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 disaster risk 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.

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.'.
Candace Bath
Vansak Soeum
Renu Sisodia
Sarah Yzendoorn
Fern Pereira

Contact us

Debra Spinetto
Programme Information Advisor
Phone: +64 9 921 9735

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Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd
Dr Heather Came
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo
Dr Radilaite Cammock and Daysha Tonumaipe’a
Associate Professor Maria Bellringer
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Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd
Barriers for Māori with prostate cancer
26 Oct, 2021
The Oranga Tū project funded by Movember has mapped ‘the cancer pathway’ for Māori men and their whānau after diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Dr Heather Came
Realigning competencies with te Tiriti
02 Aug, 2021
A new study examines regulated health professions’ competency documents and their compliance with te Tiriti.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo
AUT Pacific youth mental health study
27 Jul, 2021
HRC-funded study aims to improve mental health services for New Zealand’s Pacific youth.
Dr Radilaite Cammock and Daysha Tonumaipe’a
Using ‘food havens’ to reduce obesity
13 May, 2021
A new concept in food environments, the food haven, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples.
Associate Professor Maria Bellringer
Changes in gambling behaviour and health
22 Apr, 2021
As people move towards risky or problem gambling, they are more likely to move away from organised groups, according to a new AUT study.
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