Otago Polytechnic Research


As another year winds up we are grateful that our research has been able to continue this year despite the pandemic. Online conferences have become a new normal although we miss valuable face-to-face interactions and collaborations with our international colleagues.

We are already planning for 2022, so if you would like to partner with our staff or students, whether on a new project or making good use of research we've already undertaken, we'd love to hear from you.

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


  1. Reducing social isolation

    Step by step instructions will help isolated older people to stay connected online. Read more…
  2. Tong's Takeaways

    Victoria Tong pays homage to earlier generations of her family. Read more…
  3. Learning in lockdown

    Online learning provides opportunities for creative interaction with effective use of technologies. Read more…
  4. Sound travels

    Performances in this transportable venue would combine the magic of music with modern architecture. Read more…
  5. The run down

    The referees, as well as the players, need to be fit for the demands of elite rugby. Read more…
  6. Automated irrigation

    One of our Auckland-based IT students has designed a device for plant care. Read more…
  7. Chasing dreams

    Dunedin Dream Brokerage brought art to the suburbs during lockdown in 2020. Read more…
  8. New pathways to achievement

    A new book by Heather Carpenter and Glenys Ker explores the facilitation of independent learning in tertiary education, and the new ... Read more…
  9. Cricket experience

    A new programme will provide a taster of cricket for young people new to the game. Read more…
  10. Carbon capture

    Marion Wassenaar's artworks highlight the fragility of carbon-based life and lifestyles. Read more…