Our teams, disciplines and expertise

Our researchers have prodigious expertise across a wide range of disciplines and subject areas and are ever-eager to establish new research partnerships or engage in collaborative research with other Te Pukenga subsidiaries, universities, industry and professional organisations, and community organisations.

We have strong research teams in the specialised areas of engineering, digital technologies, business, social work, education, business, nursing, health and counselling, and sports and exercise science. While our researchers are associated with a school, they participate in cross-discipline research projects and you can find research profiles below. The institute has also started an initiative to establish a postgraduate research lab.

Postgraduate research in digital technologies

Digital technology has facilitated the ability to create, store, process and communicate information in new ways. The approach is driven by data, facilitating connectivity (Internet of Things and 5G), artificial intelligence, machine learning and new forms of human-machine interface. The school of digital technologies provides an exciting research lab in data analytics and cyber-security for postgraduate students. The students are usually linked to major companies, have access to extensive research and computing facilities, and have the opportunity to participate in large scale international collaborative projects, providing them with exceptional insight into the world of digital technologies.

For further details please contact the Research Coordinator at research@manukau.ac.nz or the school of digital technology’s Academic Lead (Research) at digitaltechnologies.research@manukau.ac.nz.