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.

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AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers who have the expert knowledge to guide you throughout your studies.

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Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd
Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall
Maria Bellringer
David Rice
Professor Valery Feigin
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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 Alayne Mikahere-Hall
Child and youth mortality rates
11 Oct, 2021
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee co-chair Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall says ‘a higher priority must be placed on reducing shameful statistics’.
Maria Bellringer
How much, how often, how many?
28 Sep, 2021
New global gambling guidelines could help reduce related harm post-lockdown.
David Rice
EEG Neurofeedback trial for chronic pain
23 Sep, 2021
The world’s biggest clinical trial using Electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand.
Professor Valery Feigin
Changing weather heightens stroke risk
08 Sep, 2021
New data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows that low ambient temperature is an increasing stroke risk factor around the world.
Audrey Kusasira-Sutton
Prue Molyneux
Vansak Soeum
Damithri Jayasekara
Renu Sisodia
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