Faculty News

Pregnant women sought to test new app 5th April 2017

Pregnancy is a time of continuous change – not just physical, but social and emotional.

The importance of sleep for young minds 13th March 2017

Watching your baby sleep peacefully is one of the joys of becoming a parent. But have you ever wondered what is happening in this little sleepy head’s mind?

Singing for the Kokako’s successful return 10th March 2017

Dame Malvina Major and several Waikato rising stars put on a song-filled evening for Kokako enthusiasts earlier this week.

Waikato student grand winner at National Concerto 50th Competition 7th March 2017

Music student Matthias Balzat was awarded the top instrumental place and overall grand winner at this year’s New Zealand National Concerto Competition.

Scholarship takes student from Waikato to Japan 1st March 2017

A dream of studying abroad in Japan has become a reality for BA student Liam Wright who was recently awarded a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA).

Starring in a new adventure TV show 22nd February 2017

Completing adrenaline-filled activities all over New Zealand is something that FASS student Rereahu Collier has been doing for the past few months.

Introducing the new app for pregnant women 15th February 2017

A team from the School of Psychology has been working for the last three years to develop ‘Positively Pregnant’ – an app for pregnant women.

Social perception in mild cognitive impairment 14th February 2017

PhD student Sandhya Fernandez is conducting research that looks at people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and how they communicate.

Research exposes restriction of healthcare investment in West Africa 17th January 2017

A recent study, led by Dr Thomas Stubbs, shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the IMF as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical ‘brain drain’ in developing West African nations.

Learning the art of taonga pūoro 16th January 2017

The traditions and performance techniques of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) will be taught through two courses this year.

Making his mark in the field of environmental politics 12th December 2016

Timothy McGiven has been awarded the 2016 Environmental Politics and Policy Network (EPPN) prize for the best postgraduate paper in the field of environmental politics.

Berlin recording for Waikato composer 30th November 2016

A composition by the Conservatorium of Music's Associate Professor Martin Lodge will be recorded in Berlin in December.

Researching the needs of transgender people 20th October 2016

Psychology lecturer Dr Jaimie Veale is researching the inequities transgender people face in their health and wellbeing.

Waikato University composer partners with medical technology 19th October 2016

Composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge is leading a team that has created an interactive music installation as part of New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase open to the public.

Discussing fiction with Elizabeth Knox 28th September 2016

Fiction as blender and centrifuge, as the weather inside the house, as maelstrom and wormhole – what we hope it can do to and for us and where it can take us, forms the theme behind this year’s Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture.

The Pokémon Go craze: What does it say about society? 20th September 2016

For digital gaming experts, the success of Pokémon Go probably came as no surprise. But for the rest of us, we’ve found the appeal of the phenomenon overwhelming – strange even.

New head of voice with loads of experience 16th September 2016

New Head of Voice, Stephanie Acraman, says classical training provides an excellent grounding for anyone wanting a musical career on the stage.

Kapa haka and opera combine for new music production 15th September 2016

Opera and kapa haka will come together in a new music drama from acclaimed New Zealand writer Witi Ihimaera.

Transgender youth as likely to get pregnant as other adolescents 9th September 2016

Sexually active transgender youth have pregnancy rates similar to their non-transgender peers ‒ dispelling the notion that trans youth aren’t at risk for pregnancy, according to new research led by Dr Jaimie Veale.

New course for budding opera stars 5th September 2016

Singers keen to have an international career in opera will be able to refine their vocal skills and learn techniques for career survival in a new course being offered by the Conservatorium of Music.