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

New research reports a lack of information on euthanasia for stranded marine mammals
New research on the euthanasia of stranded marine mammals has highlighted the need for increased...
Southland and West Coast best regions for renters
Massey University's latest Rental Report shows a decline in rental affordability in six of the...
Study to tackle barriers to sport for disabled youth
A Massey University study will investigate the barriers for disabled young people to participate in...
Workplace Barometer findings highlight four ways organisations can create a healthier workplace
A survey by the Healthy Work Group of more than 1400 people from 21 New Zealand workplaces has...
The public make snap judgements about new technologies
New research shows people stick to fast intuitive judgements about unfamiliar scientific...
Political affiliations influence health behaviors to combat Covid-19 in the US
New research has found handwashing and mask-wearing in the United States since the 2020 election...
Youth focus for first Pacific Doctor of Social Work candidate
Growing up in South Auckland, Jack Scanlan never saw himself as one day being an academic doing...
Plastic ingestion in animals hits alarming new numbers
Researchers are calling for human intervention to deal with the extent of plastic ingestion in...
NZ supporting global action on plastic pollution is step in right direction says academic
Minister for the Environment David Parker announced New Zealand's planned support of a global...
Rising house prices and decreasing income lead to decline in home affordability
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows an overall decline in national...