Welcome from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Nau mai, haere mai – welcome to research at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

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Professor Frank Bloomfield

Research is exciting and important: it is the generation of new knowledge, ideas, and ways of seeing the world. It is also what transforms a tertiary education institution into a university.

Waipapa Taumata Rau is privileged to be New Zealand’s leading research-led university, thanks to the quality and quantity of its researchers, the breadth of its disciplines and the impact of its work. Our research record has helped us achieve a place in the world’s top 100 universities. The University offers a critical mass of top minds, state-of-the-art infrastructure and research facilities, and extensive library resources.

It is important to disseminate, as well as to generate, research in order to make a positive cultural, social, environmental and economic impact – always our ultimate goal. The University takes great pride in its world-leading knowledge transfer activities, in the commercialisation of its research and in its role of critic and conscience of society.

In order that we continue to develop the next generation of top researchers, the University also offers $26M in postgraduate scholarships, as well as summer research scholarships for students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree.

Find out more about research at the University, our institutes and centres, commercial research and watch videos about our research at Research Works Wonders.

Professor Frank Bloomfield

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Professor Bloomfield’s area of research is neonatology. He has worked clinically for many years as a Consultant Neonatologist at Auckland City Hospital, and has served as Director of the Liggins Institute, one of the University's large scale research institutes. He has also served as President of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Perinatal Society of New Zealand.