RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

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.

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia

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.

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD

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 effects, as Dr Axel Malecki's doctoral research reveals.

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand

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?

Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives
Thursday 31 August 2017
A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower Pasifika communities.
Agrifood sector is tech-savvy but not ready for major disruption
Wednesday 30 August 2017
A new report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques, but few are preparing for major technological disruption.
New Zealand research project gains international attention
Thursday 24 August 2017
Massey University's SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre has played host to a visiting Chinese traffic engineer keen to discover how a ground-breaking New Zealand research study could be applied in...
Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new understandings of and targeted treatment for the disease has won PhD candidate Sherina Holland the top...
Do you have high blood sugar?
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated 100,000 people undiagnosed.
School driving lessons offer multiple benefits
Wednesday 9 August 2017
Compulsory driver's licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from Massey University on the grounds it will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs.
Surge in Auckland meth supply continues
Tuesday 1 August 2017
Findings from the latest Illicit Drug Monitoring System study show increasing availability of methamphetamine in Auckland, consistent with evidence of growing international supply.
Bryde’s whales share secrets with their fins
Monday 31 July 2017
Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf's Bryde's whale population has used photographs of their fins to aid efforts in improving the management of the small population.
Is online film limiting the diversity of what we watch?
Monday 31 July 2017
In the age of online film distribution, with its unlimited choice of international movies, you might think viewing habits would be more diverse and adventurous. Not so, says a Massey University media...
Design worth over $10b to the New Zealand economy
Monday 31 July 2017
New research into the design industry's contribution to the New Zealand economy has found it is worth more than $10 billion of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016.
Zinc link might make roof water safer to drink
Wednesday 26 July 2017
A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs can kill some bugs. But households concerned about the safety of emergency roof catchment rainwater in...
Measuring an animal’s pain
Wednesday 26 July 2017
A new device designed by engineers and veterinarians at Massey University seeks to change the way we understand animal pain, starting with sheep.
Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn
Monday 24 July 2017
The franchising sector is performing well off the back of New Zealand's strong economy and political stability over the past five years, a new report shows.
Love your bones
Monday 24 July 2017
It is estimated about 22 per cent of women over 50 years of age will develop osteoporosis. So what can you do to reduce the risk of osteoporosis in your younger years?
Massey academic helps create new environmental standards
Thursday 20 July 2017
A Massey University environmental economist is part of an international team charged with creating two new environmental standards for organisations.
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