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

Covid-19 reveals importance of emergency savings
The importance of being financially prepared for an emergency is one of the key lessons Kiwis...
Research focus on Taranaki’s sustainable food producers
Massey researchers have been collaborating with local sustainable food growers in dairy stronghold...
Hopes for self-testing to improve cervical screening access for wāhine Māori
Self-testing for cervical cancer could reduce cervical screening inequities for Māori, Pacific...
Sharing the wisdom of time
One Massey PhD student has been inspired by the saying 'experience is the mother of wisdom' to...
Pivot Award for juniper berry research
The juniper berry - synonymous with gin - is the focus of Massey University research to evaluate...
Study reveals loss of 10,300 years of Kiwi life from South African War
A new study has revealed a more damaging impact of the South African War to New Zealand military...
Ocean's mammals at critical turning point new report warns
Massey University marine mammal expert Professor Karen Stockin is one of a team of international...
Using VR to improve fire evacuation understanding
A virtual reality headset may not be the first thing that comes to mind when "fire evacuation" is...
Massey led research leads to proposed marine mammal sanctuary 
Following research undertaken by Massey University in 2016, the Department of Conservation...
Producing a solution to the gender imbalance in music production
A Massey researcher is embarking on a PhD to explore the experience of female music producers in...