Otago Polytechnic Research


Over the last few months we have been developing a statement of our research values, to communicate why and how we do research at Otago Polytechnic. Our researchers are using their expertise to build a better world, contributing to Otago Polytechnic's Vision. We do this by undertaking research that informs programmes and underpins teaching, as well as addressing the needs and issues of communities, professions, and employers.

We undertake research responsibly to enhance the quality of both the research and our researchers’ reputations. Our Otago Polytechnic values of caring, courage, accountability and empowerment undergird our commitment to provide a safe and sustainable research environment. You can read about our research values here.

Enjoy browsing this month's selection of stories about staff and student research.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Dental health

    Children need adults' encouragement to look after their teeth. Read more…
  2. Place of birth

    For well women giving birth for the first time, choosing a tertiary hospital environment increases the likelihood of intervention. Read more…
  3. From theory to practical

    Evaluative research found that students at Dalian Ocean University in China embraced the introduction of project-based laboratory ... Read more…
  4. To Xero or not to Xero

    What factors affect the choice of accounting software? Read more…
  5. Remedying history's neglect

    Artist Anita De Soto pays attention to women's role in society. Read more…
  6. The future of teaching

    Effective facilitation empowers adults to extract their own learning from and through their work. Read more…
  7. Building the future

    How might an existing building better serve the needs of the startup community? Read more…
  8. High finance

    Governance practices in microfinance lending affect institutional financial performance. Read more…
  9. eHeritage

    Virtual reality brings to life again the former public toilets in the Octagon, Dunedin. Read more…