Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is committed to improving the health of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research, service and engagement. As well as being part of New Zealand's leading University in the QS World University Rankings 2017, our QS subject rankings for 2017 also places us 34th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology and 50th for Nursing*.

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  • Dr Daniel Exeter
    New tool to help distribute resources by identifying areas of need
    07 August 2017
    Research by the University of Auckland has created a new way of measuring social deprivation in New Zealand that could assist agencies to distribute resources better.
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    Potential break against killer disease
    01 August 2017
    A new cancer treatment developed by a team of University of Auckland scientists is being hailed internationally as a potential breakthrough in the fight against the disease.
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    Rise in e-cigarettes linked to rise in smokers quitting, say researchers
    31 July 2017
    New research studying United States smokers has shown the recent rise in e-cigarette use in that country is getting more smokers quitting, according to Professor Chris Bullen of the University of Auckland.
  • Professor Boyd Swinburn Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
    Experts call for action to fill gaps on healthy food policies
    24 July 2017
    New Zealand needs major improvements in food policies if it is going to seriously tackle the country’s obesity epidemic, according to findings in the University of Auckland’s second Healthy Food Environment Policy Index (Food-EPI) published today.
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    Research update on Multiple Sclerosis
    17 July 2017
    Dr Scott Graham, expert in neuroinflammation, and co-investigators Dr Jennifer Pereira; ADHB’s leading MS neurologist, and Dr Simon O’Carroll; Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Research Facility (SCIRF), are investigating an unknown soluble substance that appears to have an effect on the permeability of the brain in patients with MS.
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    The Modern Dilemma: Pedestrians and Personal Music Players
    14 July 2017
    The tragic deaths of pedestrians in road or rail accidents while distracted by listening to music through headphones have been highlighted in research from the University of Auckland.
  • MBChB Reunion Cancellation - June 2017
    16 May 2017
    Please be advised that due to an unusually low number of registrations, the MBChB Reunion has been cancelled.
  • Could you be hypnotised?
    16 August 2017
    A team of neuroscientists led by Associate Professor Greg Anson, Professor Winston Byblow and Associate Professor Jim Stinear are recruiting healthy right-handed individuals between 18 and 40 years old for a study of motor imagery and hypnosis.
  • Funding Call - MBIE: Unlocking Curious Minds
    11 August 2017
    MBIE – Unlocking Curious Minds funding calls open next Thursday - 17 August 2017 and the Research Office deadline is Tuesday 12 September 2017.

*Source: www.topuniversities.com