Promoting the health and
wellbeing of migrants and refugees

The Migrant and Refugee Research Health 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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2024 steering committee meeting

Centre members discussed key current issues for migrant and refugee communities, including mental health, domestic violence and youth engagement. They also explored the potential for more AUT postgraduate research student projects in collaboration with migrant and refugee centre sector NGOs.

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Supporting New Zealand’s newest Kiwis

Take a look inside the AUT Refugee Education Centre, which supports around 1500 refugees entering New Zealand under the Refugee Quota Programme each year.

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Celebrate World Health Day 2024

7 April is World Health Day and this year’s theme is 'My health, my right’; championing the right of everyone everywhere to have access to quality health services, education and information.



Celebrate World Refugee Day

On 20 June, New Zealand and Australia celebrate World Refugee Day, designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. Find out how to get involved in celebrating World Refugee Day.



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.

Our team


Learn how our research responds to migration and health challenges.