Research at the College of Health

Research sits at the heart of Massey University’s College of Health. It informs and leads our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. It also connects us with key partners who seek out our experts to develop knowledge and products to assist New Zealand in enjoying a healthier and more prosperous future.

Senior staff and researchers housed in the College of Health focus on a broad range of interrelated health research themes. At the highly individual biomolecular level, our researchers investigate how specific foods or nutrients improve the way energy is used in every cell of our body. They also look at how the brain is supported for smarter and sharper functioning.

At the other extreme, Massey researchers are looking at the factors that affect community health, such as housing, poverty and working conditions, and how social structures support our health.

We are advising the World Health Organisation and the New Zealand Government on drug and alcohol policy. We also have world-leading experts in public, Māori and indigenous health.


As a student, you can expect to learn from some of New Zealand’s leading experts in the areas of food and nutrition, rehabilitation, public health, dietetics and nursing.


Massey partners with industry groups, policy makers, businesses and funding agencies to develop relevant research in the areas of health protection, illness prevention and the promotion of good health.

Public clinics

As a member of the public, you could benefit from one of our clinics.

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