Organisation logo


Relevant Research - August 2022

We are looking forward to another Inaugural Professorial Lecture on 1 September, this time for Professor Jo Kirkwood. All are welcome to attend this free online event. Click here for details and registration.

In this issue you can read about research by Jo and by other staff and students.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies
ISSN 2624-084X


Beehive and Parliament building, New Zealand

A woman's place is in the house ... of representatives

by Lesley Brook

Sarah Kerby looks at barriers and pathways to election for women in local and central government.

Visit this article
Town of Dunedin map with Māori names superimposed

What's in a name? He aha rā te ingoa?

by Lesley Brook

Mana whenua want to see their identity back in the landscape from which they had been dispossessed. E manako ana a mana whenua kia kite pū ki ō rātou Kāi Tahutanga ki te whenua i tāhaetia ai.

Visit this article

Knowledge management

by Lesley Brook

Many sectors, including tertiary education, generate and manage significant volumes of data.

Visit this article
Steph Mann

From the horse's mouth

by Lesley Brook

Steph Mann is concerned that following non-professional advice on social media is compromising the welfare of horses.

Visit this article
Some of the nine Otago Polytechnic students who participated in the Humber University (Toronto) Map the System competition 2022

Map the System

by Shane Gilchrist

Otago Polytechnic School of Design students have shone in an international design competition.

Visit this article

Is Tall Poppy Syndrome holding New Zealand back?

by Jo Kirkwood

What impact is Tall Poppy Syndrome having on New Zealand society and economy, and what, if anything, can be done about it?

Visit this article
Luni Maternity designs by Katie Mangai

Fitting fashion

by Lesley Brook

Katie Mangai is designing comfortable and beautiful clothes for pregnant women.

Visit this article
Otago Polytechnic students outdoors

Place-responsive pedagogies

by Lesley Brook

How might education respond to the Anthropocene and its human-impacted environmental concerns?

Visit this article

Living with disability

by Lesley Brook

What people with disabilities can do is limited by service design and unsympathetic attitudes.

Visit this article
Prototype 'Shift' key designed by Inge Andrew for Stopping Violence Dunedin

A key to the future

by Inge Andrew and Lesley Brook

Inge Andrew's research used a design methodology to help men to avoid violence.

Visit this article