Psychology - Health department

Offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology courses, the Psychology - Health department is part of health sciences at AUT.

AUT specialises in postgraduate counselling and rehabilitation psychology, and works with the disciplines of public health and psychotherapy studies for a comprehensive approach to understanding the mind, brain and behaviour. The curriculum covers both established principles and fresh ideas in psychology.

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

Get hands-on experience in our health clinics

Students work with close supervision at our North Campus clinic, AUT Integrated Health. Open to the public, it offers health and rehab services, including counselling psychology.

AUT Integrated Health

Contact us

Linda Dowsett
Administrator
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7419

ldowsett@aut.ac.nz

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Key academic contacts


Dr Kirsten Van Kessel
Postgraduate Programme Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7691

kirsten.vankessel@aut.ac.nz

Charmaine Bright
Undergraduate Programme Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7613

cbright@aut.ac.nz

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