Otago Polytechnic Research


This month our selected research stories include Shaun Tahau's Master of Professional Practice research. Shaun is our Tumuaki Whakawhanake/ Director Māori Capability, and he created a slice of history - our first-ever learner to complete postgraduate study fully in te reo Māori. Congratulations Shaun!

We are looking forward to Professor Jean Ross' Inaugural Professorial Lecture on 20 July. Jean's topic is Collaborating with Communities: Communities Collaborating with Global-Local Impact. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

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


  1. Data driven coaching

    How might coaches for elite sports teams make best use of the wealth of data available? Read more…
  2. Kei te pai

    A Māori language strategy will encourage learners, staff and visitors to Otago Polytechnic to use te reo Māori. Mā tētahi rautaki reo ... Read more…
  3. Pine Project packaging

    A pest species could provide an economic opportunity. Read more…
  4. The art of delegation

    Vet Nursing Assistants need to be effectively integrated into veterinary practice. Read more…
  5. Peristaltic pump

    A new open source design with readily available components will make it much cheaper to build a peristaltic pump. Read more…
  6. Moving project-based learning online

    Our lecturers have found ways for students unable to travel to New Zealand to nevertheless successfully complete their qualifications. Read more…
  7. Loss Legacy

    Te Ra Awatea Kemp, a Bachelor of Visual Arts student, memorialises her great grandmother in this artwork. Read more…
  8. Grow your own

    Having a vegetable garden has health and social benefits. Read more…
  9. Testing under pressure

    Our Engineering staff have tested the performance under pressure of a proposed new plastic cover. Read more…