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.

Avalon Intermediate buzzes with the sound of Massey collaboration
Wednesday 28 August 2019
An observational classroom beehive at Avalon Intermediate School has inspired students to turn their learnings into music and poetry.
Survey to gauge NZ appetite for Chinese movies
Wednesday 28 August 2019
The rise of "made in China" blockbusters has piqued the curiosity of a Massey University media studies expert who wants to know what Chinese films Kiwis are watching.
Massey joins global effort to develop confidence scores for science
Saturday 24 August 2019
Massey University are contributing to a year-long research project into a new system for assessing how likely social and behavioural science studies can be independently reproduced or replicated.
The secret sex lives of stick insects
Tuesday 20 August 2019
Massey University researchers have discovered more about the sexual lives of stick insects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
New Workplace Barometer measures mental health of employees
Tuesday 20 August 2019
A survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has found more than one-quarter of employees feel depressed much of the time.
Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older age, according to new research from Massey University.
Home affordability improves in Q2, says Massey report
Thursday 8 August 2019
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows an improvement in affordability at a national level, as well as in 13 out of 16 regions.
New study will examine trends in the incidence of gonorrhoea diagnoses
Monday 5 August 2019
Dr Hayley Denison has been awarded $19,000 in funding from the Massey University Research Fund, to investigate trends in gonorrhoea diagnosis.
New research on teachers of teen parents
Wednesday 31 July 2019
New findings on the little-researched area of teachers in teen parent units (TPUs) has revealed a perception of isolation from the mainstream school system and a lack of professional learning...
Study on breastfeeding and yeast-based supplements
Wednesday 31 July 2019
A Massey University researcher is looking for breastfeeding women to participate in a study to find out if a yeast-based supplement affects breast milk production or changes milk composition.
Hearing aid scheme highlights health sector inequality
Monday 29 July 2019
New Zealand's Hearing Aid Funding Scheme is meant to supply fully funded hearing aids, but Massey MBA graduate Andrew Wallace found that this is often not the case.
Feasibility study to investigate fruit and vegetable consumption among Māori
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Dr Geoff Kira, Ngā Puhi, has been awarded nearly quarter of a million dollars to carry out a feasibility study focusing on the tools used to measure fruit and vegetable consumption among...
Designing healthy cities and communities
Tuesday 23 July 2019
In the latest public lecture in the Health by Design series, Professor Karen Witten will discuss how re-designing streets and public spaces can support the wellbeing of children.
Is New Zealand’s food system unsustainable?
Monday 22 July 2019
New research shows overwhelming support for sustainability characteristics to be included in the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults.
Colon research gets international recognition
Thursday 18 July 2019
Research by scientists from the College of Health on bowel contractions and how they relate to diagnosing colon diseases such as cancer, has received international recognition.
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