Psychology department

Psychology at AUT covers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses that focus on the scientific study of human behaviour, providing a much needed perspective on what humans need to develop and thrive. Our programmes explore psychology within the context of health as well as the context of our society; the places where we live and work. The curriculum covers both established principles and fresh ideas in psychology.

Research in psychology

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across the field of psychology.

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Teina Rihari
Lilli Ford
Anjali Bhatia
Caitlin Prince
April Kerslake

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Good design-disability
HRC 2021
Dr Heather Came
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Depression in Pacific adolescents
30 Sep, 2022
A new study uses network analysis to demonstrate how connectedness with family, friends, and school can prevent depression in Pacific adolescents.
For the greater good
09 Jun, 2022
Dr Mangor Pedersen is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. AUT’s Insight meets him.
Good design-disability
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.
HRC 2021
HRC Emerging Researchers First Grants
28 May, 2021
AUT picked up one third of Health Research Council Emerging Researchers First Grants this year.
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.
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