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.

Tracking godwits for insight into Yellow Sea region's habitat for birds
Tuesday 31 March 2020
Tracking godwits' journeys from NZ to Alaska is hoped to provide information on how they cope with habitat loss, environmental degradation and a collapsing food supply in Asia's Yellow Sea region.
Tackling the ‘wicked’ problem of state sector gender inequity
Friday 13 March 2020
Gender inequities in the New Zealand public service is to be the subject of a research project led by Professor Jane Parker from the School of Management.
Researchers discover new fishes at remote New Zealand island
Friday 13 March 2020
Natural history footage uncovers new fish species on Rangitāhua- The Kermadec Islands.
Green-fingered PhD students get satisfaction from shared garden
Thursday 12 March 2020
The Graduate Research School has been trialling a garden for doctoral students at the Manawatū campus over recent months.
Massey researcher backs call to strengthen global extinction plan
Wednesday 11 March 2020
A global 10-year strategy to halt the loss of nature is "weak" in one key area, say international scientists, including Massey University's Dr Libby Liggins.
Navigation services urgent for Māori cancer patients - researcher
Monday 2 March 2020
With Māori 20 times more likely than non-Māori to be diagnosed with cancer, a researcher is calling for wider use of specialist Māori cancer "navigation" services.
More support for workplace wellbeing research
Friday 28 February 2020
The University's Healthy Work Group has been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Research Council and WorkSafe to continue efforts aimed at improving workers' health and wellbeing.
Research asks how migrants feel welcome in NZ
Tuesday 25 February 2020
Feeling safe, having a job, a home and access to gardens and nature - new migrants and refugees say these are vital to settling successfully and feeling a sense of belonging.
Health sector needs guidelines for big data usage
Friday 31 January 2020
Many predict the health sector will be revolutionised by big data analytics, but the level of understanding and commitment to using big data varies across the sector in New Zealand.
Urban farming the focus of $100,000 research award
Thursday 30 January 2020
An urban farming initiative is at the centre of the first $100,000 Pivot Award, a premier research award aimed at enabling innovation in Taranaki's agriculture sector.
Research shows sleep inequities start early in life
Tuesday 7 January 2020
Ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in sleep health are already evident by the time children are three, according to the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.
Opinion: We can no longer afford to be complacent about tourism growth
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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...
Views of freedom campers increasingly polarised
Wednesday 18 December 2019
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...
Call for social work to be 'decolonised'
Friday 13 December 2019
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...
‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function
Sunday 8 December 2019
Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr Catherine Whitehouse.
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