Otago Polytechnic Research


Like you we have been planning for this year, with a full schedule of public research events already in the diary. We are pleased to be celebrating Sally Baddock's professorial appointment with a free event on 6 March at 5.30pm. You can read more about Sally's work below. All are welcome to attend; please register online here.

Now is a great time to get in touch with us about working with our students or staff this year. These stories give you some idea of what they do and how they might be able to help you. This month we have also included a video profiling one of our Masters graduates.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. On time and on budget

    Nilmini Thilakarathna wants to reduce waste in the construction industry. Read more…
  2. Video: A four-footed friend

    Kiritapu Murray's research for her Masters of Professional Practice related to her work as a counsellor using animal therapy. Read more…
  3. Building community engagement

    Occupational therapy students have helped the new Green Island Shed engage local children. Read more…
  4. Breastfeeding behaviours

    Many babies are not exclusively breastfed for as long as recommended for their health. Read more…
  5. A field of his own

    One of our Product Design students has helped the University of Otago to test a health treatment innovation. Read more…
  6. Improving community wellbeing

    A new model provides structure for student community projects. Read more…
  7. More Trees Please

    Our students organised an event for volunteers to get outdoors and improve the local environment. Read more…
  8. Shaping the future

    Prof Samuel Mann is hopeful about the future and how computing can help. Read more…
  9. Managing anxiety

    Children are increasingly suffering from anxiety, but help is at hand. Read more…