Otago Polytechnic Research


Welcome to this month's issue of staff and student research stories. Many of these stories give examples of how our students are simultaneously learning and working with communities, organisations and individuals to contribute to our Vision, making the world a better place. This month we thought you might also be interested to read about the well-deserved recognition given to a project by our first year Design students during lockdown last year.

We invite you to join us for the first of this year's professorial lectures, on Tuesday 22 June. Associate Professor Lesley Gill is speaking on the topic "Exploring practical perspectives of emotional intelligence: Harnessing the power within". Click here for more details and to register if you would like to come.

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


  1. Paws for thought

    Veterinary clinics are in a position to help identify cases of family violence. Read more…
  2. It's a small world

    Even during COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, our Nursing students could help address global health issues. Read more…
  3. Lockdown Zines

    A group of Otago Polytechnic Design learners have had their Covid-related work acknowledged in Kātoitoi, the Aotearoa Design Archive. Read more…
  4. Making connections

    Increased collaboration would strengthen the Computing and Information Technology research community. Read more…
  5. Asset management

    A new scorecard assessment system will help a local club manage replacement of its assets. Read more…
  6. Six Days of Pain

    Megan Griffiths reflects on the inspiration for works she produced for her Master of Fine Arts. Read more…
  7. Who's the expert?

    Both student learning and counselling clients will benefit from research into counselling education. Read more…
  8. Making his mark

    There are many ways to remove painted markings from asphalt, but they are not equally effective. Read more…
  9. Construction project co-design

    A recent study demonstrates when and why a construction contractor might be involved in project design. Read more…
  10. Eating outdoors

    A new design for a portable grill accommodates different dietary preferences. Read more…