RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Sharing the wisdom of time

Sharing the wisdom of time

One Massey PhD student has been inspired by the saying 'experience is the mother of wisdom' to create a new social media platform for people over 50.

Pivot Award for juniper berry research

Pivot Award for juniper berry research

The juniper berry - synonymous with gin - is the focus of Massey University research to evaluate and identify suitable strains and propagation methods with potential to give New Zealand-made gins a unique sensory signature.

Study reveals loss of 10,300 years of Kiwi life from South African War

Study reveals loss of 10,300 years of Kiwi life from South African War

A new study has revealed a more damaging impact of the South African War to New Zealand military personnel than was previously thought.

Ocean's mammals at critical turning point new report warns

Ocean's mammals at critical turning point new report warns

Massey University marine mammal expert Professor Karen Stockin is one of a team of international scientists from 30 institutes and 13 countries challenging current understanding and conservation efforts for marine mammals globally.

Sharing the wisdom of time
Friday 16 April 2021
One Massey PhD student has been inspired by the saying 'experience is the mother of wisdom' to create a new social media platform for people over 50.
Pivot Award for juniper berry research
Thursday 1 April 2021
The juniper berry - synonymous with gin - is the focus of Massey University research to evaluate and identify suitable strains and propagation methods with potential to give New Zealand-made gins a...
Study reveals loss of 10,300 years of Kiwi life from South African War
Friday 26 March 2021
A new study has revealed a more damaging impact of the South African War to New Zealand military personnel than was previously thought.
Ocean's mammals at critical turning point new report warns
Friday 26 March 2021
Massey University marine mammal expert Professor Karen Stockin is one of a team of international scientists from 30 institutes and 13 countries challenging current understanding and conservation...
Using VR to improve fire evacuation understanding
Thursday 25 March 2021
A virtual reality headset may not be the first thing that comes to mind when "fire evacuation" is mentioned, but that is exactly the technology being used to help understand human behaviour in...
Massey led research leads to proposed marine mammal sanctuary 
Friday 12 March 2021
Following research undertaken by Massey University in 2016, the Department of Conservation has proposed a marine mammal sanctuary in the Bay of Islands which is going to public consultation. 
Producing a solution to the gender imbalance in music production
Monday 8 March 2021
A Massey researcher is embarking on a PhD to explore the experience of female music producers in Aotearoa and come up with solutions to address the gender disparity in the profession.
The common women’s health problem we don’t talk about
Friday 5 March 2021
As a sociologist and feminist researcher, Dr Alice Beban is interested in the everyday inequalities in women's lives and has found that issues affecting women have often been silenced, trivialised or...
PhD research inspires software startup
Monday 1 March 2021
Dr David Robinson's thesis focused on creating software to help law enforcement detect terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud or other activities where an antagonistic actor is actively...
Researchers mobilise citizen-scientists for community Earthquake Early Warning System
Thursday 25 February 2021
The Joint Centre for Disaster Research is leading a project to develop a low-cost community-based earthquake early warning system in New Zealand.
New leptospirosis research calls for stronger vaccination uptake in dry stock farming
Monday 22 February 2021
Researchers from Massey University and the University of Warwick have found that non-dairy stock farmers are just as likely to get infected with leptospirosis as dairy farmers.
First-time study reveals high percentage of Albatross deaths linked to single-use plastics
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Three veterinarians from Massey University's Wildbase Hospital have been involved with the study.
Resisting fatphobia in the time of COVID-19
Thursday 21 January 2021
A research paper co-written by a Massey academic takes a critical look at a public health narrative she says links fatness to risk factors for COVID-19, despite little evidence for this.
Book explores online harassment as a deadly ‘game’
Monday 18 January 2021
The idea that online communities involved in harassment function as a form of Alternate Reality Game (ARG) dedicated to ruining the lives of those they target is the central theme of a new book.
Dehydration in older people – a fluids situation
Thursday 17 December 2020
With long, hot summer days ahead, the importance of staying well-hydrated can't be overstated - especially among older people more prone to dehydration, says a Massey University health researcher.
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