Environmental and occupational health research

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Roof water harvesting facilities

We have a purpose built facility in Wellington consisting of 13 rainwater storage tanks. It has various rain harvesting components and monitoring devices for measuring physico-chemical and microbial levels under a variety of experimental conditions.

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Departments and staff

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Research centres

Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Health and Safety

Our research is focused on the workplace and the safety, health and discomfort of the worker.

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Centre for Public Health Research

The Centre for Public Health Research covers all aspects of public health, including non-communicable diseases (respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes), occupational health, environmental health, socio-economic determinants of health, Māori health and Pacific health research.

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New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre

The Centre, hosted by Massey University, focuses on better ways of detecting hazards in the food production chain and reducing the risk of food-borne illness to consumers. The Centre aims to provide an internationally credible science base for decisison-making in public health and the food industry.

New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre

SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre

The SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre is funded through external research grants and contracts to undertake public-good research of relevance to the health and social sectors. The centre consists of two multidisciplinary research groups working in a Treaty of Waitangi partnership model to produce excellent research with the aim of improving health and wellbeing in Aotearoa, New Zealand and globally.

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Sleep/Wake Research Centre

The Sleep/Wake Research Centre is New Zealand’s first laboratory dedicated to research and education in circadian physiology, sleep science, and their applications. We are motivated to find science-based solutions to the challenges created by the restricted sleep and circadian disruption that are endemic in our 24/7 society.

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