Otago Polytechnic Research


On 21 August we are looking forward to celebrating Jane Venis' appointment as a Professor. You are welcome to join us at this very special event. Find out more and register your attendance online here.

Enjoy reading this month's selection of stories about staff and student research at Otago Polytechnic, including a story about Jane's recent collaborative work with Hannah Joynt.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Jamming and drawing

    Jane Venis and Hannah Joynt have developed collaborative performances. Read more…
  2. Building self-confidence

    Activities in schools can help increase children's satisfaction with their own performance. Read more…
  3. Their future is now

    One of our students has helped communicate a vision for Dunedin's youth. Read more…
  4. Family violence

    It's OK to seek help. Read more…
  5. Health education through games

    Computer games can help young people learn how to look after their health. Read more…
  6. Want to be an All Black?

    It helps to be born at the start of the year. Read more…
  7. Flight time

    Electrostatic forces might help improve aeroplane fuel performance. Read more…
  8. A professional win/win

    It's not just the students who benefit from their placements with practising midwives, according to research by Senior Lecturer Emma Bilous. Read more…
  9. Reducing food waste

    One of our students has been working on kitchen strategies with Dunedin Casino. Read more…