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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Professor Rhema Vaithianathan
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62% increase in AUT researchers
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Professor Rhema Vaithianathan
Screening tool in Netflix documentary
28 Feb, 2020
A new Netflix documentary series features a predictive risk modelling tool that was built and implemented by a team led by Professor Rhema Vaithianathan.
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MPs failing to lead on human rights
05 Dec, 2019
Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights, a new report has found.
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Diversity stalls on boards
15 Nov, 2019
Progress towards gender and ethnic diversity amongst the leadership of the country’s top companies has stalled, research has found.
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

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

Emily Griffin
Jazz Robson
Tenisha Kumar
Kaden Wilson