Promoting the health and
wellbeing of migrants and refugees

The Migrant and Refugee Research Centre is an interdisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice to enhance the health and wellbeing of migrant and refugee populations living in Aotearoa New Zealand, and globally.

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Refugee Journeys Symposium

On 30 November, the AUT Centre for Migrant Health Research Refugee Symposium brought together over 200 participants to celebrate diversity, and share ideas and the latest research. The event included a keynote address from Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.

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PhD student joins advisory panel

PhD student and former refugee Ayan Said is one of the members of a freshly-formed national advisory panel consisting of refugees advocating for refugees.


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Opinion: Immigration policy discriminates against disabled

AUT Law School senior lecturer Dr Lida Ayoubi specialises in international human rights law with a focus on disability rights. Read her co-authored article published in Stuff, 29 March 2022.

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Nominees for Refugees as Survivors Awards 2021

These awards celebrate all the manakitanga in the refugee resettlement sector across New Zealand. Download the brochure to learn about the 2021 award nominees.

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Report: make mental health for NZ Asians a key priority

The "Asian Public Health In Aotearoa Report" by The Asian Network Inc is calling for mental health to be addressed as a key priority for Asian New Zealanders as suicide cases rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, released on 11 October, is a review of the health status of Asian Kiwis and highlights areas of concerns.

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