Research | Rangahau

Featured Research

1. Architecture and Landscape Architecture | Hoahoanga me te Hangahanga-Whenua

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    Bicultural landscapes and ecological restoration in the compact city: The case of Zealandia as a sustainable ecosanctuary

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    Healing spaces: improving health and wellbeing for the elderly through therapeutic landscape design

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    Haumanu ipukarea, ki uta ki tai: (re)connecting to landscape and reviving the sense of belonging for health and wellbeing

2. Medical, Healthcare & Public Health Promotion | Te Wāhanga Hauora

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A Potential Role for Outdoor, Interactive Spaces as Healthcare Intervention for Older Persons

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Systematic literature review of built environment effects on physical activity and active transport

Community Pharmacists’ Possible Role in Social Prescribing for People with Poor Mental Health.

3. Technology and Industrial Design | Hangarau me te Ahumahi-Hoahoa


Innovative and Assistive eHealth Technologies for Smart and Rehabilitative Outdoor Spaces for the Elderly Demographic

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The Use of VR for Creating Therapeutic Environments for the Health and Wellbeing of Military Personnel, Their Families and Their Communities

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Real world, large scale IoT systems for community eldercare: Experiences and lessons learned

Summer Scholarship Research

At VUW, Summer Research scholarships offer a unique opportunity for external organisations, academics and students to work together in research. Our research team supervises a variety of projects many of which work across disciplines. The student work can be viewed below.

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Culturally and Socially Responsive Landscapes


Healthy Streets Surveys


Reintroducing Rongoā in Wellington for Community Health and Wellbeing

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Hospital Wayfinding

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Smart Bench Sensor Integration


Perceptions and experiences of physical activity as a component of physical and mental well-being in older adults

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Design of Acute

Mental Health Wards

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Looking after nature and people through the redesign of ZEALANDIA’s takahe lawn


What are the influencers that make people desire emerging health technology?


Family and Peer Support for Health and Wellbeing

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Cost-Effective Weight/Force Sensor Development

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Web/Mobile Application for Smart Furniture


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