Otago Polytechnic Research


Congratulations to Associate Professor Linda Robertson, who has been awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the Queen's Birthday honours' list. This award is for Linda's services to occupational therapy and seniors. 

Enjoy this month's issue of our e-magazine with our usual mix of staff and student research stories. It is our hope that each of our readers will find something that is not only of interest but also relevant to their professional or personal life.

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


  1. A breath of fresh air

    Local people have developed a solution to help treat COVID-19 patients. Read more…
  2. Rural connections

    Nursing student Sian Sunckell investigated how telehealth might reduce inequities in access to health services. Read more…
  3. Visual politics of COVID-19

    Prof Leoni Schmidt reflects on how and why artists are responding to the pandemic. Read more…
  4. Rocketing away

    A multi-purpose piece of furniture for children is built to last. Read more…
  5. Minds matter

    Physical activity is not just good for your body, it helps your mind too. Read more…
  6. Gaming gravity

    What if you could control gravity in your online world? Read more…
  7. Let's get physical

    Even health professionals need to increase their levels of physical activity. Read more…
  8. Leading remotely

    Team leaders have to adapt as they, and their team members, work more from home. Read more…