Current issue of Rangahau magazine
Issue 4, 2022
Discovering & protecting our public art
Dr Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Sue Elliott from Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts have developed a research initiative, Public Art Heritage Aotearoa New Zealand, to register twentieth-century public artworks around the country.
Empowering communities to face climate change
Professor Bruce Glavovic from the School of People, Environment and Planning believes scientists must continue working with local communities and mobilise global action in the closing window of opportunity to avert dangerous climate change.
Making work healthy & decent
Associate Professor David Tappin, Dr Natalia D’Souza and Dr Zoe Port from the School of Management are working to reduce psychosocial risk and improve conditions for health and wellbeing in small and medium businesses in New Zealand.
Using art & science to help with dementia
Emma Febvre-Richards' partnership project MinDArT explores the idea that in dementia, fine-motor capabilities are retained longer than verbal abilities and that drawing gives an opportunity to express in a medium that isn’t oral.
Dr Catherine Hoad and Associate Professor Oli Wilson from the School of Music and Creative Media Production are making the New Zealand music industry a safer and more inclusive space with their research and work with SoundCheck Aotearoa.
Using microorganisms to improve sustainability
Professor Yusuf Chisti from Te Kura Rangahau Kai School of Food and Advanced Technology uses microorganisms to produce foods and nutrients, improve the sustainability of aquaculture and agriculture and generate renewable energy.
Working towards ending plastic pollution
Associate Professor Trisia Farrelly from the School of People, Environment and Planning is researching plastic pollution from an anthropological perspective to develop an international, legally binding treaty.
Tackling marginalisation through community voice
Professor Mohan Dutta researches on the basis that a way to tackle marginalisation is to connect people. His work explores how to build spaces that bring in people from places of disenfranchisement who have not had their voices heard.
Human impacts on marine mammal biology
Professor Karen Stockin from the School of Natural Sciences is investigating environmental contaminants in killer whales, common dolphins and other species and what that means for marine mammal health and conservation.
Improving pharmaceutical fridges
Associate Professor Rodney Adank from Ngā Pae Māhutonga School of Design and his team are researching ways to improve pharmaceutical fridges, a vital part of the cold chain used by pharmacies, hospitals, doctors’ offices and laboratories.
The effect of climate disasters on financial markets
Professor Ben Marshall from the School of Economics and Finance is researching three key areas that further explain the impacts of climate events on financial markets.
Life cycle assessment
Professor Sarah McLaren from Te Kura Mātauranga mō Ahuwhenua me Te Taiao School of Agriculture and Environment uses life cycle assessment to compare products for their environmental impacts or to compare alternative processes or policies.
Alcohol use during Covid-19 restrictions
Dr Taisia Huckle from the SHORE & Whariki Research Centre is leading a global project on the effects of the different government policies on alcohol use in 14 countries.
Improving the health of our waterways
Professor Russell Death from the School of Natural Sciences is developing machine learning tools to help councils model their waterway health and the potential effect of interventions like riparian planting.
Associate Professor Rachael Rakena and Mike Bridgman from Whiti o Rehua School of Art are working on collaborative projects with Maori and Pasifika creatives and communities to tell stories through Mana Moana.
Productive farming with reduced nutrient loss
Associate Professor Ranvir Singh and Professor David Horne from the School of Agriculture and Environment are researching how to increase nitrate attenuation in the flow pathways between farm systems and receiving water bodies.
Restoration of te taiao by the Ōhau River
Professor Huhana Smith, Head of Whiti o Rehua School of Art, has spent many years restoring the Ōhau River loop. As part of a core kaitiaki group, the Ōhau River loop and the back dune wetland now lie within a revitalised coastal forest.
Professor Jackie Benschop from the School of Veterinary Science's research on leptospirosis primarily focuses on the biomedical aspects of leptospirosis and emphasises the importance of paying attention to the social burden of the disease.
Equity at work
Professor Jane Parker and her team recently completed a project looking at equity in the public service to see where there are equity gaps within particular groups of people, what to do in response, and what equity means.
Pasifika ways of knowing in teaching mathematics
Associate Professor Jodie Hunter and Professor Roberta Hunter work with teachers to recognise the mathematical experiences of Pasifika children outside of school and develop mathematical problems which connect to these experiences.
Reducing waste in the construction industry
Dr Niluka Domingo from the School of Built Environment is developing an online tool for designers and contractors to calculate the dimensions of a design to predict the amount of waste in a building project.
The origins of infectious diseases
Professor David Hayman takes a holistic view of the drivers and steps involved in the appearance of infectious diseases. Infectious diseases can show how interconnected humans are with the rest of the planet.
Covid-19 and Pacific tourism
Professor Regina Scheyvens and Dr Apisalome Movono are long-term researchers of sustainable tourism in the Pacific. Believing in the strength of the Pacific cultural system, they explore how communities were coping during the pandemic.
UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Livelihoods
As Chair of UNESCO's Sustainable Livelihoods, Professor Stuart Carr will focus on making work more sustainable and fair – allowing workers to live with dignity, participate in society and engage with the political system.
Increasing resilience & sustainability in the building industry
Professor Suzanne Wilkinson is interested in resilience in the building industry and how it can adapt to challenges – to understand the industry’s reliance on international supply chains and its disruption to the sector during the pandemic.
Previous issues of Rangahau magazine
Issue 1, 2016
This first edition showcases the breadth of ongoing and recently completed research across the university, drawing attention to our diverse portfolio and the quality and ingenuity of our world-leading researchers.
Issue 2, 2018
In this issue of Rangahau, we profile 30 researchers, both up-and-coming scholars and more established researchers, from a range of disciplines and explore their exciting and challenging projects.
Issue 3, 2020
In our third issue of Rangahau, we showcase and celebrate Māori researchers, scholars and those working closely with Māori communities and research partners.
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