Otago Polytechnic Research


We hope you enjoy reading the variety of stories about staff and student research at Otago Polytechnic in this issue of our magazine.

This month we also invite you to browse the proceedings of the 2019 ITP Research Symposium which have been jointly published online by Otago Polytechnic and Eastern Institute of Technology. These abstracts for oral presentations, artworks and posters provide a snapshot of research at Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics throughout New Zealand.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. The play's the thing

    Our Communication Design students helped to promote the Globe Theatre's production of Richard II. Read more…
  2. The more things change....

    Alexa Forbes considers how environmental and technological changes disrupt business as usual. Read more…
  3. But what about me?

    Who's likely to object to the Living Wage movement and why? Read more…
  4. Health vs appearance?

    Our researchers have been exploring the relationship between exercise and body image. Read more…
  5. Volunteers please!

    What are the obstacles to extending the hours of emergence service availability? Read more…
  6. Taking possession

    Artist David Green questions our subjugation of nature. Read more…
  7. Data-driven decision-making

    How might we benefit from analysis of large volumes of data? Read more…
  8. Understanding Māori health disparities

    A chapter in an important textbook helps ensure health professionals understand the health issues of Māori. Read more…
  9. Nursing in Rural Aotearoa

    Associate Professor Jean Ross and Lecturer Josie Crawley have produced a book of rural nurses' stories. Here is an extract from one of them. Read more…