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Find out more about people, programmes, and projects in our key research areas.

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Research projects

Some research projects from our broad range of research expertise in health at Massey.

Student research

Awards and recognition


Massey University's interdisciplinary approach to research means that schools and institutes from a number of colleges contribute to health research. However the majority of health-related research is conducted by people within the College of Health.

College of Health

Research centres

Massey has a number of research centres in our areas of health expertise.

    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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    Research Centre for Māori Health and Development | Te Pūmanawa Hauora

    The Research Centre for Māori Health and Development focuses on public health research from a Māori development perspective.

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    Riddet Institute

    The Riddet Institute is a premier centre for fundamental and strategic scientific research. Its area of expertise is at the intersection of food material science, novel food processing, human nutrition and gastrointestinal biology.

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    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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