Student research

Read about some of the ways our students are getting involved in research and creating new knowledge.

Luke Stevenson in lab

Fighting superbugs

As the world is being warned about a post-antibiotic era, Luke Stevenson is digging in to discover new antibiotics from bacteria that live in New Zealand soil

Julia Loepelt with Kaka

Can you teach an old parrot new tricks?

Age may be just a number, but according to research on kākā by Victoria PhD candidate Julia Loepelt, older doesn’t necessarily mean wiser.

AuramerBio group

AuramerBio makes diagnosis easier, faster and smarter

AuramerBio is a medical diagnostics company set to revolutionise the way medical professionals diagnose and monitor the health of their patients.

Franck Natali and team with the MBE system

Building electronics atom by atom

The Spintronics group at Victoria is at the cutting edge of device fabrication, building electronics atom by atom that will be used throughout the world.

Jesse-Lee Dimech

Victoria PhD graduate shoots for the moon

Almost 50 years after the first seismometer was placed on the moon, Jesse Dimech is heading to NASA to take up a post-doctoral role to investigate moonquakes.

Roy Costilla points at his research poster

Improved policymaking one data set at a time

From poor to excellent, how would you rate your health last year?

James Nash on soccer field

Statistics to change the game

For those wanting to predict their favourite player’s success, or make sense of team selection in sports, understanding the statistics off the field is crucial.

Emma Tennant with sound recording on computer

Helping Victim Support to better support victims

Our lives are made up of the interactions we have with others. Emma Tennent analyses these interactions to see how we make sense of the world through language.

Ben Higgs

Research adds new perspective to underwater measurements

Ben Higgs’s spent six weeks on a NIWA research vessel to investigate a recently discovered underwater field of methane seeps off the coast of Gisborne.

Frankie Gaston

Are Kiwi kids getting their rights all wrong?

“You have the right to remain silent.”