Public Health department

Part of health sciences at AUT, the Public Health department covers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate progrmmes - from health promotion and public health to emergency management, and health care ethics.

Our academic staff are widely known for their expertise across the field of public health, and our coursework and research programmes attract local and international students and academics. The programmes strengthen practice and research expertise in public health, health promotion, emergency and disaster management, and health law and ethics.

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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Research associations

The National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research contributes to the reduction of health disparities and improves the health of New Zealanders.

Department staff with Professor Robert Field (Drexel University, Philadelphia), visiting Fulbright Scholar and speaker at AUT's 2018 food symposium, 'Our Food. Our People. Our Future.'.
Ayan Said
Nickola Loodin
Mikael Raffael T Abaya
McDonald William Nyalapa

Contact us

Kim Squire
Administration Support
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6926

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A model of a brain
Professor Valery Feigin
David Letele addresses the audience at the Food Symposium 2018 event
Dominic O'Sullivan
Dr El Shadan Tautolo
A model of a brain
NZ has the world's highest MND mortality
28 Nov, 2018
The Global Burden of Disease study reveals that New Zealand’s rate of mortality from motor neuron disease is 2.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Professor Valery Feigin
Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit
26 Nov, 2018
International researchers, health professionals and policymakers will gather at AUT on November 27.
David Letele addresses the audience at the Food Symposium 2018 event
Our Food. Our People. Our Future.
19 Oct, 2018
The recent food symposium at AUT South Campus celebrated local champions and successful community-based projects.
Dominic O'Sullivan
Indigenous health: power & politics
02 Aug, 2018
AUT recently hosted a public conversation on indigenous health with visiting political scientist Dominic O’Sullivan.
Dr El Shadan Tautolo
Pacific youth at risk if mothers gamble
09 Jul, 2018
AUT research sheds light on the intergenerational effects of gambling among Pacific families.