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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Perceived workload contributes to cabin crew fatigue
New research from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre shows that airline cabin crew who perceive they...
Mothers pressured to adopt sought for research
A Massey University Master of Arts student wants to hear from New Zealand women who were pressured...
Study explores ways to reduce nitrogen losses to waterways
Massey University scientists, a group of Rangitikei farmers and AgFirst are exploring...
Avalon Intermediate buzzes with the sound of Massey collaboration
An observational classroom beehive at Avalon Intermediate School has inspired students to turn...
Survey to gauge NZ appetite for Chinese movies
The rise of "made in China" blockbusters has piqued the curiosity of a Massey University media...
Massey joins global effort to develop confidence scores for science
Massey University are contributing to a year-long research project into a new system for assessing...
The secret sex lives of stick insects
Massey University researchers have discovered more about the sexual lives of stick insects in New...
New Workplace Barometer measures mental health of employees
A survey of New Zealand workplaces by researchers from Massey University's Healthy Work Group has...
Lifetime effects of poverty take toll in older age
Childhood disadvantage is directly related to levels of physical, mental and social health in older...

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