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Otago Polytechnic Research

Relevant Research - January 2022

As well as our usual mix of research stories, we are very pleased to share that we were awarded two Health Research Council grants in 2021. The first grant is to investigate the experience of pregnant trans, non-binary and takatapui users of maternity services in New Zealand. This project will be led by George Parker, formerly of Otago Polytechnic and now with Victoria University of Wellington, who will work with other researchers at Otago Polytechnic and Waikato University.

The second grant, announced just before Christmas, is for Ema Tokolahi in our Occupational Therapy team to work with the Waikato District Health Board. This project will identify research priorities for occupational therapy services in the Waikato.

These are both important projects that will strengthen the delivery of health services in New Zealand, and we are delighted that they have been funded.

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

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I am woman

by Lesley Brook

Kiri Mitchell stakes out turf on behalf of middle-aged women everywhere.

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Crop hands saving sprout

Organisational coaching culture

by Lesley Brook

A bespoke coaching model supports staff to be their best selves.

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Māori research symposium 2020

Restorative justice - Te paremata whakahaumanu

by Lesley Brook

The holistic understanding of a person in Māori culture is a helpful concept for reconciliation. He aroro whaihua te whakamārama torowhānui i te tangata ki te ao Māori hei whakamārire.

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Otago rugby

Join the club

by Lesley Brook

At a time of life transition many young people stop playing sport.

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Virtual classroom

Pivots, pirouettes and practicalities

by Lesley Brook

COVID-19 has significantly affected teaching, teacher education, and research.

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Scene from the game Alchemist's Cottage

Alchemy in the classroom and online

by Lesley Brook

A team of our Communication Design students has designed a new product for game design company Runaway.

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Tablet computer

Tapping into the student voice

by Lesley Brook

Student evaluations should be seen as a partnership that benefits both lecturers and students.

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Forget Me Not

by Lesley Brook

Family members who care for people with Alzheimer's in their own homes would benefit from greater support.

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Still from short film Flag Plant by Jane Venis and Hannah Joynt

Small Measures

by Hannah Joynt and Jane Venis

Jane Venis and Hannah Joynt have added a new focus to their collaborative arts practice.

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