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.

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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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If you’re interested in applying to a PhD or MPhil, email doctoral.and.mphil.admissions@aut.ac.nz first to assess your eligibility for the programme.

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Thesis Survivor Stories
01 Mar, 2022
An updated book reveals the deeply personal struggles of PhD candidates – and their practical advice for those who follow in their footsteps.
Two hands reaching for each other, or are they drifting apart?
The pandemic's effect on social lives
17 Nov, 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, people should plan to reconnect as soon as it is safe to do so, researchers say.
New AUT Professors
New Professors and Associate Professors
01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Government reports on NZ’s happiness
13 Sep, 2021
Thanks to AUT research, Statistics NZ now recognises that “happiness” is a key indicator of how COVID-19 is impacting our country.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings
02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.

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.

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