Auckland University Of Technology Occupational Therapy

Part of health sciences at AUT, the Occupational Therapy department aims to increase health professionals’ understanding of humans as occupational beings and the complexities and meanings of occupations. 

Our teaching and research provides advanced occupational practice techniques and knowledge. We aim to further the skills of occupational therapists and play a critical role in inter-professional healthcare practice.

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate study in occupational science and therapy will give you a solid grounding in this area.

  • Bachelor of Health Science (Occupational Therapy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Postgraduate courses

Occupational science and therapy postgraduate degrees
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
  • Master of Health Practice
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Health Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
Interprofessional study options
Health professional education programmes
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Health Professional Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Health Professional Education
  • Master of Health Science
Leadership and management programmes
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Leadership and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Leadership and Management
Older adult: health and wellness programmes
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Older Adult Health and Wellness
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Older Adult Health and Wellness
  • Master of Health Science

Occupational Therapy

Head of School

Peter Larmer

Deputy Head of School

Matthew Carroll

Head of Department

Ellen Nicholson

Professors

Clare Hocking
Valerie Wright-St Clair

Joint Head of Research

Valerie Wright-St Clair
Eleanor Holroyd

Head of Postgraduate

Gael Mearns

Programme Leader

Stephanie Cox

Senior lecturers

Daniel Sutton
Jenni Mace

Lecturers

Ellen Nicholson
Heleen Reid
Kim Frenchman
Kylee Sterling 
Margaret Jones 
Marlies Dorrestein 
Melissa Evans 
Sandy Rutherford
Stephanie Cox