 2021
Dr Heather Came and Adjunct Professor Dominic O’Sullivan weigh-in on the establishment of a new Maori health authority in The Conversation.
Dr Cassandra Fleming
AUT success with Marsden funding
12 Nov, 2020
Two AUT academics have won 2020 Marsden funding for research projects.
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.
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