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?

Does grooming lead to Stockholm syndrome?
Thursday 20 July 2017
New research from the School of Social Work identifies how grooming allows Stockholm syndrome to become established in child sexual abuse cases.
Home affordability declines in most regions
Thursday 20 July 2017
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows most regions of New Zealand have declined in affordability over the most recent quarter.
Superannuation shortfall still significant for most
Thursday 6 July 2017
Rising housing and household utility bills mean most Kiwis' superannuation payments still don't cover their costs of living, despite an increase in NZ Super.
Keeping pre-school kids moving
Tuesday 4 July 2017
A new study hopes to discover information that may help design interventions offering simple, practical and relevant tips for early childhood education teachers about nutrition and physical activity...
Bank e-loyalty improved by personal relationships
Monday 3 July 2017
A new Massey University study shows that banks can't rely on the strength of their technology platforms to create loyalty with their business customers.
Cameras light up bats in the dark
Friday 30 June 2017
An Associate Professor in veterinary public health at Massey University has been involved in developing tools to watch bats as they hibernate that may be key to saving them from a disease decimating...
Video praise from international PhD student
Thursday 29 June 2017
An international PhD student researching disaster preparedness says in an Education New Zealand YouTube video that a supportive academic environment and beautiful scenery are among the top...
Wheelchair revolution
Wednesday 28 June 2017
A new wheelchair prototype with an innovative propulsion system has been developed by Massey University engineers that attempts to minimise chronic shoulder and wrist problems for self-propelled...
Getting enough Iodine? Not eating bread?
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Worldwide iodine deficiency remains one of the most common nutrient deficiencies and New Zealand naturally has low levels of iodine in the soil which results in low levels of iodine in the food...
Bugs’n’Bones study hopes to aid ageing population
Monday 26 June 2017
As the world grapples with an ever-growing ageing population, it is estimated that one in three women over the age of 50 will experience bone fractures due to osteoporosis.
Research on future of e-learning in wānanga
Friday 23 June 2017
A better understanding of how the Māori tertiary sector is adapting to e-learning is the focus of a joint research project undertaken by a Massey postgraduate student and funded by the...
Dairy shown to improve bone health of Kiwi children
Wednesday 21 June 2017
New research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not involved in the Fonterra Milk for Schools...
Video: C-Dax invests in future Ag Tech
Wednesday 21 June 2017
A prototype pasture metre robot was showcased at National Field Days, representing the future of smart-autonomous farming.
How legalising cannabis can help society
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Leading drug researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins is calling for the adoption of a not-for-profit public health model for recreational cannabis.
Gendered expectations and workplace conflict
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Massey University PhD graduate Jane Hurst studied the complicated relationships between women in the workplace - and found that women often have gendered expectations of each other.
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