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.

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.
Plant power protects young asthmatics
Monday 7 May 2018
A study of almost 50,000 New Zealand children has found exposure to green natural environments, and especially diverse vegetation, may protect against asthma.
Going hungry – PhD exposes reality of food insecurity
Wednesday 2 May 2018
A family discussing scavenging for food in rubbish bins and the ethics of killing a pet rabbit for meat is just one story from Dr Rebekah Graham's doctoral study on New Zealanders experiencing food...
Exploring dietary patterns in older adults
Tuesday 1 May 2018
The New Zealand population is ageing, with 21 per cent expected to be aged over 65 years by 2031.
Sharp increases in meth supply and declining prices
Monday 30 April 2018
Findings from the last Massey University Illicit Drug Monitoring System show a sharp rise in the availability and declining prices for methamphetamine, from 2015 to 2016.
Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Photo manipulation in the age of fake news is among hot topics on the agenda at the social documentary photo festival Photival, co-hosted at Massey's College of Creative Arts in Wellington from April...
Study shows nurses face cyberbullying as well
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Research by a Massey University PhD graduate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses not only experience bullying by other staff, but also by patients and their families.
Exploring the colourful world of skinks
Tuesday 24 April 2018
Dr Marleen Baling has shown to be just as adaptable as the skinks she has been studying in pursuit of her doctorate degree.
High risk of malnutrition in older people
Monday 23 April 2018
Almost 75 per cent of older adults involved in a recent Massey University study were at risk of malnourishment, or were malnourished, when they were admitted to hospital.
Thesis shows stay-behind families are the new expats
Sunday 22 April 2018
When posted overseas for work, an increasing number of employees are choosing to leave their families behind, says Massey PhD graduate Jo Mutter.
Work-Integrated Learning success celebrated
Friday 20 April 2018
Two academics played pivotal roles in the New Zealand Association of Cooperative Education conference that focused on showcasing international best practice and research in Work-Integrated Learning.
Home affordability fluctuates across the country
Friday 13 April 2018
The lastest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows mixed results, with improvements in affordability for most, but not all, regions.
Sea lion colony confirmed, but work still needed
Thursday 12 April 2018
While celebrating the Department of Conservation's announcement of a New Zealand sea lion (rāpoka) breeding colony on Stewart Island, a Massey University marine mammal specialist is calling for...
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