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Improving health and wellbeing

Good mental and physical health is vital for people and communities to thrive. Match your passion with your skills to make a difference in New Zealand and around the world.

Why you should study with us

At the centre of change

Our research informs health policy and practice, improves health outcomes, and addresses health inequities.

Applied research

The Ferrier Research Institute leverages the power of chemistry to bring better drugs, materials, and technology to the world.

Research-led teaching

Research is at the core of our teaching and learning. Learn from staff who are at the forefront of health and wellbeing research.

Study options in health and wellbeing

A range of people are needed to contribute to an effective health sector that meets the needs of a diverse population. Develop the latest vaccines to fight disease. Support pregnant people through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. Examine social aspects of health, and the current health issues affecting populations in New Zealand and beyond. Whatever your interest is, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has the right programme for you.

A profile picture of Tatyana King-Finau

I'm excited to be able to explore areas of hauora [health and wellbeing] that can help our Tangata Whenua me Tangata o le Moana [indigenous people and people of the Pacific] thrive.

Tatyana King-Finau

PhD in Psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology