RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Mindfulness shown to improve health outcomes for wāhine Māori

Mindfulness shown to improve health outcomes for wāhine Māori

New doctoral research has shown mindfulness could be a cost-effective tool in improving the health outcomes of Māori women who suffer from chronic stress.

Research shows trust needed in digital tech

Research shows trust needed in digital tech

New Zealanders are worried about bias in automated decision-making, according to research conducted by Massey University research group Toi Āria: Design for Public Good.

Covid-19 reveals importance of emergency savings

Covid-19 reveals importance of emergency savings

The importance of being financially prepared for an emergency is one of the key lessons Kiwis learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Massey University's Fin-Ed Centre.

Research focus on Taranaki’s sustainable food producers

Research focus on Taranaki’s sustainable food producers

Massey researchers have been collaborating with local sustainable food growers in dairy stronghold Taranaki amid pressures to diversify the nation's farming practices.

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.
Surveys explore COVID-19 impact on older NZers
Tuesday 15 December 2020
Health psychology researchers are investigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and national response on the wellbeing of older New Zealanders, with funding from the Health Research Council.
Healthier Lives grant to research prevention programme for diabetes
Friday 11 December 2020
Dr Ridvan Firestone and her research team have been successful in the latest round of funding for the grant.
A glimpse into the history of NZ’s first brands
Thursday 10 December 2020
Curiosity about a vintage design stencil spurred senior lecturer Dr Annette O'Sullivan onto seven years of research into New Zealand's wool bale branding.
Funding success aimed to initiate new international collaborations
Thursday 3 December 2020
Dr Marilou Raduban and Dr Anke Zernack have been successful in receiving funding from the most recent round of the Royal Society Te Apārangi's Catalyst Seeding Fund.
New research on gender inequity in the NZ music industry inspires actions
Thursday 3 December 2020
Massey University researchers have today released a report detailing widespread gender discrimination in the Aotearoa music community, in the first report of its kind in New Zealand.
Joining gangs helps young members address unresolved grief
Tuesday 1 December 2020
Gisa Dr Moses Faleolo spent more than a year listening to the life stories of Sāmoan youth involved in gangs.
Psychology of breaking bad news about cancer
Wednesday 25 November 2020
New research from Massey University explores the dynamics of giving and receiving 'bad news' about cancer diagnosis - from the way families cope to how hard it is for doctors to deliver the news.
What does community-focused palliative care look like? New funding for research
Thursday 19 November 2020
Researchers from Massey University have received funding to investigate what a community-focused palliative care service model could look like in New Zealand.
Sexuality and intimacy research to benefit residential age care facilities
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Massey University Professor of Social Work Mark Henrickson and his team have spent the last three years on their research project with the aim to support and develop awareness, policies and education...
Building sustainable partnerships between New Zealand and China
Monday 16 November 2020
A paper in business and sustainability studies at Massey University inspired Dr Michelle Sitong Chen to complete a doctorate in Management, focusing on the issue of sustainability in partnerships...
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