Our people

There is a great depth and range of research expertise in the Migrant and Refugee Research Centre. Learn about our researchers' expertise and interests, or find out more from their full academic profiles.

Nadia Charania
Co-Director

Nadia is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Her research programme is primarily directed towards reducing health inequities related to infectious diseases faced by marginalised populations, focusing on migrants and refugees.

+64 (0)9 9219999 ext. 5430
nadia.charania@aut.ac.nz
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Eleanor Holroyd
Co-Director

Professor Eleanor Holroyd is a Professor of Nursing at AUT and Head of Research in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences. She is also a nurse/anthropologist researcher in the area of migrant health, with a sub theme on sexual health and marginalised women.

+64 (0)9 9219999 ext. 5298
eleanor.holroyd@aut.ac.nz
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Charles Mpofu
Co-Director

Dr Charles Mpofu is a Senior Lecturer in public health and interprofessional health studies with research interests in population health and mechanisms for advancing health equity.

+64 (0)9 9219999 ext. 7893
charles.mpofu@aut.ac.nz
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Grace Wong
Research Associate

Grace is a part-time senior lecturer in nursing at AUT and has been a researcher for the Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research at AUT since 2020. She is the director and founder of Smokefree Nurses Aoteaora/New Zealand. In 2020 she co-led the Aotearoa Poster Competition, a national art-based project to combat anti-Chinese sentiment in the context of COVID-19.


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