Otago Polytechnic Research


We would like to invite you to another inaugural professorial lecture, this time honouring our colleague Professor Liz Ditzel. Liz will speak about changes in nursing education at this free event on Tuesday 12 November. Click here to find out more and register. You can read an example of Liz's recent research in this month's issue.

In our March issue this year we included a story about Kennedy Barnes' digital magazine "In It Together" to support teenagers with cancer. Kennedy's project has won her the Student Public Good category in the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards 2019. The Best Design Awards are an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, interactive and motion design. Congratulations Kennedy!

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


  1. The Body Political

    Objects worn on the body can function as social tools. Read more…
  2. Help is at hand

    Adolescent mental health in rural areas is a multi-faceted issue. Read more…
  3. Work environment matters

    Flexibility, communication and security are important to airline industry employees. Read more…
  4. Appreciating our town belt

    Dunedin's town belt is a significant green asset but probably under-utilised. Read more…
  5. Moving well

    Simon Body investigates how to overcome physical limitations. Read more…
  6. Craftivism

    Stella Lange would like to see people develop a more respectful and long-standing relationship with our belongings. Read more…
  7. Customer and volunteer management

    Not-for-profits can benefit from applying business management principles. Read more…
  8. Now you see it

    Augmented Reality provides a new opportunity for education through simulation. Read more…
  9. Supporting choices

    Providing support needs to be done in a way that empowers those receiving support. Read more…