Showcase research projects

Centring Culture in Public Engagement on Climate Change
The Deep South, National Science Challenge

Co-Principal Investigator - Professor Debashish Munshi (School of Management and Marketing)

This project aims to engage with a wide range of New Zealanders about how we can all better prepare for the future impacts of climate change.  This two-year research project will also explore how people's own cultural values shape and influence their adaptation strategies to the new realities of climate change.

A particular focus of the project is on identifying risks climate change poses to the tourism sector and how all those involved with tourism can manage risks to the sector. The project also undertakes significant practical engagement by involving businesses and communities in deliberation on the best ways to address the shared challenges they face with climate change

He Pikinga Waiora
Healthier Lives, National Science Challenge

Principal Investigator - Professor John Oetzel (School of Management and Marketing)

The He Pikinga Waiora team is working with Maori health providers to develop two innovative interventions following the He Pikinga Implementation Framework.  Both interventions address pre-diabetes along with related conditions such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.

The team aims to develop communication and engagement strategies that improve the uptake and implementation of prevention and treatment programmes, with the aim of providing patient-centred, culturally effective care and interventions within culturally diverse health care settings.

View video where Professor John Oeztel introduces the research project.