World spotlight on UC ADHD micronutrient research

28 January 2016

UC psychology graduate Dr Heather Gordon's new research documents the findings of a study which treated 14 Canterbury children with ADHD with micronutrients.

Two UC professors Women of Influence finalists

29 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury professors are among the finalists for the Women of Influence awards for 2015.

UC composers win Douglas Lilburn contest

28 September 2015

Two University of Canterbury composers are among the winners of the inaugural NZTrio Composing Competition 2015: Celebrating Lilburn.

Julia Rucklidge presented with the Ballin Award

07 September 2015

Professor Julia Rucklidge from the University of Canterbury has been presented with the Ballin Award.

Positive thoughts potentially dangerous

14 July 2015

Positive images of the Christchurch recovery are a "time travel dream machine", but more distracting than negative ones, according to UC research findings.

Potential boost for high performance sport

15 June 2015

The preliminary research findings of UC PhD student Megan Blakely have the potential to improve sporting performance, as well as health and safety in occupations.

Micronutrients trial for smokers to give up

12 March 2015

A substantial University of Canterbury smoking trial has begun to see if smokers are more likely to quit if they consume micronutrients.

Can micronutrients eliminate the symptoms of PMS?

09 March 2015

A University of Canterbury psychology research team is testing whether or not a micronutrient formula can be effective in eliminating symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Serious science robot Baxter helping UC research

02 February 2015

University of Canterbury psychology researchers are working with a revolutionary Baxter robot to understand human-robot interaction such as trust and cooperation.

Computer information getting closer

15 January 2015

In the next five years people will be able to search for information using their glasses, a wrist watch, or even a computer built into the clothes they wear.

Methadone exposed children's learning at risk

03 December 2014

UC PhD psychology student Samantha Lee has been awarded a three year $120,000 Lotteries Health Research scholarship.

Study to help children with ADHD

04 August 2014

A UC PhD student is investigating micronutrients to see if they can help children with ADHD, and improve their social skills and cognitive functions.

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30 July 2014

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found.

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18 July 2014

University of Canterbury researchers are investigating a brain protein which may impact on the memory of people with Alzheimer's disease.

Canterbury students develop a personal robot

11 July 2014

A group of University of Canterbury students are developing a personal robot with the aim of bringing robotics to people to improve quality of life.

Research on the impact of brain injury on adults

03 July 2014

A University of Canterbury research project is seeking to find out the impact of traumatic brain injury on adults aged 50 to 65.

Researchers to present psychological quake finding

30 June 2014

University of Canterbury researchers who for three years have been investigating the psychological effects of people who survived the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will present their findings to the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris next month.

Developmental effects of methadone studied

11 June 2014

Over the last 40 years, methadone has been the most commonly used method of treating pregnant women with an opiate addiction.

Nutrients may help treat mental illnesses

22 May 2014

Nutrients do help treat some people with mental illnesses, a University of Canterbury researcher says.

UC researchers look into how the brain remembers

03 February 2014

University of Canterbury (UC) research has shown that search and rescue workers could suffer cognitive overload if their rescue involves high risk climbing.

Latest nutrients research trial may open new doors

30 January 2014

Nutrients are significantly better than placebo in the treatment of ADHD in adults in a rigorously controlled trial, a University of Canterbury research project has found.

Impacts of increased cultural diversity

13 January 2014

A University of Canterbury researcher is looking into the positive impacts of increased cultural diversity through immigration in New Zealand and around the world.

You can have your cake and eat it too

06 December 2013

Feeling guilty about eating chocolate cake rather than enjoying it as a celebratory treat could add pounds, according to UC research.

Resilience has significant impact on organisations

03 December 2013

Employee resilience has a significant impact on organisational engagement, high performance and well-being, a University of Canterbury research study has found.

Psychology expert studying origins of attraction

04 November 2013

A University of Canterbury psychology expert is trying to understand the origins of personal attraction by studying changes in time perception.