Public Health department

Part of health sciences at AUT, the Public Health department covers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes - from public and environmental 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, environmental health, 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.

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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.'.

Contact us

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

kim.squire@aut.ac.nz

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News
Taking notes
Isaac Warbrick
Professor Valery Feigin
A model of a brain
Professor Valery Feigin
Taking notes
Marginalisation on health policy groups
08 Mar, 2019
A new study, which explores Māori and Pasifika leaders’ experiences on government advisory groups, indicates ongoing inequities in the development of New Z
Isaac Warbrick
Fat-shaming in public health
01 Feb, 2019
Dr Isaac Warbrick argues that societal and institutional racism affect nutrition, physical activity and weight loss in indigenous communities.
Professor Valery Feigin
Young adults at risk of stroke
23 Jan, 2019
Almost one in four people aged 25 years are at risk of developing a stroke during their lifetime, according to a new scientific study.
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.