Research Support

The Research Support Services at Massey University consists of four clusters that provide policy and operational support to all research related activities within the institution. These functions range from providing support to doctoral and research students, assisting in the development of funding proposals and associated contracting, budgeting advice and project management, providing training and development opportunities for staff and students at all stages of their research career and policy development  and implementation to support the Research Strategy 2012 – 2014. The four clusters provide the following support:

Research and Researcher Development

The primary function of this cluster is to support individual researchers and groups in the process of enabling research activity and supporting research excellence. The cluster consists of the Graduate Research School which is responsible for the administration of all research related degrees and related student support; the Research Development Advisory team that assists with the identification of research funding opportunities and provides support in the development of the associated proposals; a Researcher Development function providing support, training and advice to researchers throughout their research career; and Research Ethics team which is responsible for the provision of advisory and specialised administrative support to staff and student researchers to ensure that research is conducted in a responsible and ethical manner.


Research Development Advisors:

Graduate Research School:

Researcher Development Coordinator: 

Professional and Technical Support

The Professional and Technical Support cluster embraces all services (e.g. financial,  legal) associated with the execution and management of funded projects and formalisation of  business relationships with partners and funders and the administrative support for scholarships. Alongside the core role of supporting research, this unit also provides linkage support for the development and delivery of services underpinning commercial business development.


Grants and Finance:



Strategic Knowledge Management

The Strategic Knowledge Management cluster provides support for institutional research management and the planning and implementation of strategy and policy for research and enterprise functions. This cluster serves as the key linkage point for institutional monitoring of research performance and provides governance support for all research-related committees.


Research Information Technical Support:

Business Development and Research Commercialisation

The Business Development and Research Commercialisation cluster assists in the development of potential Intellectual Property related commercialisation and the commercial business development functions throughout the institution.


Business Development and Commercialisation:

Other Contacts

Massey staff can view the Research & Enterprise website.

To be appointed, Director Operations (Research):  

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey