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.

Hearing aid scheme highlights health sector inequality
Monday 29 July 2019
New Zealand's Hearing Aid Funding Scheme is meant to supply fully funded hearing aids, but Massey MBA graduate Andrew Wallace found that this is often not the case.
Feasibility study to investigate fruit and vegetable consumption among Māori
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Dr Geoff Kira, Ngā Puhi, has been awarded nearly quarter of a million dollars to carry out a feasibility study focusing on the tools used to measure fruit and vegetable consumption among...
Designing healthy cities and communities
Tuesday 23 July 2019
In the latest public lecture in the Health by Design series, Professor Karen Witten will discuss how re-designing streets and public spaces can support the wellbeing of children.
Is New Zealand’s food system unsustainable?
Monday 22 July 2019
New research shows overwhelming support for sustainability characteristics to be included in the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults.
Colon research gets international recognition
Thursday 18 July 2019
Research by scientists from the College of Health on bowel contractions and how they relate to diagnosing colon diseases such as cancer, has received international recognition.
Developing healthy eating habits early on
Thursday 18 July 2019
A new study is investigating how exposing babies to a variety of fruit and vegetables when they first move to solids, could help form better eating habits in the future.
Investigating maternal exposures on the neurodevelopment of infants
Monday 8 July 2019
Costs of poor or delayed infant neurodevelopment are far-reaching and can be lifelong. But little is known about maternal exposures to environmental pollution and nutrition, and their effect on...
Keeping older employees engaged and at work
Wednesday 3 July 2019
A new journal article by Massey University researchers has identified the factors most likely to keep older employees engaged and in the workforce.
Spotlight on te reo Māori in culture and heritage sector
Thursday 27 June 2019
The importance of normalising the use of te reo Māori in everyday situations is well acknowledged ¬-so what contribution are galleries, libraries, archives and museums making to its...
$1.2m funding for allergy and asthma prevention research
Tuesday 25 June 2019
A grant from the Health Research Council of New Zealand's annual project funding round will enable researchers to assess why biodiversity may reduce allergy and asthma risks in children.
Māori attitudes on the environment canvassed
Tuesday 25 June 2019
How do Māori balance being modern-day consumers and traditional kaitiakitanga (guardians) of nature's precious resources? A Massey University survey is asking Māori about their beliefs...
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes awarded $5m HRC programme grant
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes, Te Kapotai, Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, has been awarded nearly $5 million to investigate environmental and kaupapa Māori initiatives aimed at providing much needed gains...
Why we need to look at decline, not just growth
Thursday 20 June 2019
Dr Murray MacRae's PhD thesis on forecasting the decline of technology found the more complicated models didn't suit real-word decline data, while simple models worked.
Taste-test new meat product at National Fieldays
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Massey is asking the public to taste-test a potential new beef product developed from dairy-origin cattle, at National Fieldays this year.
Understanding high suicide rate in building sector
Tuesday 11 June 2019
More support for mental health interventions and education initiatives aimed at suicide prevention in the building industry is needed, says Andy Walmsley, a clinical psychology doctoral student based...
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