3rd Refugee Research Symposium AUT 2015

The Symposium was hosted by the Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research (CMRR) at AUT in association with Refugees as Survivors, Northern Regional Alliance, Refugee Council of New Zealand and Auckland Refugee Community Coalition. The 2015 Symposium particularly emphasised research for healthy outcomes relevant to public and community health development. The Symposium contributed to advancing knowledge to improve access to healthcare and promote good health among the refugee populations in New Zealand.

Programme and Abstracts booklet
Presentation Slides

Guest Speakers
*    Andrew Lockhart (Immigration New Zealand)
*    Michael Haw & Jenny Janif (Ministry of Social Development)
*    Lucy Liang (Office of Ethnic Communities)
*    Abdirizak Abdi (Ministry of Education

Session I: Refugee Experiences
*    Maryam Delshad (Massey University)
*    Helene Connor, Sue Elliott & Irene Ayallo (Unitec)
*    Fungai Mhlanga (Massey University)
*    Kudakwashe Tuwe (NZ AIDS Foundation)
*    Ayan Said (FGM)
*    Ayan Mohamud Said (AUT)
*    Sangita Wadnerkar (RASNZ)

Session II:
*    Jay Marlowe (Auckland University)
*    Sue Lim & Annette Mortensen (WDHB)
*    Abdi Musse et al (WDHB)
*    Fetiya Mohammed et al (UMMA)

Session III:
*    Anet Kate & Jane Verbitsky (AUT)
*    Marieke Jasperse (Otago University)
*    Martin Reeve & Simon Thornley (ARPHS)
*    Ximena Flores-Palacios (AUT)
*    Charles Mpofu (AUT)
*    Antonio Diaz Andrade (AUT)
*    Antonio Diaz Andrade & Bill Doolin (AUT)

Postgraduate Forum in Migrant and Refugee Studies

The Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research hosts a postgraduate forum in migrant and refugee studies. This forum helps students to build a network with researchers from a range of backgrounds across AUT and provide a place to discuss any relevant topics in migration and refugee studies in more depth. It is open to all Master students/PhD candidates who undertake or are interested in migration and refugee studies at AUT. Please contact Hagyun Kim ( for more information.