Otago Polytechnic Research


We are pleased to announce new professorial appointments this year. The new Professors are Liz Ditzel, Jane Venis and Mary Butler, and our new Associate Professors are Jean Ross, Karole Hogarth, Margaret McKenzie-Davidson, Tobias Danielmeier, and Megan Gibbons. Congratulations to them all. For those of you who missed Prof Sally Baddock's inaugural professorial lecture on 6 March, the video recording is now available and can be watched on YouTube.

Enjoy reading this month's research stories.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Engaging with engineers

    A degree apprenticeship model will help solve a New Zealand skills shortage. Read more…
  2. Dark chocolate and cranberry cookies

    Culinary Arts student Madi Hasselman shares a family recipe. Read more…
  3. Fog computing

    How can time-sensitive data be processed most efficiently? Read more…
  4. A blank canvas

    Contemporary art is free to be whatever it wants. Read more…
  5. Engaging readers

    Presbyterian Support Otago has benefited from design input for its publications. Read more…
  6. Technology-enhanced learning

    How might we help students to learn online as well as in the classroom? Read more…
  7. Keeping on adventuring

    Age and disability need not hold back those who want to keep or start travelling. Read more…
  8. Diversity around the table

    Just how diverse are New Zealand listed companies? Read more…
  9. Video: Perceptions of pain

    David Waugh talks in this video about his Master of Applied Science thesis, in which he explored how stress and mental wellbeing affect ... Read more…
  10. Health check

    A group of Nursing students are encouraging men to seek medical advice. Read more…