Staff of the AUT Public Health and Mental Health Research Institute


Professor Janis Paterson

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.

Acting Co-Director

Dr Maria Bellringer

Dr Bellringer is also Acting Director of the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre. She is a senior research fellow with extensive experience (since 1988) in project and research management and, since 2002, in gambling research.

Directors of Research Centres

Centre for Migrant and Refugee Research

Centre for Pacific Health and Development Research

Gambling and Addictions Research Centre

  • Dr Maria Bellringer, Acting Director

Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research

Child and Youth Health Research Centre