University of Waikato Fulbright Scholar to study how kava can be used to reduce PTSD
Kava could be used as an alternative to mainstream medicines in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among military, police, fire and ambulance officers, if a new study by a University of Waikato researcher is successful.
New study shows inequality in vaccine rollout for Māori and at risk communities
New Zealand’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has failed Māori and at-risk communities as health officials relied on current health services, regardless of their already inequitable distribution, says a new study.
Researchers address inequities in diabetes treatment for Māori and Pacific people
University of Waikato researchers are undertaking a pivotal study into the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes as they try to improve health system factors that can lead to better prescribing of medication for Māori and Pacific patients.
University of Waikato researchers to lead seaweed farming trials in Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty
University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot.
Toihuarewa – Waimāori Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science appointment confirmed
Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council and the University of Waikato have appointed Dr Deniz Özkundakci to the position of Toihuarewa – Waimāori Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Fresh Water Science.
Roadmap launched to grow NZ’s robotics industry
With robotics and automation set to replace 46 percent of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector that currently employs around 3200 people and generates $1 billion in annual revenue.
Pacific women lag behind in access to breast cancer care and treatment
The cost of breast cancer treatment is increasing as results continue to vary between Pacific and non-Pacific women, two studies have found.
Marsden funds to help tackle challenges from climate change to teaching our history
University of Waikato researchers are leading a series of new projects from studying how our soils can help combat climate change, to designing how to better teach Māori history as part of Aotearoa’s new curriculum reset, all supported by the Royal Society’s Marsden Fund.
New study to look at how women have coped during the pandemic
How New Zealand women have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the strategies they have devised to cope will be researched in a new project led by the University of Waikato.
Waikato climate researchers develop device sold to universities around the world
Waikato researchers unlocking keys to climate change hidden in the drip water from inside New Zealand’s deepest caves, have developed a new device being used by researchers around the world.
New research shows link between conversion practices and negative mental health for trans and non-binary people
New findings published from a national survey led by University of Waikato researchers has found that trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand who have experienced gender identity conversion practices are more likely have worse mental health.
New research shows how Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes
How have Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes? It’s a question that 111 researchers from over 60 countries, including New Zealand, have sought to answer in the largest international study of its kind.