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.
Where can Health take me?
24 November 2023
Associate Professor Clive Aspin has received the Te Rangi Hiroa Medal for his research into sexuality, HIV, and suicide prevention.
2 November 2023
Grants awarded to 19 projects in 2023 Marsden Fund round.
21 August 2023
The findings, led by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr George Parker, was launched by Independent MP Dr Elizabeth Kerekere in July.
31 July 2023
Six research projects led by the Wellington Faculty of Health have received a 2023 Health Delivery Research Activation Grant.
26 June 2023
Dr Chris Peace has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2023 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards.
17 May 2023
In September 2022, Master of Health graduate Ryl Jensen stepped off the plane in New York and began preparing to share her research at the United Nations General Assembly 77 Science Summit. Just a few years earlier, she was a photographer with an IT background.
15 May 2023
A health promotion graduate is working with Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington informatics students on a new oral health app designed to meet the needs of Māori, Pasifika and disabled people.
3 April 2023
Over 60 attendees gathered at the University last week to kick start the Digital Mental Health Catalyst—a nationally connected initiative to increase the impact of technology for mental health and equity gains.
2 March 2023
Master of Health Research graduate Jess Shaw says she wouldn’t be where she is today without the support of her academic peers and teachers.
7 December 2022
Fabi Ormerod is exploring the power of digital tools for mental health. Her Master of Health Psychology thesis focuses on the experience of migrants using digital tools when seeking mental health support.
23 November 2022
The award, from the Royal Society Te Apārangi and the Health Research Council, was presented to Professor Simpson for his contributions to confirming the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
22 November 2022
A digital health catalyst recently launched at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington aims to harness the power of digital tools and grow collaborations for improved mental health and equity.
4 November 2022
An evaluation led by a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher shows locally-led, systems-informed action on the determinants of health and the prevention of illness and disease is vital for tackling the health, wellbeing, and inequity challenges ahead.
12 October 2022
Master of Health Psychology student Kate Campbell has been conducting walking interviews with recently arrived migrant women to understand how urban green space impacts wellbeing.
12 September 2022
A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher has been awarded funding from the Ministry of Health for a project that will improve current and future COVID-19 responses and vaccination programmes.
29 August 2022
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
Master of Health Psychology student Buda Szerelem-Tolnay is exploring how cat owners perceive their pet to affect their health.
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.
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.
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.
Today is International Workers' Memorial Day, a day we remember those we have lost to work-related accidents or diseases.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doctoral candidate Kahurangi Dey (Ngāti Pūkenga, Ngaiterangi) is exploring emergent food networks that formed during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.
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
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
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
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.