Otago Polytechnic Research


We would like to invite you to a special presentation of the preliminary results of our Learner Capability research. Andy Kilsby is presenting at the Otago Southland Employers Association on 22 May.  Click here to register (there is a small cost for employers who are not OSEA members). This is one of the events that we are organising or hosting for TechWeek 2019 in late May. You can read about the Learner Capability research and other staff and student research projects in this month's e-magazine.

Congratulations to staff member Stefan Roesch; the short film Milk which he produced with Pennie Hunt was premiered in Dunedin on 11 April. We wish them well securing international film festival screenings. You can read more about it in the Otago Daily Times article.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Emerging fashion

    A temporary exhibition at Dunedin Airport sparks conversations about fashion design. Read more…
  2. Employer priorities

    Preliminary findings from our Learner Capability Framework (LCF) research project are now available. Read more…
  3. Running blind

    Have you heard the one about the runner who suffers an injury and goes to a physiotherapist? Read more…
  4. Engaging with organised sport

    Adult participation in rugby league is as much about the social engagement as enjoyment of the sport itself. Read more…
  5. Old vs new

    How might a modern human-centred design approach in culinary education address some of the weaknesses of the old model? Read more…
  6. Youth mental wellness

    Three novel approaches help address mental health issues amongst young people. Read more…
  7. Funding inequities

    Master of Midwifery student Bronwyn Carpenter investigated the transfer of care from midwives for epidural anaesthesia. Read more…
  8. Negotiating a changing world

    Bridie Lonie’s PhD thesis explored art’s relationship with climate change. Read more…
  9. Celebrating endurance

    A Communication Design student wants to inspire people to spend more time outdoors. Read more…