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Massey Research

Massey University has an established pedigree as the leading national university of New Zealand and a major international provider of tertiary education which offers the opportunity for individuals to build value in communities, and enables the development of partnerships to address the big problems of society at a local level and on a global scale.

21st century citizenship

21st century citizenship

As population pressures and climate change increasingly threaten the planet, our researchers seek to lessen the impact.

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Design - for commerce, community and culture

Design - for commerce, community and culture

We're solving complex social, economic and environmental design problems.

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Future food systems

Future food systems

With a rapidly growing global population, food provision is one of the grand challenges of our age.

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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Massey is committed to promoting health and wellbeing; not just supporting and managing illness or disease.

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Resource development and management

Resource development and management

We're ensuring a sustainable future by addressing natural resource issues.

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Veterinary, animal and biomedical sciences research

As part of Massey celebrating 50 years of veterinary education (1963-2013) in New Zealand we are featuring some of the current research taking place in our Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences research centres.

Infectious disease control and prevention

New infectious diseases of both humans and animals are emerging at an increasing rate, with most new emerging human diseases being zoonotic (i.e. from animals) in nature. Their effective control requires a comprehensive approach commonly referred to as “One Health”. Find out more...

Visit the mEpiLab website

Health of working dogs

Andrew Worth is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery and he is investigating the causes of loss from service of NZ Police Dogs. Andrew hopes to gain a greater understanding of the diseases which cause loss, and find potential strategies for mitigation of loss by modifying police dog breeding criteria. Find out more...

Working Dog Centre

Maximising outcomes for sheep farmers

A series of studies has been undertaken by the International Sheep Research Centre to identify optimal feeding regimens for multiple-bearing ewes, develop a 'herb' feed mix and improve scientific learning for farmers. Find out more...

Visit the International Sheep Research Centre website

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Research News

The common women’s health problem we don’t talk about
As a sociologist and feminist researcher, Dr Alice Beban is interested in the everyday inequalities...
PhD research inspires software startup
Dr David Robinson's thesis focused on creating software to help law enforcement detect terrorism,...
Researchers mobilise citizen-scientists for community Earthquake Early Warning System
The Joint Centre for Disaster Research is leading a project to develop a low-cost community-based...
New leptospirosis research calls for stronger vaccination uptake in dry stock farming
Researchers from Massey University and the University of Warwick have found that non-dairy stock...
First-time study reveals high percentage of Albatross deaths linked to single-use plastics
Three veterinarians from Massey University's Wildbase Hospital have been involved with the study.
Resisting fatphobia in the time of COVID-19
A research paper co-written by a Massey academic takes a critical look at a public health narrative...
Book explores online harassment as a deadly ‘game’
The idea that online communities involved in harassment function as a form of Alternate Reality...
Dehydration in older people – a fluids situation
With long, hot summer days ahead, the importance of staying well-hydrated can't be overstated -...
Surveys explore COVID-19 impact on older NZers
Health psychology researchers are investigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and national...
Healthier Lives grant to research prevention programme for diabetes
Dr Ridvan Firestone and her research team have been successful in the latest round of funding for...

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