ESR | Keeping people safe and healthy through science

Research case studies

ESR undertakes a range of research that both informs our work and helps solve our clients' problems. To read examples of the research we have undertaken, sortable by science discipline, read the case studies below.

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Making services reachable

Making services reachable

How do we enable families/whānau to succeed to ensure that all New Zealand children fulfil their potential? What are the critical causal influences on positive outcomes for family/whānau, and are there connections between them? How do these critical influences differ for ‘family’...

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Customs officer and ESR at CESL

New Zealand Customs ESR Screening Laboratory

Every day thousands of people, packages and large amounts of cargo arrive at the New Zealand border and enter the country.

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Genomics DNA

Next generation DNA

As profiling of DNA, and its sister compound RNA, continues to evolve, ESR is at the forefront of research and development in this area with a thriving research programme and product development.

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pills copy

Border to Grave

New psychoactive substances (also known as ‘synthetic cannabis’, ‘party pills’ and ‘legal highs’) are proliferating internationally at an unprecedented rate.

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Evidence based policing centre opening

Evidence based policing

ESR, New Zealand Police and the University of Waikato have joined forces to establish a world-class research centre to help better inform Police in their work to prevent crime and protect the public.

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STEM Taupulega

Raising Pasifika student achievement in science

ESR is contributing to an New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) advisory group to help lift Pasifika student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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