RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded for alcohol study

Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship awarded for alcohol study

Dr Taisia Huckle has been awarded a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

Children's Holocaust Memorial exhibit unveiled

A moving memorial to children, murdered in the Holocaust has special resonance for its creator, School of Design senior lecturer Matthijs Siljee.

Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers

Swarmstorm design to benefit beekeepers

Hobby beekeepers could have a new product to recollect swarms and maintain bee reproduction rates thanks to the work of Massey University industrial design student Liam Brankin.

Investigating the impact of young onset dementia

Investigating the impact of young onset dementia

Dementia is often seen as a disease of the elderly, however the young onset of dementia is a healthcare reality which poses a unique set of challenges.

Collision repair study paints worrying picture
Thursday 14 June 2018
Workers exposed to solvents in the vehicle collision repair industry are at greater risk of adverse health effects compared to construction workers.
Cultural factors key to health of older Māori
Wednesday 13 June 2018
New research suggests more focus in the health sector is needed to foster culturally appropriate food practices for older Māori.
Serving up a sheep milk smoothie
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Shifting consumers' mindset to sheep milk is the objective of a fun and informative stand at this week's National Fieldays that mixes the resources of Massey University staff and students.
Alcohol law brings little change to drinking environment
Friday 8 June 2018
New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act have affected New Zealand's alcohol environment.
Clash of ideologies turns education into battleground
Friday 1 June 2018
As education undergoes further reviews and changes, new research examines previous tensions between government policy and teachers that flow into current media and public debates about the kind of...
PhD on dressmaking unpicks hidden cultural threads
Thursday 31 May 2018
In the current age when many people can't sew a button on a shirt, Dinah Vincent's PhD thesis reveals a not-too-distant era when dressmaking was a defining, even vital, skill for many New Zealand...
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.
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