Janis is also the Foundation Director of the longitudinal study entitled the Pacific Islands Families Study that is focused on the development of the child within the context of the family.
Dr Bellringer is also Director of the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre. She has extensive national and international experience in project and research management and gambling research.
Directors of Child and Youth Health Research Centre
Cath has worked for 40 years in public health and international development in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. She is the Director of the Child and Youth Health Research Centre (CYHRC) and Associate Head of School, Public Health and Psychosocial Studies.
Progressing research that benefits people and communities has been an overriding theme of Erica’s career. She focuses on translational research – research that can be applied for the benefit of people and communities.
Annette comes from a strong clinical background of paediatric nursing. Prior to taking up a position at AUT in 2000 she held a number of leadership positions at Starship Children’s Hospital including, Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Nurse Consultant (Quality/Research) and Nurse Advisor.
Elaine has been involved in health and education for all her working career. In 2014 she was appointed as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to health and in 2019 as Professor Emeritus in recognition of her long and distinguished service to the University.
Director of Gambling and Addictions Research Centre
Directors of Migrant and Refugee Research Centre
Nadia is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Her research programme is primarily directed towards reducing health inequities related to infectious diseases faced by marginalised populations, focusing on migrants and refugees.
Professor Eleanor Holroyd is a Professor of Nursing at AUT and Head of Research in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. She is also a nurse/anthropologist researcher in the area of migrant health, with a sub theme on sexual health and marginalised women.
Director of Pacific Health Research Centre
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo is the Director of the Pacific Health Research Centre. As Lead Research Investigator for the PIF Study, he provides Pacific academic oversight, strategic thinking, and stakeholder engagement. A senior Pacific academic in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, he is involved in collaborative work across AUT.
Directors of Taupua Waiora Research Centre
Denise is the Professor in Māori Health, an Associate Dean Māori Advancement and Co-Director of AUT Taupua Waiora Māori Research Centre.
Dr Isaac Warbrick (Ngāti Te Ata, Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi) is an exercise physiologist, Senior Research Fellow and co-Director of Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research.
Our research centres
The institute conducts leading research across its five centres, covering child and youth health, gambling and addictions, migrant and refugees, Pacific health and Māori health.
About the institute
The Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute conducts globally significant research across its five centres. Find out more about the institute’s aims.