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

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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...
A glimpse into the history of NZ’s first brands
Curiosity about a vintage design stencil spurred senior lecturer Dr Annette O'Sullivan onto seven...
Funding success aimed to initiate new international collaborations
Dr Marilou Raduban and Dr Anke Zernack have been successful in receiving funding from the most...
New research on gender inequity in the NZ music industry inspires actions
Massey University researchers have today released a report detailing widespread gender...
Joining gangs helps young members address unresolved grief
Gisa Dr Moses Faleolo spent more than a year listening to the life stories of Sāmoan youth...
Psychology of breaking bad news about cancer
New research from Massey University explores the dynamics of giving and receiving 'bad news' about...
What does community-focused palliative care look like? New funding for research
Researchers from Massey University have received funding to investigate what a community-focused...
Sexuality and intimacy research to benefit residential age care facilities
Massey University Professor of Social Work Mark Henrickson and his team have spent the last three...

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