Otago Polytechnic Research


Earlier this year we were pleased to announce our Excellence in Research awards for 2021. One award went Robert Cloughley, Thomas Lord and Pam McKinlay of the Dunedin School of Art, for their work curating a ceramics exhibition which provided a retrospective of the work of master potter Neil Grant, and publishing a beautiful book about him written by Peter Stupples. You can read more about both the exhibition and book on the Ceramics New Zealand website.

We hope you enjoy reading this month's issue of Relevant Research.

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


  1. Clothing lifecycle

    Consumers should know where they can buy clothing that's not just sustainably made but has a sustainable lifecycle. Read more…
  2. Implementing innovation

    It's not enough to learn new technologies and strategies without also understanding how and when to use them. Read more…
  3. Investigating AI

    How can artificial intelligence be used to improve health outcomes in New Zealand? Read more…
  4. Merc Lady

    Cameron Tillotson describes making the music video which has won Gold for Student Moving Image at the 2021 Best Design awards. Read more…
  5. Simulation in education

    How effective is the use of simulation in occupational therapy education? Read more…
  6. Respect the referee

    Dunedin football and rugby referees should not have to put up with negative sideline behaviour. Read more…
  7. Call Back

    A film project spearheaded by Scott Eady recalls the history of cooperative music venue Chippendale House. Read more…
  8. High BMI in pregnancy

    Midwives are concerned about the current risk-focussed system of maternity care for women with a high BMI. Read more…