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.

Putting the microscope on Pacific workers’ scheme media coverage
Monday 29 June 2020
A study of the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme has raised questions of how Pacific workers are portrayed in New Zealand regional media.
Study reveals plant compound beats sugar cravings
Thursday 25 June 2020
Researchers may have found a solution for sweet tooths by investigating a plant compound that showed a statistically significant reduction in sugar cravings.
COVID-19 leads to increased prejudice, but less so in NZ
Wednesday 24 June 2020
A new study from Massey University shows prejudice towards Asian people has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, but New Zealand remains less prejudiced than many countries.
Study highlights key leadership practices guiding New Zealand’s COVID-19 success
Thursday 11 June 2020
A recently published study by Dr Suze Wilson has identified a set of key leadership practices deployed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Government in the country's successful fight against...
The importance of building trust in contact tracing apps
Thursday 4 June 2020
In the very real need for speed around excellent contact tracing in the COVID-19 environment, the voice of the people is getting lost, according to Associate Professor Anna Brown.
Affordable, community engaged earthquake warning system subject of research project
Thursday 21 May 2020
New funding to explore the development of an earthquake early warning system.
South America to South Island for post-quake PhD
Thursday 14 May 2020
A love of surfing and passion for environmental studies, protecting coastlines, and learning about disaster recovery prompted Martín García Cartegena to leave Uruguay for Aotearoa to do a PhD on...
Social media marketing of alcohol, tobacco and vaping to be examined
Thursday 14 May 2020
A two-year study will investigate the use of social media influencers and marketing to promote unhealthy products to youth.
Researcher asks ‘how was lockdown for parents?
Wednesday 13 May 2020
Psychology researcher Rosanna Stoop-Maigret started the year with plans to study a phenomenon of memory for her master's degree. Then COVID-19 happened, and her curiousity turned to how parents have...
A Māori approach to decision-making for the future of freshwater
Wednesday 13 May 2020
The development of a mātauranga knowledge Māori framework and modelling tool for iwi to use for the future of freshwater systems.
Researchers reveal COVID-19 concern for Singapore's migrant workers
Wednesday 22 April 2020
Researchers have uncovered Singapore's large migrant community is experiencing clusters of COVID-19, due to cramped migrant worker dormitories.
Health grants for Massey research on COVID-19
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Two teams of Massey researchers have received more than half a million dollars in Health Research Council grants for studies that will help in the fight against COVID-19.
Feeling good? Grumpy? We want to know how sleep is affecting your mood
Tuesday 21 April 2020
Researchers are asking people to complete a survey about their sleep routine during the COVID-19 lockdown to investigate how it is impacting their mood.
Researchers looking into lockdown exercise routines
Friday 17 April 2020
Researchers are asking people to participate in a global survey to investigate the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on physical activity and wellbeing.
New Zealanders needed to investigate link between COVID-19 and smell loss
Friday 10 April 2020
New Zealanders needed to investigate link between COVID-19 and smell loss
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