Latest news from the College of Health

Massey projects funded to unlock curious minds
Five Massey projects have been awarded more than $350,000 to help children explore biomechanics, air quality, Māori participation in science,...
International study: Older Kiwis are heavy drinkers
A new report released by the Health Promotion Agency shows that older New Zealanders are drinking more often and in a more harmful manner than older...
Science Teaching Leadership Programme a “chance of a lifetime”
The Science Teaching Leadership Programme, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has inspired and motivated teachers to get...
Nutrition student awarded Claude McCarthy Fellowship
Nutritional sciences PhD student Hajar Mazahery has been awarded the Claude McCarthy Fellowship, funding a trip to Spain for the Vitamin D Workshop.
Social work student relishes rare opportunity in Thailand
Bachelor of Social Work student Courtney Cray was one of more than 900 students from around the globe at the 8th University Scholar Leadership...
Opinion: The changing tide of the HIV/AIDS epidemic
In the last year we have witnessed a record number of new HIV diagnoses in New Zealand and no institutional or community effort seemed effective in...
Ambassadors gain insights into Pacific regional security
Ambassadors and senior diplomats from Europe and Israel visited Massey University's Wellington campus for roundtable discussions on security matters...
Rugby: Cultural identity influences motivation and style of play
The cultural identity of individual rugby players in a team changes the way the team plays, according to a new Massey University study.
Exploring the changing Sāmoan self
Pastoral counselling is one of the most important roles for ministers in Sāmoa, but a rise of individualism has contributed to a concept...
Rethinking health care for long-term illnesses
It is not uncommon for people suffering from long-term health conditions to be affected by more than one serious illness.

Hot topics in the media

Massey University's health experts are often sought out for their expertise and opinions on topical issues. Here are the latest interviews and commentary in the news.

Drinking habits

Dr Andy Towers was quoted extensively in the media about an international study comparing the drinking habits of New Zealander’s aged over 50. The study found older Kiwis are among the heaviest drinkers. Dr Towers was quoted in the New Zealand Herald, and interviewed live on Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. 

Summer heat

The New Zealand Herald/Otago Daily Times published an article how the early summer heat affects us, including impacting our sleep. The article quoted Dr Karyn O’Keeffe from the Sleep/Wake Research Centre.

Wastewater testing 

The New Zealand Herald/Bay of Plenty Times published an article on a Massey University study which is testing the wastewater in Tauranga, to investigate the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. The article quoted lead researcher Associate Professor Chris Wilkins.














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