Public and Environmental Health department

Part of health sciences at AUT, the Public and Environmental 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 and environmental 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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Professor Denise Wilson
Dr Maria Bellringer
Alice Theadom TBI
TBI Network
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Professor Denise Wilson
Ethnic disparities in child protection
19 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely to be placed out of home by child protection services.
Dr Maria Bellringer
Pacific youth gambling begins at home
01 Jul, 2019
New report funded by the Ministry of Health reveals that gambling among Pacific youth is a social activity that mostly takes place with family and friends.
Alice Theadom TBI
AUT launches TBI Network
20 May, 2019
The network aims to bridge the gap between research, clinical care and public policy in the prevention and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
TBI Network
Traumatic Brain Injury Network
16 May, 2019
An online Q+A session and introduction to the new Traumatic Brain Injury Network.
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AUT professor joins Stroke Central
10 May, 2019
Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor.