Otago Polytechnic Research


Congratulations to Thomas Lord whose photobook Screams Like Home was one of the 10 finalists in the Aotearoa Photobook Awards 2022. Thomas used to live in Japan, and took the photographs in the book during a trip back to reconnect and recapture his sense of place. Screams Like Home has been exhibited in Melbourne this year and is currently touring as part of an international exhibition.

You can read about Thomas's more recent work amongst other research by our staff and students in this issue.

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


  1. Moving learning from the kitchen to the computer

    Culinary Arts students' project-based learning shifted focus to encompass redesigning the delivery of food. Read more…
  2. Super Sport Sunday

    This series of detailed black and white photographs presents an insider’s view of secret places in Ōtepoti/Dunedin. Read more…
  3. Exercise experiences

    Cancer patients and survivors report a range of benefits for their wellbeing from engaging in physical activity. Read more…
  4. The Politics of Design

    In this edited extract from the Introduction to their book, Federico Freschi, Jane Venis and Farieda Nazier reflect on the role of ... Read more…
  5. Shine on

    Encouragement to seek help with their mental health may be just what some young men need. Read more…
  6. A reel good job

    A new reel design would reduce the time and energy required to erect and remove temporary electric fences. Read more…
  7. How do runners choose their footwear?

    It's not all about brand and comfort - but there is still a need for further research into how footwear choice might help prevent injury. Read more…
  8. Kaituna wetland

    An Architectural Studies learner wins an architectural award for her wetland vision. Read more…