Otago Polytechnic Research


Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed a restorative break from your usual activities, which we all needed after a stressful 2020. We thank all our researchers and collaborators for their effort and results last year.

This year we are looking forward to continuing to implement the Otago Polytechnic vision, "Our People Make a Better World." We do this through existing and new partnerships with the professions, businesses and other organisations in our community as well as by communicating what we are doing in a variety of media. We welcome your suggestions and ideas for new projects, new collaborations, and new ways of using our research to benefit our world.

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


  1. Lines from within

    "There are many ways to journey" says Rachel Dibble. Read more…
  2. Do no harm

    Helping businesses stay safe is a growing but competitive market. Read more…
  3. Personalised travel

    A new electric vehicle design is under development in a complex staff/student applied research project. Read more…
  4. Next door down

    A balance of private and shared spaces encourages extended family living. Read more…
  5. Identity politics

    Who are we and where do we belong? How do we know? Read more…
  6. Head for heights

    Video-based learning can help students acquire skills so they can move more quickly into practical work. Read more…
  7. Crime risk

    Three Information Technology students have been mapping crime types, times and locations. Read more…
  8. Dinosaur rEvolution

    Options for engagement add to the museum exhibition experience. Read more…
  9. Workplace harassment

    A new questionnaire enables health professional students to disclose inappropriate behaviours they may be subjected to in the workplace. Read more…