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Relevant Research - March 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointments of new Professors and Associate Professors at Otago Polytechnic. Our new Professors are Jean Ross, previously an Associate Professor, and Yvonne Thomas, in Nursing and Occupational Therapy respectively. Francesca Brown, Glenys Ker, Hayden Croft, Kelli Te Maihāroa, Phil Handcock and Suzanne Miller Adrian Woodhouseare now Associate Professors. Congratulations to them all.

Later this year we'll invite you to inaugural professorial lectures for Jean and Yvonne and for Jo Kirkwood who was appointed late last year. Meanwhile, enjoy reading the selection of staff and student research stories in this month's issue of our e-magazine.

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

Contents

Design by Rosette Hailes-Paku

Trend-setters at work

by Lesley Brook

A study shows that our graduate fashion designers are disrupting the status quo in the fashion industry.

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Fabric work by Alice Jones. Photograph

Fairy Tales (The Dark Side)

by Alice Jones

In her Master of Visual Arts research, Alice Jones presents a modern interpretation of two fairy tales.

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Design for Leslie Groves dementia day care facility

With purpose in mind

by Lesley Brook

An existing site inspired two different designs for a purpose-built building.

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Otago Polytechnic staff

PD preferences

by Lesley Brook

Tertiary teaching staff's preferred modes of delivery of professional development opportunities change as they become more experienced.

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One of Trade Aid's many makers

Trade Aid

by Lesley Brook

Our Design students have been helping those who are themselves helping others.

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Testing gamification of hand sanitization

Gamification of hygiene

by Lesley Brook

Can we save lives lost in hospitals around the world due to infections, by offering healthcare workers prizes to use hand sanitizer?

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Jogger

Counting the beat

by Lesley Brook

The development of a new app will enable runners to match their running cadence to the beats-per-minute of popular music.

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Bishop's Castle from the hills 

Kindness in the community

by Lesley Brook

A small community in the United Kingdom is showing consideration for its residents' mental health.

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Trades students

Transferable capabilities

by Lesley Brook

Employers need authentic evidence of potential employees' transferable capabilities.

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