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How Views Have Moved On Euthanasia And Cannabis

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 12:05 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Professor Emeritus of Sociology Charles Crothers has compiled the existing data on New Zealanders’ attitudes to euthanasia and cannabis going back decades. The upcoming general election is unusual for including referenda on both issues. There ... More >>

Assisted Dying And The Social Consequences

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:45 am | Auckland University of Technology

In this year’s General Election, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum on the End of Life Choice Act (2019). “If assisted dying is supported in the upcoming election, it is imperative that it be introduced safely, to support those who want ... More >>

Turning The Lens On Māori-language Journalism

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:28 pm | Auckland University of Technology

What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin. A researcher from the Auckland University of Technology has produced the first in-depth study to explain how the sector works and reveal ... More >>

New Technology Aims To Reduce Risk Of Covid-19 Spreading In Hospitals

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:36 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings. AUT Ventures, the commercialisation arm of the University, has secured $169,000 from MBIE’s COVID-19 ... More >>

Racism A Reality In Kiwi Workplaces

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 12:34 pm | Auckland University of Technology

The spotlight might be on the US and its living legacy of racism, but here in Aotearoa New Zealand, new research shows we are not immune to discrimination. New research from AUT examines the prevalence of racism in the New Zealand workplace and its impact ... More >>

A Declaration On The Stroke ‘pandemic’

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 8:57 am | Auckland University of Technology

“COVID-19 has spurred government interventions and individual behaviour change on a global scale that was previously inconceivable, yet we have effectively been living with a stroke pandemic for years,” says Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, ... More >>

Helmets, Head Injuries And Horse Power

Friday, 5 June 2020, 9:35 am | Auckland University of Technology


Lessons From NZ’s Bubbles For The World

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 3:22 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Initial findings into how New Zealanders did under lockdown can now help inform policy makers around the globe fighting COVID-19. Research led in NZ by the Auckland University of Technology found that other countries may find our “bubbles” effective ... More >>

Are Female Leaders Better To Work For Than Male Leaders?

Monday, 18 May 2020, 10:44 am | AUT

There has been a lot of talk recently comparing the positive leadership styles of female leaders and male leaders - for example, NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s leadership style versus US President Donald Trump’s. When it comes to good leadership, ... More >>

Pacific Language Videos To Highlight Major AUT Study

Friday, 8 May 2020, 11:08 am | AUT University

A Pacific language video series by Auckland University of Technology will highlight the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study’s work in shaping resilient futures for Pacific communities in Aotearoa. The PIF Study – now in its twentieth year – ... More >>

NZ Government Must Protect Most Vulnerable Workers During COVID-19

Friday, 8 May 2020, 9:58 am | Auckland University of Technology

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts are calling on governments to protect workers against the growing threat of modern slavery. Dr Natalia Szablewska specialises in international human rights law at AUT’s Law School. She has joined her fellow ... More >>

How Will Covid-19 Change The Way We Work?

Friday, 1 May 2020, 10:36 am | Auckland University of Technology

How will organisations adapt, post-COVID-19, to ensure they are productive, collaborative and, in the event of future outbreaks, virus-free? While the merits of open-plan offices have long been debated, little consideration has been given to their potential ... More >>

Kiwis Keep Calm And Carry On During Covid-19 - New Research From AUT

Friday, 24 April 2020, 9:22 am | Auckland University of Technology

Feeling like most people in New Zealand are handling the COVID-19 lockdown well? New research conducted by AUT’s Professor of Management Jarrod Haar and Massey University’s Dr David Brougham confirms this is the case. As part of an ongoing ... More >>

Māori And Pacific Students Get Support From AUT

Friday, 24 April 2020, 8:42 am | Auckland University of Technology

As the tertiary sector prepares to shift online in response to COVID-19 restrictions, digital equity among students has never been more critical - an issue that disproportionately impacts on Māori and Pacific communities. Earlier this week, AUT Vice-Chancellor, ... More >>

Trust In News In New Zealand Is High Compared Internationally

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 8:29 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its first Trust in News in New Zealand report. The report is the first internationally comparable report of the trust in news in New Zealand, and it is produced in collaboration ... More >>

UK Study Links Covid Deaths To Poor Diet; AUT Dietitian Comments

Friday, 17 April 2020, 3:10 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Obesity, type 2 diabetes and risk factors linked to poor diet, is the root cause behind increased death rates from coronavirus according to UK study AUT nutritionist Dr Caryn Zinn joins other international scientists to call for public health messaging More >>

Gross National Happiness Index Shows True Mood of Country

Friday, 3 April 2020, 12:17 pm | AUT University

In the face of unprecedented measures to contain COVID-19, concerns for the well-being of our fellow countrymen and women should be skyrocketing. More >>

Gender Inequality Contributes To Gambling Harm For Women

Monday, 23 March 2020, 11:14 am | AUT University

A new Ministry of Health funded report reveals that gambling venues often provide convenient and safe spaces, and relief from family responsibilities, for women with a lack of social support. More >>

Interactive Webinars Tackle Racism In Aotearoa

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 7:18 am | Auckland University of Technology

Te Tiriti-based Futures + Anti-Racism 2020 is an online-and-offline event taking place in Aotearoa on March 21-30. International and fiercely local anti-racism advocates will share diverse ideas and perspectives on institutional racism, decolonisation, ... More >>

Stroke: Categorising People Into Low, Moderate Or High Risk Should Be ‘abandoned’

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 11:37 am | AUT University

Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Valery Feigin, says clinicians often seek thresholds to trigger public health interventions. However, this concept is at odds with the fact that risk is a continuum, something ... More >>