RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the human family tree

Ancient DNA reveals new branches of the human family tree

A Massey scientist is helping unearth new information about the earliest human-like groups, which can be used to improve healthcare for people in the islands of Southeast Asia.

Study shows many senior managers distrust big data

Study shows many senior managers distrust big data

A new Massey University study shows many top executives are failing to capitalise on the benefits of big data, preferring to rely on their own intuition.

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe.

Massey researchers to present at World Conference on Health Promotion

Massey researchers to present at World Conference on Health Promotion

Massey University staff and students will be well represented at the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, to be held in Rotorua from Sunday.

Study shows strong support for community and non-profit approaches to cannabis reform
Friday 18 January 2019
New research indicates significant support for non-commercial and community-managed approaches to regulate cannabis.
Interactive tool maps Auckland’s superdiversity
Monday 14 January 2019
A new interactive tool that visually displays data about Auckland's fast-growing and increasingly diverse migrant population will give government agencies, and groups such as employers and the media,...
Can eating chicken feathers build muscle?
Monday 14 January 2019
New research suggests chicken feathers could have potential as a protein supplement for people wanting to build or maintain lean body mass.
Event success stimulates sport development
Wednesday 9 January 2019
Professor Andy Martin recently had his research examining the long-term participation and engagement of children taking part in triathlon published in the Annals of Leisure Research journal.
Data not capturing multiple ethnic identities of NZ youth
Monday 7 January 2019
Over a quarter of young New Zealanders identify with more than one ethnic group, mostly as a mix of Pākehā, Māori and Pacific Island backgrounds through parental marriage, migration,...
New Massey University portal tracks GDP in real time
Monday 17 December 2018
Massey University has launched a real-time GDP tracker, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the world.
PhD student helps rural Indonesia thrive
Friday 14 December 2018
Leaving her husband and family in Indonesia wasn't easy for PhD student Yulfia Yanuartati, but she had her sights set on helping improve rural livelihoods in her home nation.
Having a look inside an eruption
Friday 14 December 2018
PhD student Ermanno Brosch has been all over the world pursuing his passion for volcanology, so when he got the chance to peer inside one of the deadliest results of an eruption, he took it.
Predicting disease emergence from forest fragmentation
Tuesday 11 December 2018
A Massey University team has developed new ways of predicting disease-hot spots, created by humans changing the environment, to help identify where and how society can mitigate the risk of infectious...
Managing fatigue and shift work in hospital-based nursing
Monday 10 December 2018
The Safer Nursing 24/7 Project has released a draft national code of practice for managing fatigue and shift work in hospital-based nursing for a three-month period of public consultation.
Growing a successful Māori marine economy
Thursday 6 December 2018
Massey's Dr Jason Mika is helping to identify the key ingredients in a successful Māori marine business through a project funded by the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.
Self-assessment skills lift Pasifika tertiary success
Tuesday 4 December 2018
Being schooled in the art of self-assessment is one of the key drivers of success for Pasifika students in tertiary education, according to a master's research by Tongan distance student Kisione Manu.
Tourism insider to development studies scholar
Monday 3 December 2018
Master of International Development graduate Loren Rutherford went from working as a tourism industry insider to pursuing academic research critiquing tourism's impact on local communities it relies...
PhD explores important toddler-teacher attachment
Monday 3 December 2018
As the head teacher at Massey's Child Care Centre on the Manawatū campus, Raewyne Bary has plenty of experience in the needs of the very young. Her doctoral thesis explores the barriers to...
PhD graduate’s personal exploration of job stress and trauma
Saturday 1 December 2018
Very few New Zealanders understand what it's like to live under the constant threat of terrorism. But PhD graduate Dr Fatima Junaid knows only too well.
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