Research in social sciences and public policy

We have an active research community, with staff and postgraduate research in areas like psychology, sociology and public policy.

Marsden funded research: Accessing assisted reproduction

Funded through Marsden, this research explores the experiences of those unable to access state-funded assisted reproductive technologies.

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A roadmap for action on climate finance
10 Nov, 2020
AUT academics have helped put together a comprehensive new report on how we can reform our financial system to help fight the climate crisis.
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Increasing wellbeing of trainee doctors
22 Oct, 2020
New research establishes an association between the daily mood of trainee doctors and their intention to quit.
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New tool to help the homeless
21 Sep, 2020
A world-first machine learning tool developed at AUT for a county in the United States, accurately prioritises requests for housing help.
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Algorithm sensitive to child injury risk
04 Aug, 2020
New AUT research confirms the value of predictive risk modelling technology to support child maltreatment decisions.
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Digital contact tracing for COVID-19
03 Jun, 2020
Digital contact tracing solutions for COVID-19 must offer exceptional speed and achieve high take-up rates to be useful, a working paper has found.
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