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

Suppressing the spread of breast cancer
A Massey University cancer project has been awarded just under $200,000 to study a protein that may...
Can protein plus exercise improve type 2 diabetes?
Exercise has been shown to improve the health of people with type 2 diabetes, but the benefits vary...
New Zealand’s Native falcon – islands apart
Massey University research has appeared in a top international bird journal suggesting there are...
Sex, sweat and success at the Rio Olympics
New research from the College of Health has shed light on the impact the female menstrual cycle has...
From fat to fit - at what cost?
Kiwis could weigh in as the fattest country in the world in the next five years, with around one...
Fiji’s Russian arms deal a wake-up call for NZ
New Zealand and Australian defence forces need to rebuild ties with Fiji in the wake of a Russian...
Researcher seeks earthquake mediation participants
Participants are needed for a new study by Massey University aims to understand the role that...
Weight loss competition for at-risk Māori and Pasifika
A new team weight loss competition for Māori and Pacific people is to be trialled by Massey...
End of life plans added to healthy ageing study
It is 10 years since Massey University researchers launched the first comprehensive survey to find...
Mapping the risk of another Ebola outbreak
A Massey University expert has contributed to American research that suggests undiscovered...

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