Psychology at AUT: an overview

AUT specialises in postgraduate counselling psychology and works with the disciplines of public health and psychosocial studies for a comprehensive approach to understanding the mind, brain and behaviour.

Our psychology qualifications encourage a stimulating intellectual environment, and through our interdisciplinary learning approach, students gain a solid knowledge of health sciences and other relevant disciplines. The curriculum presents established principles and fresh ideas in psychology.

Mid-year enrolments for the BHSc Psychology, Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma Health Science are now possible.

Please contact:
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences – Programme Advisor
Debra Spinetto
Phone: +64 9 921 9735

*For psychology in a social sciences context, please visit the relevant subject page 

Key academic contacts

Dr Kirsten Van Kessel
Postgraduate Programme Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7691

Charmaine Bright
Undergraduate Programme Leader
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7613

Graduate Diploma - Addictions pathway Leader 
Grace Wang
Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 7432

Research interests and associations

This multidisciplinary research institute is made up of seven research centres and a number of research programmes that contribute to the reduction of health disparities, improve the health of New Zealanders and generate and extend knowledge.

Degrees and qualifications



Other postgraduate qualifications

News, events and conferences

Contact us

Linda Dowsett
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 Ext 7419

New students and general enquiries

Student Hub provides information on all programmes at AUT, course counselling, campus tours, study planning and enrolment assistance.

Phone: 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)
Email us your query

Returning student enquiries

Student Hub provides information on applications and admission, fees and invoices, student loans, academic records, general enrolment, graduation, accommodation, activities and events and student services.

Phone: +64 9 921 9779

Last updated: 24-Jan-2018 9.03am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.