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?

Home affordability fluctuates across the country
Friday 13 April 2018
The lastest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows mixed results, with improvements in affordability for most, but not all, regions.
Sea lion colony confirmed, but work still needed
Thursday 12 April 2018
While celebrating the Department of Conservation's announcement of a New Zealand sea lion (rāpoka) breeding colony on Stewart Island, a Massey University marine mammal specialist is calling for...
Capturing and analysing limb injuries in race horses
Wednesday 11 April 2018
Massey University researchers are investigating limb injuries in race horses by capturing the 3D movements of their limbs on camera and modelling it on computers.
Stop smoking services called upon to support the switch to vaping
Monday 9 April 2018
Government funded stop smoking services will keep losing customers if they refuse to help people who want to try vaping, new research has found.
Skilled migrant women needed for research project
Thursday 5 April 2018
Skilled migrant women are a source of competitive advantage in today's labour market that New Zealand often overlooks, says PhD candidate Nimeesha Odedra.
Young adult reliance on parents for financial advice could be risky
Monday 26 March 2018
Young New Zealanders still rely on their parents for financial advice, despite many harbouring doubts about the quality of that advice, new Massey research shows.
North Island regions show higher rates of drug dependency
Monday 26 March 2018
Higher levels of methamphetamine and cannabis dependency, and need for help for substance abuse, were found in northern, central and eastern regions in the North Island.
The mechanics of a parkour landing
Monday 26 March 2018
Have you ever watched a person leaping from buildings or vaulting over railings and wondered, "How did they do that?"
Raising Kiwi chances of success at the Commonwealth Games
Friday 23 March 2018
Sodium bicarbonate, more commonly known as baking soda, is one of the most commonly used performance-enhancing substances by athletes.
Vitamin D could provide psoriasis relief
Monday 19 March 2018
New research suggests increasing vitamin D intake could reduce the symptoms of chronic inflammatory skin condition psoriasis.
Inaugural welfare fellowship for Massey researcher
Thursday 15 March 2018
Massey University marine ecologist Dr Karen Stockin is the inaugural recipient of the prestigious Bob Kerridge Animal Welfare Fellowship.
Methamphetamine easier to buy than cannabis
Monday 12 March 2018
Preliminary results from New Zealand's first online Drug Trends Survey have found methamphetamine is currently more available than cannabis, throughout the country.
Mural search finds missing E Mervyn Taylor work
Wednesday 7 March 2018
One of several missing murals made by renowned New Zealand artist, craftsman and designer, E Mervyn Taylor, has been found.
Diving for history of the Southern Cross Cable
Friday 2 March 2018
Artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith really tested the depths of her comfort zone by learning to scuba dive as part of her PhD research into the history of the Southern Cross Cable - New Zealand's primary...
Social supply to underage drinkers still too high
Monday 26 February 2018
New research shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still alarmingly high.
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