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.

Keeping Spanish language alive on the home front
Thursday 24 October 2019
Colombian-born teacher Andrea Ceron shifts easily between speaking her native Spanish and English, her second language.
Technology’s double-bind for working women
Monday 21 October 2019
Smartphones and other mobile devices amplify the patriarchal values that are part of our culture, according to new research by a Massey University expert in organisational communication and gender.
Māori youth at centre of new resource
Thursday 17 October 2019
Tōu Ake Mana, a new practice framework developed from research by Massey University School of Social Work staff, will be launched next week in Palmerston North.
Modest improvements in home affordability continue
Wednesday 16 October 2019
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows improvement in national affordability due to declining house prices in many areas and falls in mortgage interest rates.
Methamphetamine prices drop to record low
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The price of a gram of methamphetamine has dropped to record lows in three North Island regions, while many South Island regions are also reporting substantial declines in prices.
Education needed to minimise risk of fatigue-related errors
Thursday 3 October 2019
New research suggests more can be done to minimise the risk of fatigue-related errors in aircraft maintenance staff, including better education for employees.
Retail survey shows physical stores are far from dead
Monday 30 September 2019
While online sales are growing, retailers are not abandoning their physical stores, Massey University's latest Big Issues in Retail survey shows.
Massey researchers investigating health benefits of mussels
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Professor Marlena Kruger and Dr Fran Wolber are overseeing part of the research into the health benefits of New Zealand mussels.
Tips to better cope with daylight saving
Tuesday 24 September 2019
It's that time of year again, when our clocks go forward an hour, the mornings plunge back into darkness, and insomnia ensues. For many, the welcome sunny evenings are plagued by restless nights and...
$1m for Massey research into nicotine addictiveness
Thursday 19 September 2019
Dr Penny Truman has been awarded almost $1 million in funding for research that will test the addictiveness of compounds contained in nicotine.
Needs of sexually-abused disabled explored
Monday 16 September 2019
Doctor of Clinical Psychology student Caitlin Helme has been awarded a scholarship to support her research on the experiences and needs of disabled sexual violence survivors.
Fatigue-fighting strategies taking off
Monday 16 September 2019
Many of us know how hard it can be to sleep on a long haul flight, but have you ever wondered how flight crew members manage their sleep?
Perceived workload contributes to cabin crew fatigue
Wednesday 11 September 2019
New research from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre shows that airline cabin crew who perceive they have higher workloads also feel more sleepy and fatigued, and perform more poorly on a reaction time...
Mothers pressured to adopt sought for research
Tuesday 3 September 2019
A Massey University Master of Arts student wants to hear from New Zealand women who were pressured to adopt out their babies in the 1960s and 1970s because of the social stigma of being pregnant and...
Study explores ways to reduce nitrogen losses to waterways
Thursday 29 August 2019
Massey University scientists, a group of Rangitikei farmers and AgFirst are exploring cost-effective technologies to limit nitrogen losses from farms with artificial drainage.
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