Media mentions

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Health innovation cuts ED admissions

AUT News, 5 October 2018

New research from Professor Gail Pacheco and Dr Kabir Dasgupta looked at the short-term impacts of the Health Care Homes model in Wellington. Commissioned by NZ Productivity Commission, the report showed a statistically significant decrease in Emergency Department presentations for patients at HCH practices.

Health care homes early evidence in Wellington

NZ Productivity Commission, 4 October 2018

New research from Director Gail Pacheco and Dr Kabir Dasgupta looks at the effects of a multi-disciplinary team-based model known as "Health Care Homes" implemented in Wellington. HCH involves health professionals working together in new ways with tools such as an online patient portal and GP telephone triage to tailor services to patients' needs. See the full report.

Work needed to progress gender equity

AUT News, 3 October 2018

Recent research from Dr Katherine Ravenswood and Dr Julie Douglass reports on the progression toward gender equity in the public sector. Results showed that the intention is there, but middle managers are often unable to implement gender equity policies due to a lack of operational agility in their agency.

It's official: Four-day week becomes permanent at Kiwi company Perpetual Guardian

NZ Herald, 2 October 2018

Perpetual Guardian has announced the four-day working week will become company policy. Professor Jarrod Haar's research on the original four-day trial showed that supervisors were able to maintain performance levels, while employees reported improved job satisfaction and a better work-life balance.

Workplace ageism: AUT Professor Jarrod Haar

Radio NZ, 23 September 2018

AUT Professor Jarrod Haar talks about the cause and potential solutions to stop workplace discrimination against workers over 50 years old.

Immigration marriage and dowry scams on the rise, says charity

NZ Herald, 12 September 2018

Hundreds of South Asian men are entering into sham marriages for NZ residency, and then using their status to extort dowry from women in their home countries. AUT University Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio said transnational marriages and their link to dowry, arranged marriages, deception and violence were often insidious.

Mind the gap: Money hurdles for women remain

NZ Herald, 10 September 2018

Women's financial positions are improving slowly, but there are still major hurdles when it comes to pay, penalties for being a mother, and a growing retirement savings gap. Professor Gail Pacheco said it was good to see the pay gap closing.

Spike in number of South Asian domestic violence victims seeking culturally appropriate help

NZ Herald, 4 September 2018

South Asian women don't feel right reporting domestic violence because they believe it is a private affair. AUT University Diversity Professor Edwina Pio said many South Asian immigrants "carry their cultural mores including that of a controlling patriarchy".

AUT's inaugural diversity awards celebrate staff's commitment to diversity

Multicultural Times, 29 August 2018

The awards celebrated AUT's commitment to diversity and inclusion, embedding everyday diversity and saluting work by the University's staff in the diversity space. Director of Diversity Professor Edwina Pio organised the event.

Professor takes out economics prize

AUT News, 29 August 2018 

AUT Professor Gail Pacheco has received the 2018 NZIER Economics Award in recognition of research that provides insights into social issues affecting the country. Gail's work stood out to the Awarding Panel due to its diversity, quantity and quality.

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