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.

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.
Massey PhD student in global digital campaign
Wednesday 29 May 2019
A Massey PhD science student, Enzo Rodriguez-Reyes, features in Education New Zealand's latest global digital campaign.
Report: an alternative measure of progress to GDP
Tuesday 28 May 2019
A new, ground-breaking report from Massey University shows New Zealand is only half as well off as indicated by conventional measures like Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Research explores how the management of feral cats can protect native species
Friday 24 May 2019
New Massey research hopes to improve the management of feral cats for the protection of native species.
Massey University launches Shared Prosperity Index
Thursday 23 May 2019
Massey University has launched its Shared Prosperity Index, an index that calculates how well, or poorly, different segments of society benefit from New Zealand's growing economy.
Massey scholars lead pay and wellbeing research
Wednesday 22 May 2019
Sustainability scholars at Massey University's School of Psychology are having an impact globally with their research, teaching and practice on wellbeing at work and decent pay through a living wage.
Better policies needed for dealing with workplace cyber abuse
Thursday 16 May 2019
While workplace cyber abuse is a growing challenge for many organisations, most still struggle to deal with it effectively, say Massey University researchers.
Funding granted for research to explore medicinal cannabis use
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Dr Marta Rychert has been awarded almost $250,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand to explore medicinal cannabis use in New Zealand.
Public lectures showcase exceptional doctoral research
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Massey University is showcasing the ground-breaking research of its most exceptional doctoral graduates in Palmerston North this week.
Managers crucial to stamping out bullying in nursing
Friday 10 May 2019
A new research report from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has outlined how managers can prevent and manage workplace bullying in the nursing sector.
Carbon-free conference model sets new standard
Thursday 9 May 2019
A "nearly-carbon neutral conference" hosted by Massey University social scientists is featured on the London School of Economics (LSE) Impact Blog as an example of how academics are deploying...
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