Dr Cath Conn is the Associate Head of School (South) Public Health and Psychosocial Studies
Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Her research and teaching interests include youth and gender empowerment, young women's health, public health in developing countries, HIV prevention, sexual health, critical management and policy, international indigenous health and participative and action methodologies. Cath has worked for 20 years in international health and development in Africa and Asia. Since 1991 she has been involved in a number of health management research projects in Uganda (district health policy), Vietnam and Laos (studies of district health system). She has also published on qualitative research: participatory and narrative methods. Her doctoral research explored young women’s voices and HIV prevention in Uganda using a critical narrative method.