2018 News

  • Forensic psychology students share latest research

    Last month, students from Victoria University of Wellington’s Forensic Psychology Master’s and PhD programmes came together to hold the Forensic Psychology Student Annual Conference.

  • Dr Mima Kurian, wearing safety glasses and a blue glove, holds up a small piece of shell with a pair of tweezers. She is standing next to a microscope. There is a bench with lab equipment and windows in the background.

    Paua shells inspire bone implant research

    Victoria University of Wellington research has brought to life the possibility of creating 3D printed bone-like materials using a biomineralisation process inspired by paua shells.

  • A profile image of Evan Brenton-Rule looking off past the camera, smiling. Behind him are storage boxes and the top of a microscope.

    Study puts management of pests to the test

    Victoria University of Wellington research into some of New Zealand’s introduced pests has revealed the complexity of managing disease amongst species.

  • Yen Lim, Campbell Brown and Rob Kern sit next to each other on a sofa, with a brick wall, company logo and words 'PredictHQ' behind them.

    The path less mapped

    Victoria University of Wellington alumnus and tech entrepreneur Campbell Brown has followed lots of career twists and turns along the path to San Francisco and his latest venture, PredictHQ. He credits his current success to being open to opportunities and having relentless determination and a willingness to take risks.

  • Hikurangi Bioatives students and supervisors from left to right – Storm Blockley-Powell (MSc student), Dr Rob Keyzers (School of Chemical and Physical Sciences), Dr Andrew Munkacsi (School of Biological Sciences), Tia Haira (MSc student), and Lucie Thyne (MSc student).

    Research collaboration turns native plants into bioactives

    A research collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington scientists and Ruatōria-based social enterprise Hikurangi Bioactives Limited Partnership (HBLP) is helping develop natural products based on kānuka and other native plants.

  • Helen Clark and three others stand next to a kitchenette, chatting and holding coffee cups.

    Helen Clark’s visit sparks discussion on the future of glaciers

    Victoria University of Wellington's Antarctic Research Centre was delighted to host former Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Helen Clark earlier this year to share details of key research projects seeking to better understand the impact climate change is having in New Zealand.