RESEARCH NEWS

A list of all research articles in chronological order.

‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function

‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function

Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr Catherine Whitehouse.

The journey to level 10 without one, two and three

The journey to level 10 without one, two and three

PhD graduate Dr Jeremy Hapeta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, says he became a "brain surgeon" straight out of high school - in the offal room of a Levin abattoir.

Spotlight on student research at sport conference

Spotlight on student research at sport conference

How athletes can beat the heat in Tokyo to exploring the effects of a menstrual cycle phase on female rugby athletes' physical performance and iron status, were among the research topics explored at the recent Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand Conference.

Face time innovates online language learning

Face time innovates online language learning

Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up progress.

‘Lonely in a crowd’ can reduce brain function
Sunday 8 December 2019
Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr Catherine Whitehouse.
The journey to level 10 without one, two and three
Thursday 5 December 2019
PhD graduate Dr Jeremy Hapeta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, says he became a "brain surgeon" straight out of high school - in the offal room of a Levin abattoir.
Face time innovates online language learning
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online learning innovation pairing students face-to-face with native speakers is helping to speed up...
Spotlight on student research at sport conference
Wednesday 4 December 2019
How athletes can beat the heat in Tokyo to exploring the effects of a menstrual cycle phase on female rugby athletes' physical performance and iron status, were among the research topics explored at...
Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers
Wednesday 4 December 2019
When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other women were leaving too. She thought it was an issue worth investigating.
Refugee to Kiwi – PhD explores life beyond the welcome
Tuesday 3 December 2019
Heart-wrenching images of desperate refugees may evoke empathy and compassion in host nations where those displaced by war and disaster re-settle. But new research reveals how the "refugee" label can...
Massey student wins UK scholarship to seek taonga
Monday 2 December 2019
A Massey student has been awarded a He Whai Mātauranga (In Pursuit of Knowledge) Scholarship established by the British High Commission to help reconnect Māori taonga within UK institutions...
Understanding malnutrition in vulnerable older New Zealanders
Monday 2 December 2019
New Massey University research that explores the eating habits of older people provides crucial insights for helping to prevent malnutrition in ageing New Zealanders.
Same mistakes being made in the Kiwi diet
Wednesday 27 November 2019
The average New Zealander is making the same mistakes with their diet 50 years on, according to a Massey University professor in nutrition.
Report encourages retirees to consider savings options
Thursday 21 November 2019
New Zealanders planning for retirement need to consider their savings options in a low interest rate environment, according to the latest Retirement Expenditure Guidelines.
Brazil collaboration opens doors for geographers
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Massey University geographers have been inspired by innovations in agriculture and opportunities for collaborative research with counterparts in Brazil.
Security, facilities alleviate loneliness – study
Thursday 7 November 2019
Living in a friendly, secure neighbourhood is one of the key ways to keep loneliness and isolation at bay in older age, according to a study of over-65s living on the Kāpiti Coast.
Are sheep hanging around waterways?
Thursday 7 November 2019
Massey researchers are looking into the behaviour of sheep around waterways and how this impacts on water quality across the seasons.
Burden of leptospirosis explored at forum
Monday 4 November 2019
The burden of human leptospirosis in New Zealand will be discussed at a forum in Wellington today as part of a Massey University-led nationwide case-control study to identify risk factors.
Pacific diabetes study leads to $125k grant
Thursday 31 October 2019
A Massey University student has been awarded a $125,790 Pacific Health Research PhD Scholarship from the Health Research Council to investigate reducing diabetes and cardio-vascular disease rates...
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