Otago Polytechnic Research


This month we celebrate the launch of our health discourse blog, which is co-edited by Associate Professors Jean Ross and Lesley Gill. The blog will be exploring the physical, mental, social and spiritual dimensions of health and wellbeing (Te Whare Tapa Whā) within the framework of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Please check out the blog and take the opportunity to engage by adding comments, sharing content, and subscribing to updates. Do let the editors know if you'd like to write a post too. We look forward to your contributions to the discussion.

We hope you also enjoy reading this month's research stories from our staff and students.

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


  1. Sleeping like a baby?

    Sensitive infants in particular seem to be less likely to sleep well. Read more…
  2. Cat café

    In the continual development of commercial online games there is room for a student's contributions. Read more…
  3. The Complete Entanglement of Everything

    The Anthropocene is here, and artworks may help us feel, understand and deal with it. Read more…
  4. Immersive recovery

    It's not just the treatment; the hospital environment can also aid recovery. Read more…
  5. Weight discrimination

    Weight-based decisions in health systems are unjustly disadvantaging higher weight people during COVID-19. Read more…
  6. Greet and eat

    A multi-use dish exemplifies a human-centred approach to food product and service design. Read more…
  7. Experiential learning

    An appreciation for how different strategies contribute to learning is starting to increase autonomous learning beyond the classroom. Read more…
  8. Avalanche!

    Analysing a snow slope quickly and easily can help to identify and reduce exposure to avalanche risk. Read more…
  9. Choosing a cleaner

    Digital marketing strategies are an essential part of a company's marketing plan. Read more…