Collaborators and Partnerships

About Us

Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Trauma Research Centre (ITRC) located in the Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences.  ITRC staff & students undertake research that is aimed at gaining an understanding of the human experience of trauma.  We interpret trauma as physical, psychological or cultural experiences that are extremely negative, uncontrollable, out of the ordinary.  Trauma can be sudden or cumulative.  Representing the diversity of health disciplines, we collaborate to reduce the occurence of trauma as well as promote effective interventions aimed at reducing the harmful effects of trauma to individuals, families & society.


Centre activities include the following:

  • Research (conduct and translation)
  • Teaching and student supervision
  • Links with clinical practice
  • Technical consultancies

 Collaborators & Partnerships


  • Taupua Waiora Centre for Maori Health Research, AUT
  • Centre for Midwifery and Women's Health Research, AUT
  • Institute of Public Policy AUT
  • Sport Performance Research Institute, AUT


  • Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC) 
  • Northland Health 
  • Raukura Hauora O Tainui 
  • South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network
  • Women's Refuge


  • Injury Control Research Center, U.S.A 
  • Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre, Norway.