Our focus is on bringing together researchers from different disciplines to work on research and development projects with societal impact and synergistic with EDENZ’s values of Wisdom, Passion, Connectedness and Heart.

The EDENZ Research Centre shares three laboratories (including the Robotics and IoT lab) with the Technology Academy. Staff and students meet in the EDENZ Research Centre, to report on progress, brainstorm, come up with project and collaboration ideas, challenge each other’s ideas, mentor, experiment, analyse, research and write.

Our Research, Ethics, Supervision and Publications (RESP) Committee, chaired by Professor Colin Gibbs and comprising members of EDENZ staff, meets regularly to set the overall direction. RESP also considers and approve policies and procedures related to research. Two subcommittees deal with ethics applications and funding allocations.

In May 2017, Ganeshan Kathiravelu, Head of NZ Technology Academy, was appointed to the role of Research Manager, with overall responsibility for research within EDENZ.

Fridays are usually the busiest days in the three rooms used by the Research Centre. Every Friday, two 3-minute research presentations are also held at 11:00 am, after morning tea.

A Quarterly Research Magazine produced at EDENZ showcases research conducted at EDENZ and related activities.

A series of Briefing Papers are being produced. These Briefing Papers, as well as all other publications produced by EDENZ, and its staff members and students are made available online (full papers, only when we own the copyright) via the EDENZ Research Bank.

The EDENZ Research Bank is an online repository of all EDENZ staff and student publications as well as innovative ideas, current projects, opportunities for collaboration. We welcome, and actively seek, collaboration with people all over the world. Email Ganeshan at ganeshan.kathiravelu@edenz.ac.nz.


The EDENZ Research Award recognises staff every year based on outputs over the 12-month period ending 1 October of each year, in two categories: Emerging Researcher, and Established Researcher.

Research Manager

Ganeshan Kathiravelu

EDENZ Colleges Auckland

Phone:+64 9 309 5208 ext 345

Ganeshan has over 40 years in academia in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the USA. He was a Visiting Professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati and at Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic. He has supervised several post-graduate theses to completion and has over 60 publications in the areas of computing, diagnostics, engineering, horticulture and music and even a composition for piano.   He is also an active sportsman who, in addition to swimming regularly, goes body boarding, SUP surfing and windsurfing.

Research Support

Eleanor Neil

eleanor.neil@edenz.ac.nz / library@edenz.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 309 5208 ext 305

Eleanor is a registered professional Librarian with 40 years of experience working in public, education and corporate libraries around the world. Bringing a passion for knowledge creation and fostering intellectual curiosity to her role, Eleanor is alway happy to support our researchers.


EDENZ Research Magazine

Issue 1 – EDENZ Research