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.


Precious package

Chris Fersterer and Lynn Taylor

Emerging fashion

Margo Barton and Caro McCaw

Coastal housing

Tobias Danielmeier, Col Fay and Chris Fersterer

The Body Political

Tracy Kennedy, Simon Swale and Cyndy McKenzie

Flight of fancy

Gavin O'Brien and Hannah Joynt

Digital disruption

Tania Allan-Ross and Tracy Kennedy


Machiko Niimi and Meg Brasell-Jones