Midwifery department

The Midwifery department is part of health sciences at AUT. We offer midwifery programmes at the AUT South Campus, and at satellite centres in Northland and Taranaki.

We maintain close links with lead maternity carer midwives, hospital managers and midwifery clients who offer advice and feedback. Our programmes are accredited through the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. Expertise from our Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health Research informs our teaching.

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
Awhiora Winmill-Nia Nia
Maia Wharekura
Rose Leauga
Habiba Safi

Key academic contact

Associate Professor Judith McAra-Couper
Head of Department for Midwifery
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7193
jmcaraco@aut.ac.nz

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Researchers as pictured Top row, Left to Right: Dr Tago Mharapara, Dr Janine Clemons, Assoc. Prof. Katherine Ravenswood, Dr Lesley Dixon. Bottom row, Left to Right: Dr Nimbus Staniland, Mrs Stacey Gillard-Tito, Ms Talei Jackson, Prof. Gill Kirton.
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Researchers as pictured Top row, Left to Right: Dr Tago Mharapara, Dr Janine Clemons, Assoc. Prof. Katherine Ravenswood, Dr Lesley Dixon. Bottom row, Left to Right: Dr Nimbus Staniland, Mrs Stacey Gillard-Tito, Ms Talei Jackson, Prof. Gill Kirton.
Interdisciplinary team wins health grant
26 Jan, 2022
An interdisciplinary team of AUT researchers has won a major grant from the Health Research Council.
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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.
Ngatepaeru Marsters (left) and Teresa Krishnan (right)
Te Ara ō Hine – Tapu Ora
30 Mar, 2021
Under a new government initiative, AUT will work to increase the number of midwives in our Māori and Pacific communities.
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Assisted dying referendum
21 Jul, 2020
NZ’s law lacks necessary detail to make a fully informed decision, says Dr Rhona Winnington.
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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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