Humanities Research


October 2016

Beach work benefits community

Experimental work to improve the resilience of vulnerable sand dunes at South Dunedin’s St Kilda Beach fulfils Otago Geography Master’s student Tom Simons-Smith’s desire for his research to directly benefit people. Passersby will notice three notches of varied dimensions dug… Continue Reading →

History Professor retraces life of ‘the father of Ceylon tea’

Professor Angela McCarthy’s current research is a biography of James Taylor, the ‘father of Ceylon tea’. Taylor, a Scotsman, left for Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka) in 1851 and died there in 1892. In attempting to recover Taylor’s life,… Continue Reading →

International experts argue for synergies among the public health, environmental protection, and human security sectors

In a recent article, co-authored with an international team of experts, Adan Suazo argues that global health catastrophes have complex origins and more research intersections need to be established by experts in the fields of conflict resolution, public health and… Continue Reading →

Christian Faith and Family Violence: A Report for Samoan Communities in New Zealand

Domestic violence is a serious social problem in Samoan communities. The statistics say it all; nearly half of Samoan women have been subject to abuse by intimate partners or parents. Dr Mercy Ah Siu-Maliko, a Harold Turner postdoctoral fellow with… Continue Reading →

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor wins international family law research award

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor, Director of the Children’s Issue Centre, recently won a prestigious international family law research award in Seattle. The Tim Salius President’s Award 2016 from the American-based Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) was presented jointly… Continue Reading →

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