Latest news from the College of Health

Defining social work in Aotearoa
A new book published by the Massey University Press looks back at the past 40 years of research and teaching Social Work at Massey University.
Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3
The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand, has found only 30 per cent are getting...
The changing face of nursing
Nursing has changed considerably over the past 40 years, and Massey University alumna Rose Stewart has seen it all.
Keeping cyclists’ minds on track
Warrick Wood has recently returned from Italy, where he was working with the U19 New Zealand Track Cycling Team, as mental skills coach.
Dr Wham awarded Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence
Associate Professor Carol Wham recently received the prestigious Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence in the category of Outstanding Achievement in...
Healthy Families NZ a promising approach
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the...
Social change takes time and bravery
Progressing Māori interests and values under the Treaty of Waitangi requires bravery, persistence and working with love, says well-known...
Good vibrations reduce muscle aches
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous exercise, benefiting those suffering from tired and...
New Zealand Food Awards finalists revealed
The finalists have been announced for the New Zealand Food Awards 2017, recognising Kiwi food and beverage producers for their outstanding...
New Zealand research project gains international attention
Massey University's SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre has played host to a visiting Chinese traffic engineer keen to discover how a...

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's health experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are the latest interviews and commentary in the news.


There was extensive media coverage of a study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New Zealand. Dr Cath Conlon was quoted in a article, and Dr Kathryn Beck was interviewed for news grabs on The AM Show/Radio Live and quoted in articles on the Daily Mail and Medical Xpress websites. The article also featured on the Newshub website.

Website Food To Love published an article on tips to get teens cooking in the kitchen. The article mentioned a recent Massey University study which found children aren’t learning how to prepare nutritious meals in school kitchens. 


Indian Newslink published an article on Associate Professor Carol Wham being awarded the prestigious Dietitians NZ Award of Excellence.

Students Standard published an article on track cyclist Emily Shearman, who is studying a Bachelor of Health Science at Massey.





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