Research news and commentary

Keep up to date with the latest discoveries and research developments and opinions from Victoria University of Wellington.

    The medicinal cannabis conundrum

    Dr Denise Taylor from Victoria University of Wellington's Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health weighs the evidence for legalisation.

    A sticky mess for consumer confidence

    Associate Professor Samuel Becher, Dr Hongzhi Gao and Dr Jessica C. Lai from Victoria Business School consider the consequences of Australia's fake honey scandal.

    Ivor Montagu: aristocrat, filmmaker, spy

    Adjunct Associate Professor Russell Campbell from Victoria University of Wellington's film programme has written the biography of a remarkable twentieth-century Briton who surrendered his intellectual and moral integrity to Soviet Communism.

    University excels in research grants round

    Victoria University of Wellington has confirmed its place in the front row of research, with more projects supported than any of the 20-plus other institutions in the 2018 round of New Zealand's largest contestable research fund.

    Te Kawa a Maui pukenga, Dr Awanui Te Huia

    Biculturalism starts in the classroom

    Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori (the language is the heart and soul of the mana of Māoridom)Biculturalism is an often-repeated word, but what does it take to make this a reality in Aotearoa New Zealand?

    Austerity – a cautionary tale

    Dr Geoff Bertram, a Senior Associate in Victoria University of Wellington's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, explains why the Cook Islands still needs overseas aid, and what New Zealand could do to ensure it doesn't.

    Flatting in retirement

    PhD candidate Fatemeh Yavari and Professorial Research Fellow Brenda Vale from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Architecture look at how to provide suitable and affordable housing for ageing people.

    Memories are made of this

    Family stories enrich and deepen our understanding of earlier generations, writes Associate Professor Anna Green from Victoria University of Wellington's Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies.