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Research impact case studies

We strive for high quality research that changes the world.

Our researchers are improving people’s health, changing local and central government policies, contributing to best practice guidelines, creating spin-off companies to commercialise discoveries, and building capability by training the next generation of scientists.

By forming meaningful relationships with stakeholders, creating strong networks with other researchers and being advocates for policy change we are achieving success for our communities.

Read how researchers are generating benefits including health, societal, cultural, economic or environmental factors at the individual, whānau and community level.

Download the pdf of the eight case studies:

Impacts of Research (PDF)

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The New Zealand Drivers Study

Otago Medical School

Driving policy change

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He Kainga Oranga, Housing and Health

University of Otago, Wellington

Improving health outcomes through housing policy change

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Peter Fineran

School of Biomedical Sciences

World-leading research in phage and CRISPR-Cas systems

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Peter Mace

School of Biomedical Sciences

One step closer to cancer treatment

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Pauline Norris

School of Pharmacy

Creating knowledge for change in medicines policy

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Christchurch Heart Institute

University of Otago, Christchurch

Cardiac biomarkers used in heart failure diagnosis, prognosis and treatment

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Don Schwass

Faculty of Dentistry

Creating technology to treat tooth decay

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Meredith Perry

School of Physiotherapy

Improving access to parks for persons with a disability