Otago Polytechnic


Research stories

Our researchers are using their expertise to make a better world.

We support and encourage applied research which informs and underpins teaching as well as addressing the needs and issues of communities, professions, and employers. We welcome use of our research by all for whom it is relevant.


The Body Political

Tracy Kennedy, Simon Swale and Cyndy McKenzie

Emerging fashion

Margo Barton and Caro McCaw

Flight of fancy

Gavin O'Brien and Hannah Joynt


Machiko Niimi and Meg Brasell-Jones

Coastal housing

Tobias Danielmeier, Col Fay and Chris Fersterer

Digital disruption

Tania Allan-Ross and Tracy Kennedy