Research in health sciences

We have strong connections with the health sector and deliver leading research across the field of health sciences. Our research projects are often developed collaboratively to address organisational and workforce needs.

AUT is home to world-leading researchers across the field of health sciences. We’ve led the world’s largest study of problem gambling treatments, run New Zealand’s only longitudinal study of Pacific Island families and have New Zealand’s only centre for eHealth.

Jane Koziol-McLain
Max Abbott CNZM
Valery Feigin
Associate Professor Alice Theadom
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Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu
Isaac Warbrick
Associate Professor Alice Theadom
Social interaction impaired by mild-TBI
17 Apr, 2019
AUT research shows that even a mild brain injury can impair social cognition, which may cause difficulties in communication, relationships and employment.
An old person's hands with a walking stick
Digital divide for aged care residents
26 Mar, 2019
A new study funded by InternetNZ shows that aged care residents are dependent on family and friends to keep them digitally connected.
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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
Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu
Boost for breast cancer treatment
01 Mar, 2019
Study discovers potential new tool to help doctors select the best treatment.
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.
Apollo Taito
Rodwell Gundo
Paul Davis
Deborah Heke
Qorinah Estiningtyas Sakilah Adnani