Otago Polytechnic Research


Welcome to this month's selection of research by our staff and students. 

Our warm congratulations to Émilie Crossley, who has been awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Émilie intends to research tourist experiences and their expression on social media during her time in Japan. We wish Émilie all the best with the process of obtaining a visa and arranging travel to Japan in order to take up the Fellowship later this year, made more difficult due to COVID 19 travel restrictions. You can read about recent research by Émilie in this issue.

Recently we produced a short video highlighting the range of postgraduate study options available at Otago Polytechnic. We offer research degrees in seven disciplines, including a Doctorate of Professional Practice. We welcome enquiries for postgraduate study.

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


  1. Lift up the anchor - Hūtia Te Punga

    Systems-level change will improve the educational experience and outcomes for Māori learners. Mā te rerekē ā-whakahaereka ka whakapiki ... Read more…
  2. What does the customer say?

    Artificial Intelligence could help supermarkets to receive and process customer feedback. Read more…
  3. Ecological grief

    Post COVID-19 tourists may seek reassurance that their trips are good for the environment. Read more…
  4. Waste not, want not

    Food events provide an opportunity to reduce the volume of single use packaging going to landfill. Read more…
  5. Out and about

    Knowing where to walk is a step in the right direction. Read more…
  6. Creative assessment

    Improving consistency and introducing creativity to assessment has provided a valuable learning opportunity. Read more…
  7. Communication is king

    Communication to and between employees is critical for improved workplace performance. Read more…
  8. Timelessness Unboxing

    An art installation encourages us to consider our distance from nature and the terms on which we engage with it. Read more…