Supportive environments
for child and youth health

The AUT Child and Youth Health Research Centre investigates the impact of illness and disability, home and family, health services, nutrition, physical activity and the wider environment on young people. We’re committed to providing a space for young people’s voices.

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Food havens: making healthy food accessible

New concept aims to reduce childhood obesity by changing food environments

Listen to Dr Radilaite Cammock describe the concept of ‘food havens' - aimed at reducing childhood obesity rates in lower socioeconomic neighbourhoods - to RNZ’s Jesse Mulligan.

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Banning female genital mutilation

AUT researcher instrumental in law change

AUT PhD student Ayan Said played a key role in banning female genital mutilation in New Zealand.

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Bali: combatting HIV

Exploring potential of online HIV prevention

Ideas for online HIV prevention need to be explored and developed with relevancy, security and privacy in mind.

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Vanuatu: Oral Health

Vanuatu seasonal workers deliver oral health promotion

AUT researchers conducted a study, published in 2019, with Vanuatu seasonal workers who have been delivering oral health promotion, particularly focusing on tooth brushing, to their home communities with a special emphasis on reaching children and their parents.

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Fiji Youth Entrepreneurs Project

Encouraging vegetable and fruit eating in the Pacific

Supporting youth entrepreneurs in analysing the opportunities and barriers to developing vegetable and fruit-based enterprises.

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Our people

Our researchers have a range of expertise and experience.

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