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Relevant Research - January 2023

Kia ora and Happy New Year!

At Christmas we were very sorry to farewell Prof Leoni Schmidt, who has been a strong supporter and advocate for research at Otago Polytechnic for many years. I have stepped into her Director's role, and retain my existing responsibilities as Director for rangahau Māori.

We hope that the research we report in this e-magazine will include something relevant to your own practice that you can use, or inspire you to partner with our staff or students on something new this year. 

Scott Klenner
Tumuaki Rakahau - Director Research
ISSN 2624-084X


Too hot to handle at 20° warming? (2022), by Down The Rabbit Hole Collective, multimedia work comprising a framed photograph, a video work, and 3D coccolithophone models under a bell jar on a light table

Life's a gas

by Pam McKinlay

This year's Art+Science exhibition explored ideas about air.

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Ink bottles unearthed on the New Dunedin Hospital site

"Unearthed Ōtakou"

by Shane Gilchrist

A video by Communication Design learner Best Apisit showcases historic Dunedin artefacts.

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Preparing for professional learning

by Helen Mataiti and Lesley Brook

Preparedness for learning is important when acquiring a new practice such as coaching.

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Checking children's teeth for caries

Whanganui tamariki

by Lesley Brook

Nursing students identify ways to strengthen emotional wellbeing and oral health for Whanganui tamariki.

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Waking up

Self-care and sleep

by Lesley Brook

Match schedule density has an effect on referee wellness and sleep.

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Interior of Guild, 145 Stuart Street, Dunedin

Guild of designers

by Shane Gilchrist

A pop-up exhibition of products at Dunedin design store Guild is the culmination of a student project.

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Green matrix

Embedding sustainable business culture

by Venessa Darroll

Venessa Darroll describes her research into embedding sustainability for a New Zealand business.

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Trans and non-binary families

Gender-inclusive health services

by Lesley Brook

Most people who give birth are women - but not all.

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