RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Hidden harm: Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

New research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously.

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Peer effects, personal characteristics and asset allocation

Dr Jasmine Fang explains the factors that influence our investment decisions.

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Massey researchers awarded more than $13 million in MBIE funding

Three Massey University researchers have secured more than $13 million in funding, from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Endeavour Fund.

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Rugby taonga research gets $250k grant

Since rugby was adopted in Aotearoa New Zealand, traditions, knowledge and treasures (taonga tuku iho) have been integrated into our rugby contexts and culture.

Research shows room for improvement in schools' emergency preparedness
Wednesday 30 May 2018
'Be prepared' are watchwords for all New Zealanders making emergency plans but revealing findings from Massey University's Joint Centre for Disaster Research shows that schools could be doing better.
How temperature affects our response to advertising
Friday 25 May 2018
New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically cold.
New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.
Conference to get the VR treatment from design trio
Wednesday 23 May 2018
Three design students from Massey University's College of Creative Arts have responded to the idea that virtual reality is emerging as a key medium of learning with a thought-provoking installation...
Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori
Monday 21 May 2018
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
Thursday 17 May 2018
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.
Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand
Wednesday 16 May 2018
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?
Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD
Wednesday 16 May 2018
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...
College of Creative Arts shines light on LUX
Tuesday 8 May 2018
In less than 10 days the Wellington waterfront will be brilliantly illuminated with events and exhibits celebrating the LUX Light Festival.
Plant power protects young asthmatics
Monday 7 May 2018
A study of almost 50,000 New Zealand children has found exposure to green natural environments, and especially diverse vegetation, may protect against asthma.
Going hungry – PhD exposes reality of food insecurity
Wednesday 2 May 2018
A family discussing scavenging for food in rubbish bins and the ethics of killing a pet rabbit for meat is just one story from Dr Rebekah Graham's doctoral study on New Zealanders experiencing food...
Exploring dietary patterns in older adults
Tuesday 1 May 2018
The New Zealand population is ageing, with 21 per cent expected to be aged over 65 years by 2031.
Sharp increases in meth supply and declining prices
Monday 30 April 2018
Findings from the last Massey University Illicit Drug Monitoring System show a sharp rise in the availability and declining prices for methamphetamine, from 2015 to 2016.
Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Photo manipulation in the age of fake news is among hot topics on the agenda at the social documentary photo festival Photival, co-hosted at Massey's College of Creative Arts in Wellington from April...
Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Research by a Massey University PhD graduate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also by patients and their families.
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