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Te Kura Tātai Hauora—The School of Health

The School of Health—Te Kura Tātai Hauora was established in January 2017 as part of the Wellington Faculty of Health to deliver innovation in health teaching and research. The school offers the undergraduate Bachelor of Health along with several specialised postgraduate qualifications.

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About us

Find out how to contact us, and take a look at our recent news and upcoming events.

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Explore undergraduate and postgraduate study options, degrees, and diplomas, at the School of Health.

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Staff contact details and roles for the School of Health.

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Support for students

Get information to support your study including how to get course advice and access student services.

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Find out about careers available to you with a degree in Health.

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Read about the research taking place in our School, and meet some of our PhD students.

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WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety

The WorkSafe New Zealand Chair in Health and Safety aims to lift New Zealand’s health and safety performance through high quality research and teaching.

Latest news

29 August 2022

Physical activity and wellbeing focus of new research and teaching centre

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa have launched Te Hau Kori—Centre for Physical Activity and Wellbeing.

8 August 2022

Just a pet? Exploring cat/owner relationships from a health perspective

Master of Health Psychology student Buda Szerelem-Tolnay is exploring how cat owners perceive their pet to affect their health.

Leading the agenda in Aotearoa’s healthcare reforms

Dr Clive Aspin will be taking a lead role in contributing to Aotearoa’s most significant health reforms, with a one-year secondment to Te Aka Whai Ora, the new Māori Health Authority.

Whānau-centric coronial processes to improve suicide prevention strategies

A team from the Faculty of Health has been awarded an HRC project grant for research aiming to understand how whānau engagement in coronial investigations can help improve suicide prevention for rangatahi Māori.

Graduate profile: Katie Sharp

Katie Sharp was looking for a pathway to help people when she discovered the Bachelor of Health at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

Lest we forget

Today is International Workers' Memorial Day, a day we remember those we have lost to work-related accidents or diseases.

Innovative community health initiative evaluation funding renewed

Renewed funding to continue the evaluation of an innovative community-led health initiative will further develop ground-breaking insights and improvements being generated in ten communities nationwide.

The social life of diagnosis

Professor Annemarie Jutel explores how diagnosis is linked to things like social power and prestige, and in some cases, persistent but untrue narratives. Can a broader view of diagnosis open up new understandings of health?

Study shows COVID-19 Pandemic has had severe impact on physical activity

A new study led by a Wellington Faculty of Health Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora researcher shows weekly physical activity is significantly lower than before the pandemic.

Graduate profile: Arahina Roberts

My drive and passion for this area is to contribute to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for New Zealanders, especially for whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori communities.

Faculty awarded two HRC grants

Two HRC Grants have been awarded to researchers in the Wellington Faculty of Health—Te Wāhanga Tātai Hauora whose projects explore safe and equitable assisted dying, and gaps in mental health and addiction services for rainbow communities.

Shifting intimacies: mobile dating during a pandemic

Research from the Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Health is always topical and relevant – and responds quickly and innovatively to community and world events. As part of a three-part series, we’re sharing how some of our researchers responded to COVID-19.

Connecting communities with kai during COVID-19

Doctoral candidate Kahurangi Dey (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngaiterangi) is exploring emergent food networks that formed during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

Helping students sleep well

A new sleep app developed by software engineering students provides relaxation tools such as sounds, audio tracks, stories, and activities designed to help students de-stress.

4 November 2021

Covid inequities no surprise

Delta and the vaccination rollout in NZ is once again highlighting the inequalities our health system, reminding us that we need specific ways to engage all people and communities, writes Dr Anna Matheson.

15 October 2021

Vaping among non-smokers in times of Covid: time for NZ to notice teen vaping rates

While vaping is much less harmful than cigarette smoking it is not harmless. In times of Covid and lung disease we should be especially mindful of this, writes Associate Professor Terry Fleming.

7 October 2021

Separate stroke and heart attack risk predictors necessary

A study involving Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Denise Taylor and led by Associate Professor Susan Wells from the University of Auckland calls for separate stroke and heart attack risk predictors to improve understanding of those at risk.