RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

Research shows sleep inequities start early in life

Research shows sleep inequities start early in life

Ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in sleep health are already evident by the time children are three, according to the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.

Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised

Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised

Kiwis holidaying this summer may have mixed feelings about budget-concious freedom campers who flock here from afar. New research says there is growing concern among locals about the risks of "over-tourism".

Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth

Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth

New Zealand has been relatively immune to the strident protests about "overtourism" that have hit major European cities like Barcelona and Venice in recent years, but as a nation, we can no longer afford to be complacent about visitor growth.

Call for social work to be 'decolonised'

Call for social work to be 'decolonised'

A Massey University researcher is calling for social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand to be decolonised. Social work lecturer Dr Paulè Ruwhiu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou, has just completed her PhD research into the process of decolonisation and the experiences of Māori social workers and Māori social work students.

Needs of sexually-abused disabled explored
Monday 16 September 2019
Doctor of Clinical Psychology student Caitlin Helme has been awarded a scholarship to support her research on the experiences and needs of disabled sexual violence survivors.
Fatigue-fighting strategies taking off
Monday 16 September 2019
Many of us know how hard it can be to sleep on a long haul flight, but have you ever wondered how flight crew members manage their sleep?
Perceived workload contributes to cabin crew fatigue
Wednesday 11 September 2019
New research from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre shows that airline cabin crew who perceive they have higher workloads also feel more sleepy and fatigued, and perform more poorly on a reaction time...
Mothers pressured to adopt sought for research
Tuesday 3 September 2019
A Massey University Master of Arts student wants to hear from New Zealand women who were pressured to adopt out their babies in the 1960s and 1970s because of the social stigma of being pregnant and...
Study explores ways to reduce nitrogen losses to waterways
Thursday 29 August 2019
Massey University scientists, a group of Rangitikei farmers and AgFirst are exploring cost-effective technologies to limit nitrogen losses from farms with artificial drainage.
Avalon Intermediate buzzes with the sound of Massey collaboration
Wednesday 28 August 2019
An observational classroom beehive at Avalon Intermediate School has inspired students to turn their learnings into music and poetry.
Survey to gauge NZ appetite for Chinese movies
Wednesday 28 August 2019
The rise of "made in China" blockbusters has piqued the curiosity of a Massey University media studies expert who wants to know what Chinese films Kiwis are watching.
Massey joins global effort to develop confidence scores for science
Saturday 24 August 2019
Massey University are contributing to a year-long research project into a new system for assessing how likely social and behavioural science studies can be independently reproduced or replicated.
The secret sex lives of stick insects
Tuesday 20 August 2019
Massey University researchers have discovered more about the sexual lives of stick insects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
New Workplace Barometer measures mental health of employees
Tuesday 20 August 2019
A survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time.
Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older age, according to new research from Massey University.
Home affordability improves in Q2, says Massey report
Thursday 8 August 2019
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows an improvement in affordability at a national level, as well as in 13 out of 16 regions.
New study will examine trends in the incidence of gonorrhoea diagnoses
Monday 5 August 2019
Dr Hayley Denison has been awarded $19,000 in funding from the Massey University Research Fund, to investigate trends in gonorrhoea diagnosis.
New research on teachers of teen parents
Wednesday 31 July 2019
New findings on the little-researched area of teachers in teen parent units (TPUs) has revealed a perception of isolation from the mainstream school system and a lack of professional learning...
Study on breastfeeding and yeast-based supplements
Wednesday 31 July 2019
A Massey University researcher is looking for breastfeeding women to participate in a study to find out if a yeast-based supplement affects breast milk production or changes milk composition.
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