RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

How temperature affects our response to advertising

How temperature affects our response to advertising

New research by Professor Valentyna Melnyk shows that consumers respond more positively to emotionally warm messages if they are feeling physically cold.

Conference to get the VR treatment from design trio

Conference to get the VR treatment from design trio

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 for the Creative Realities Conference - an event within the nationwide Techweek '18 programme.

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

New study aims to understand workplace wellbeing

Massey Healthy Work Group has launched a research project to measure the relationship between working conditions and stress-related illness in New Zealand.

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.

Community farming solutions for people with disabilities
Friday 3 November 2017
A Massey University lecturer is working with communities in rural Cambodia to help create community-led farming technologies for people with disabilities.
Coral reefs may have refuge in deeper water
Wednesday 1 November 2017
A Massey marine ecologist is helping to uncover the ways the world's coral reefs could survive in the face of rising global temperatures.
First New Zealand online alcohol and drug study under way
Monday 30 October 2017
College of Health researchers are launching a new study on alcohol and drug use throughout the country, including measuring levels of drug use in wastewater.
Curious great white shark plays with camera
Friday 27 October 2017
Massey scientists captured some astonishing footage of a great white shark on a recent research expedition to the Southwest Pacific
Weka division pre-dates Cook Strait
Friday 20 October 2017
Massey biologists have unearthed clues in the DNA of weka that throw doubt upon what we thought we knew of the flightless native.
Oganesson – the black sheep of the noble gases
Friday 20 October 2017
Scientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study.
Affordability improves as house prices fall in some regions
Wednesday 11 October 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows affordability has improved in seven out of 13 New Zealand regions in the most recent quarter.
Amazon has local retailers spooked – new survey
Friday 6 October 2017
Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows business confidence has declined since 2016, with the "Amazon effect" cited as the main reason.
Māori knowledge to get scientific recognition
Thursday 5 October 2017
Academics at Massey University have come up with a project to try to meld mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) with the latest geographic information systems.
Calls for malnutrition screening for at risk elderly
Thursday 5 October 2017
New Massey University research highlights the importance of screening for risk of malnutrition among older people as a preventative health measure.
New mums needed for study on babies’ best start
Friday 29 September 2017
Giving babies the best start in life to prevent problems later on is the focus of a doctoral study by a Massey University psychology researcher who is offering free parenting workshops for new...
Research shows lower injury rates in New Zealand racehorses
Monday 25 September 2017
New research has shown that racehorses in New Zealand have a lower risk of injury than in other countries, with further work needed to explain why.
Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3
Friday 22 September 2017
The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting the recommended daily amount.
Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?
Thursday 21 September 2017
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living - a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency...
Opinion: Is there an election image bias?
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a question Professor Claire Robinson sought to answer in 2011 and 2014 and this year she has sifted...
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