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.

Teenage designer's work on show at NZ Fashion Week
Monday 27 August 2018
Second-year fashion design student Havilah Koledoye's talent and past experience helping out behind the scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week has earned her a spot at the event's New Generation show.
Master's research a labour of love for Shihad frontman
Friday 24 August 2018
Musician Jon Toogood's master's thesis was not just a musical marriage of minds with his tutors from Massey's College of Creative Arts, but inspired by his real-life wedding to his wife Dana and the...
Unlocking the power of beetroot juice
Friday 24 August 2018
With increasing rates of disease and age-related dysfunction, there is a growing interest in the use of food-based supplements to help improve or maintain health and body functions.
Can kiwifruit reduce exercise-induced stress in active women?
Thursday 23 August 2018
While exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle can prevent communicable diseases, it can also cause a stress response.
Academia and advocacy: New research centre comes to Massey
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Professor Mohan Dutta uses a culture-centred approach to support communities to develop their own health-focused communication interventions and policies.
China to New Zealand in pursuit of the perfect sourdough
Thursday 9 August 2018
Lucy Yang came to New Zealand from China to pursue her dream of becoming a food technologist, a goal she is well on her way to achieving.
Is virtual reality the future of market research?
Tuesday 7 August 2018
PhD student Alexander Schnack needed a reliable way of measuring consumer behaviour. He discovered virtual reality and founded a new market research business.
Rental market continues to tighten, new report shows
Wednesday 1 August 2018
The Massey University Residential Market Report shows a steady increase in the number of people renting, coupled with a decrease in vacancy rates.
Exploring successful breastfeeding strategies for young mums
Tuesday 31 July 2018
This World Breastfeeding Week, Massey University researchers are sharing knowledge from a recent study that explored the experiences and resilience of young mothers that breastfed.
Most NZers enjoy good health as they age: report
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Most New Zealanders are doing well in terms of health and wellbeing as they age, challenging the idea that health inevitably deteriorates as we reach retirement years, say Massey University authors...
Exploring Galapagos snakes on volcanoes
Friday 27 July 2018
Finding snakes in the Galapagos islands is a gargantuan undertaking, one that has lead Massey University's Dr Luis Ortiz-Catedral to the summit of an active volcano.
Recycling plastic for a practical purpose
Thursday 26 July 2018
Coinciding with plastic free July, 48 Massey University industrial design students have worked with a local plastics recycling company to design and repurpose products for new-look public facilities.
Researchers to explore primary care delivery
Thursday 26 July 2018
Professor Nicolette Sheridan, from Massey University's School of Nursing, will lead a collaborative research project, investigating the effectiveness of primary care delivery.
Superannuation shortfall widens – but it’s not all bad news
Thursday 26 July 2018
The gap between NZ Superannuation how much retirees spend has widened significantly and many are working beyond the age of 65 to pay for the shortfall.
Early detection vital in minimising gastro outbreaks
Monday 23 July 2018
Research from Massey University suggests the timely identification, notification, and rapid implementation of control measures to combat gastroenteritis outbreaks will limit its impact and duration,...
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