Otago Polytechnic Research


You are invited to a public seminar presented by international artist and activist Hörður Torfason. A musician, actor and ”artivist”, Hörður was the founder, thinker, developer and spokesman for the organisation Raddir fólksins (“People’s voices”) following the 2008 Icelandic financial crisis. As a thinker in the Cutlery revolution and a human-rights campaigner, he has travelled widely around the world and lectured about his methods. This event will be held in Dunedin at 5.30pm on Thursday 11 April.  Please register here if you'd like to attend.

We are bringing Hörður to New Zealand as a keynote speaker at this year's national research symposium for all the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) in New Zealand. We are co-hosting this with Eastern Institute of Technology, to be held in Napier on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 April with the theme of Whanaungatanga Community-Centred Research. We enjoy collaborating with our colleagues on a project like this.

Enjoy this month's research stories.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Taking flight

    Two Otago Polytechnic lecturers have reproduced a design icon. Read more…
  2. Video: Safely mobile

    For her Masters of Occupational Therapy, Keri McMullan explored strategies used by mobile scooter users with vision impairment to keep ... Read more…
  3. Sharing the road

    Cycle road safety is not just the responsibility of motor vehicle drivers. Read more…
  4. Pest problems

    Capable NZ facilitator Mawera Karetai believes we need to improve control of possums and wallabies. Read more…
  5. Ageing well

    Dunedin's older people will benefit from work by our Occupational Therapy students. Read more…
  6. Evidence of learning

    The use of ePortfolios is helping Nursing students manage their learning. Read more…
  7. Attracting events

    How might a business venue attract more events to its premises? Read more…
  8. Successful transitions

    Penelope Kinney's research helps us understand how people can handle significant change successfully. Read more…
  9. "In It Together"

    A new digital publication builds understanding of experiencing cancer. Read more…