Otago Polytechnic Research


This week Otago Polytechnic hosted the research directors from across the Te Pūkenga network of polytechnics and institutes of technology at a face-to-face meeting in Auckland. We are continuing to work more closely together, strengthening the support we can collectively provide for researchers across the country. Increasing awareness of the strengths and expertise of researchers in other locations will help us to build collaborative teams to deliver high quality research that benefits New Zealand.

Enjoy reading this month's selection of recent research by our staff and students, and some summer barbecue advice!

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


  1. Making contact

    Senior Lecturer and artist Andrew Last talks about making a sanitiser bottle pump from pounamu. Read more…
  2. Getting the best from your barbecue

    Senior Lecturer and chef Daniel Pfyl shares his advice. Read more…
  3. Doing, being, becoming and belonging

    Surviving a life threatening illness affects not only activities but also identity. Read more…
  4. Smoky flavours

    Student entrepreneur Jonathan Storm is developing a liquid smoke product for chefs to use. Read more…
  5. Chronic conditions

    Our health care system is not providing optimal care for those with multiple long term health issues. Read more…
  6. Muscle recovery

    A student study explores the benefits of massage for women in sport. Read more…
  7. The 6m cube

    Ecological responsibility and affordability go hand in hand. Read more…
  8. Transition to work

    Volunteering provides people with opportunities to develop capabilities that employers value. Read more…
  9. Critical making

    Last year's iD fashion show moved online, curated by Prof Margo Barton, Dr Jane Malthus and Moira White. Read more…