RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

The journey to level 10 without one, two and three

The journey to level 10 without one, two and three

PhD graduate Dr Jeremy Hapeta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, says he became a "brain surgeon" straight out of high school - in the offal room of a Levin abattoir.

Spotlight on student research at sport conference

Spotlight on student research at sport conference

How athletes can beat the heat in Tokyo to exploring the effects of a menstrual cycle phase on female rugby athletes' physical performance and iron status, were among the research topics explored at the recent Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Conference.

Face time innovates online language learning

Face time innovates online language learning

Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up progress.

Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers

Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers

When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other women were leaving too. She thought it was an issue worth investigating.

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...
Supporting farming families during times of stress
Tuesday 11 June 2019
New research suggests health promotion campaigns could have a detrimental impact on some farmers during times of stress, and that agricultural professionals play an important role in hard times.
Wellington graduation sees four staff receive doctorates
Friday 7 June 2019
Four staff members were conferred with doctoral degrees at Wellington graduation last Thursday.
Study looks at app for parents of premature babies
Friday 7 June 2019
Being a new parent of a newborn admitted to a neonatal unit is stressful and challenging. A mobile health app designed to inform and support parents with babies in neonatal care is the focus of a...
The role religion plays in workplace behaviour
Thursday 30 May 2019
Understanding the relationship between religion and ethical decision-making is important for organisations with diverse workforces, says Massey PhD graduate Rahizah Sulaiman.
Models with cosmetic surgery don’t make the cut
Thursday 30 May 2019
While cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly common in the world of advertising, chasing beauty ideals by going under the knife does not necessarily make a model more attractive to consumers.
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