Otago Polytechnic Research


This year seems to be racing to a close but we still have important events on our research calendar. This week we held our annual Professional Practice symposium, and this year's student research will be shown in November, including:

  • the Design students' showcase in the Hub 17-19 November, 10am to 3pm; and 
  • the Art students' exhibition at the Dunedin School of Art on 20 November and 22 November, 10am-4pm.

Then our annual publications launch is on 13 December. Our journal and book editors and their teams are working hard currently to get the publications across the line this year.

We hope you enjoy reading this month's stories of selected research by our staff and students.

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


  1. Read all about it

    David Rozado reports on recent language usage trends in US news media. Read more…
  2. "I did iD"

    Teams of students from several different study areas supported this year's iD Fashion Week. Read more…
  3. Learning teaching

    A new teacher's personal experiences of learning can influence their teaching practice. Read more…
  4. School support for SDGs

    Dunedin secondary schools are teaching the Sustainable Development Goals, but not necessarily explicitly or consistently. Read more…
  5. Connectivity / Reciprocity

    Meg Brasell-Jones reflects on her artistic contribution to the Art and Earth exhibition. Read more…
  6. Enabling exercise outdoors

    Students Ella Sanderson and Angus Lewry are a finalist in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2021. Read more…
  7. Use your loaf

    Tackling food waste at a systemic level needs a design-thinking approach. Read more…
  8. Don't worry, be happy

    Ed Hanfling reviews a controversial 1995 artwork that remains challenging today. Read more…