Our research

The AUT Pacific Health Research Centre brings together research that advances understanding of public health issues that can improve access to healthcare and promote positive health and wellbeing among Pacific peoples in New Zealand.

Pacific Islands Families Study

This study is following a cohort of children within their family environment over the first years of the child's life.

Healthy Pacific Grandparents Study

This is a community-based research project nested within the families of the longitudinal PIF Study.


The Ageing Well through Eating, Sleeping, Socialising, and Mobility study will draw from the Healthy Pacific Grandparents Study.

Meet the team

Our researchers have a vast knowledge in the area of health and development research.

Our people