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...

Visit the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health website

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

App for keeping an eye on the kids at the pool
For many, it would not be summer without a day at the public swimming pool. Now a design student...
Lawns – site of backyard environmental salvation?
Humanity's often abusive relationship towards nature has culminated in concerns we have wrecked...
The science of saving our honey bees
Everything from kiwifruit orchards to vineyards relies on pollination by domesticated honey bees,...
Saving birds through their own song
Conservationists have struggled for years to create software capable of identifying bird species...
Over 55s needed for survey on ageing in NZ
Massey University researchers are seeking 400 people aged over 55 to do an online survey that will...
How to protect your business from fake news
In our globalised and internet-connected world, organisations need to proactively combat fake news...
International study: Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers
A new report released by the Health Promotion Agency shows that older New Zealanders are drinking...
Parenting a child with autism and the power of hope
How others perceive and react to children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) can impact parents...
Nurses often cyberbullied by patients and families
Research by a Massey University PhD candidate into workplace cyberbullying has found that nurses...
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays,...

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