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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...
Car wrecking - a vehicle for stroke rehab
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Dismantling car engines and sorting parts is proving to be a successful form of rehabilitation for stroke survivors under 65 in a unique project at...
Sore toe or broken heart – swearing soothes the pain
Thursday 1 June 2017
Swearing has been shown to relieve physical pain when it comes to banging your toe or slamming a finger in a door. Now, a new psychology study shows...
Fellowship caps PhD graduation celebrations
Wednesday 24 May 2017
It's a double celebration for emergency management specialist Sara McBride who has been conferred with her doctorate at Massey University Graduation...
Doctoral research informed by global and local crisis
Tuesday 23 May 2017
Maureen Mooney has confronted crisis situations all over the world but returned to Christchurch to complete her PhD researching children's behaviour...
In the company of men – good health for ‘sheddies’
Monday 1 May 2017
According to urban myth, blokes just want to retreat into solitary 'man caves' or backyard sheds. But new research on the growing popularity of...
Disastrous Doctorates takes its expertise to Christchurch
Earthquakes centred in the South Island were the focus of the annual Disastrous Doctorates 2017 programme for post doctoral emergency management...
Disaster, diaspora, distrust in politics – lecture series
How do we best cope after a natural disaster? Who do we allow to migrate here? What's with the growing distrust in politics ahead of this year's...
Psychology podcast asks who cares? What's the point?
Associate Professor Sarb Johal from Massey University's Joint Centre for Disaster Research, sees a gap in the commentary on psychology and has...
Emergency managers draft health ministry guidelines
New Ministry of Health guidelines for offering psychosocial support in emergencies have been drafted by members of the Joint Centre for Disaster...

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