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Relevant Research - February 2018

We are pleased to launch a new suite of postgraduate programmes in Applied Science this year, run by our Institute of Sport and Adventure. These programmes are already very popular. And our calendar of research events is filling up rapidly now that everyone is back on deck. We look forward to seeing you soon at an event that interests you.

Meanwhile enjoy this month's selection of research stories about our staff and students' work. One story, "Socially Responsible Fashion", gives you a snapshot of a special Fashion issue of Scope published last year which you are very welcome to read also. 

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies


Old coastal defences, Otago Peninsula

Attracting public participation

by Lesley Brook

Which marketing channels are most effective?

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House Set 01870

Using off-site manufacturing in construction

by Lesley Brook

David Finnie considers how contractor involvement at the design stage can improve construction industry productivity.

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Woman and young girl in kitchen with laptop and paperwork smiling

Mumpreneurs: nurturing children and business

by Samantha Charlton

Dr Jo Kirkwood is excited about her current research project around mothers who are starting their own businesses.

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Clipboard and pens

Why keep records?

by Lesley Brook

Midwifery care records serve a multitude of purposes, for different audiences.

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Designer Guan Xin,
SUES; model Li Zhenfeng from SUES; Photographer David K. Shields; Photography
assistant: Holly Kumbaroff. Photographed in Xinzha Road area, Shanghai, China,
May 2017

Socially responsible fashion

by Lesley Brook

A fashion education symposium, Metamorphosis, considered solutions to industry issues of social responsibility, including sustainability.

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The Bertha Revolution, by Sarah Baird

Got the message?

by Lesley Brook

Sarah Baird's political art explores the visual and verbal messages which demonstrate our society's attitudes, especially about women.

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Keri McMullan, on World Sight Day 2016

Low vision and mobility scooters

by Lesley Brook

Keri McMullan has investigated the use of mobility scooters by older adults with low vision.

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Volunteers planting aloe vera at a school in Kenya

Volunteer tourism

by Lesley Brook

We want to help those in poverty - but we also want to preserve their culture and environment.

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