RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori

New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures, than non-Māori - despite doing the same jobs.

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively impact waking function, physical and mental health, healthcare usage and mortality.

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

Emigrants in search of new opportunities are seen as valuable contributors of new ideas and knowledge to their homeland - but seeking diaspora input for economic development can have unexpected effects, as Dr Axel Malecki's doctoral research reveals.

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

Improving youth wellbeing is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians in New Zealand, but what does wellbeing mean to young New Zealanders today?

Could sleep disruption during pregnancy trigger depression?
Friday 31 March 2017
A research study is looking to measure the sleep and mental health of new mothers throughout their pregnancy to determine what effect sleep disruption has on depression.
Nationwide study shows emerging leptospirosis strain
Friday 31 March 2017
Massey University researchers have found that a strain of leptospirosis may be more frequent in New Zealand dairy herds than first thought, posing public health concerns for farmers, veterinarians...
Deadly pathogen to cure itself?
Thursday 30 March 2017
A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an emerging deadly pathogen that has proven resistant to various treatments.
Living well in care homes
Monday 27 March 2017
Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly increases their quality of life, according to new research from Massey University.
Overcoming healthcare information overload
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when making healthcare decisions - and she is seeking participants in this situation.
Youth gangs - from street to village
Wednesday 15 March 2017
A new study of Sāmoan youth gangs in South Auckland has found that sending troubled youth back to their homeland can be detrimental to their wellbeing, and that of the village they are sent to.
Wastewater study flushes out drug habits
Monday 13 March 2017
In the first wastewater study of drug use in New Zealand, methamphetamine was the most commonly detected illegal drug in Auckland.
Seeking investment in NZ? Here’s the secret to success
Monday 13 March 2017
New research by a Massey University master's student provides much-needed insight for early-stage entrepreneurs looking to secure capital from New Zealand investors.
New book asks: ‘what does it mean to be a citizen?’
Thursday 9 March 2017
New book asks: 'what does it mean to be a citizen?' What can history tell us about the state's duty to its citizens? A bold and timely new book from Massey University Press brings political...
Fostering female leaders through sport
Wednesday 8 March 2017
A group of female sport leaders have chosen International Women's Day to launch New Zealand's first national advocacy organisation for women in sport.
Listen up – for democracy’s sake
Tuesday 7 March 2017
How do you encourage people to listen to views that differ or clash with their own, especially around issues like inequality and poverty that can be easy to ignore and uncomfortable to face?
Humans may have twice as many functional genes
Thursday 2 March 2017
While some genes in our DNA control the colours of our eyes, hair and even our risk of disease, other genes seem to serve no apparent biological function, but new research suggests that many of these...
Can Kiwi companies compete when it comes to staff development?
Wednesday 1 March 2017
A new Massey University research project will measure the extent to which New Zealand firms invest in executive education - and compare this to overseas firms.
New study finds female journalists paid 26 per cent less
Tuesday 28 February 2017
A survey of New Zealand journalists shows female journalists, despite outnumbering men in the profession, are significantly disadvantaged in terms of promotion and income.
New mathematical model could stop future financial crashes
Friday 24 February 2017
It is widely accepted that the Global Financial Crisis in 2007 was the result of abuse of the financial markets, but could it all have been avoided by with an adjustment to a 20-year-old economic...
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