Massey Research

Massey University has an established pedigree as the leading national university of New Zealand and a major international provider of tertiary education which offers the opportunity for individuals to build value in communities, and enables the development of partnerships to address the big problems of society at a local level and on a global scale.

21st century citizenship

21st century citizenship

As population pressures and climate change increasingly threaten the planet, our researchers seek to lessen the impact.

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Design - for commerce, community and culture

Design - for commerce, community and culture

We're solving complex social, economic and environmental design problems.

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Future food systems

Future food systems

With a rapidly growing global population, food provision is one of the grand challenges of our age.

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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Massey is committed to promoting health and wellbeing; not just supporting and managing illness or disease.

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Resource development and management

Resource development and management

We're ensuring a sustainable future by addressing natural resource issues.

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Veterinary, animal and biomedical sciences research

As part of Massey celebrating 50 years of veterinary education (1963-2013) in New Zealand we are featuring some of the current research taking place in our Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences research centres.

Infectious disease control and prevention

New infectious diseases of both humans and animals are emerging at an increasing rate, with most new emerging human diseases being zoonotic (i.e. from animals) in nature. Their effective control requires a comprehensive approach commonly referred to as “One Health”. Find out more...

Visit the mEpiLab website

Health of working dogs

Andrew Worth is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery and he is investigating the causes of loss from service of NZ Police Dogs. Andrew hopes to gain a greater understanding of the diseases which cause loss, and find potential strategies for mitigation of loss by modifying police dog breeding criteria. Find out more...

Visit the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health website

Maximising outcomes for sheep farmers

A series of studies has been undertaken by the International Sheep Research Centre to identify optimal feeding regimens for multiple-bearing ewes, develop a 'herb' feed mix and improve scientific learning for farmers. Find out more...

Visit the International Sheep Research Centre website

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Research News

Lecture offers commentary on casualties of war
Anzac Day may have been and gone, but Professor Kingsley Baird's thought-provoking commentary on...
What is your child really drinking?
In a New Zealand first, a Massey University study hopes to discover what children are drinking...
Increasing use of internet to buy and sell drugs
Findings from the latest Illicit Drug Monitoring System study show 72 per cent of frequent drug...
Human impact on planet a focus for new centre
A plastic waste reduction campaign, the establishment of a product stewardship council and...
International funding helps fight cancer evolution
A Massey University research project aiming to prevent resistance to cancer treatment has attracted...
Design innovation bags success for textile graduates
It's called Llana, and with the help of an innovative New Zealand technology called Wool Fresh, has...
Research shows hospital bullying cases rarely resolved
After completing a series of in-depth interviews with nurses who had been targets of workplace...
How does dietary fibre affect our gut bacteria?
More than 100 trillion micro-organisms, including bacteria, live in our gut and what we eat...
New centre to investigate plant extracts benefits
A new research centre investigating whether novel plant extracts may offer potential health...
Report finds Bay of Islands bottlenose dolphin at risk

A Massey University report finds that vessel traffic in the Bay of Islands is affecting important...

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