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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QS stars 2019
THE Rankings Sep 2019
Professor Denise Wilson
62% increase in AUT researchers
QS stars 2019
AUT gets 5 QS stars in all categories
13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Online voting won’t engage more youth
09 Oct, 2019
While the convenience would no doubt be popular with many, online voting would not solve the historical low turnout rates, says Dr Julienne Molineaux.
THE Rankings Sep 2019
AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
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.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world

Marsden PhD Scholarships

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Centre for Social Data Analytics

The Centre for Social Data Analytics designs data analytic tools for social impact, working with various public sector clients in New Zealand and overseas. Many of our postgraduate students get involved with the work of the CSDA.

Centre for Social Data Analytics website

Tenisha Kumar
Kaden Wilson
Jazz Robson
Emily Griffin