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, health care ethics, and violence and trauma studies.

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, health care ethics, and violence and trauma studies.

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

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.'.
Nickola Loodin
Til Chhetri
McDonald William Nyalapa
Fern Pereira
Renu Sisodia

Contact us

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

kim.squire@aut.ac.nz

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Dr Radilaite Cammock
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Dr Cath Conn
PIF Study Director Dr El-Shadan Tautolo
Professor Denise Wilson
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Dr Radilaite Cammock
HRC grants for four AUT researchers
27 May, 2020
Dr Radilaite Cammock is one of four AUT researchers who recently received a prestigious Health Research Council grant to support their work.
Tweens
How adolescents define well being
03 Mar, 2020
Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing
Dr Cath Conn
Disrupting the public health workforce
18 Nov, 2019
New Zealand's public health workforce is rapidly changing in response to local and global trends, including new technologies and widening inequities.
PIF Study Director Dr El-Shadan Tautolo
Study of Pacific people comes of age
07 Oct, 2019
For nearly 20 years, an AUT study has been tracking the development of 1,400 Pacific children.
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.
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