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

Call for social work to be 'decolonised'
A Massey University researcher is calling for social work education in Aotearoa New Zealand to be...
‘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...
The journey to level 10 without one, two and three
PhD graduate Dr Jeremy Hapeta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia, says he became a "brain...
Face time innovates online language learning
Learning another language can take years of commitment and effort amid our busy lives. A new online...
Spotlight on student research at sport conference
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Thesis helps Army to improve the wellbeing of women officers
When Dr Ellen Nelson left the New Zealand Army after a decade of service in 2013, she noticed other...
Refugee to Kiwi – PhD explores life beyond the welcome
Heart-wrenching images of desperate refugees may evoke empathy and compassion in host nations where...
Massey student wins UK scholarship to seek taonga
A Massey student has been awarded a He Whai Mātauranga (In Pursuit of Knowledge) Scholarship...
Understanding malnutrition in vulnerable older New Zealanders
New Massey University research that explores the eating habits of older people provides crucial...
Same mistakes being made in the Kiwi diet
The average New Zealander is making the same mistakes with their diet 50 years on, according to a...

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