EIT is a vibrant, innovative and research-led tertiary education institute. Research emphasis is placed on community-centred research in collaboration with East Coast industry and organisations and with colleagues in other tertiary institutions. Our research addresses East Coast regional business and local community concerns as well as broader National, and in some areas, International, issues. Find out more here.

Community health

centre of heath research 800x600EIT’s Health Research highlights the important and innovative research into health-related issues in the Schools of Nursing and Recreation & Sport, as well as those with other EIT and external collaborators. 

The aims are to advance health knowledge, clinical practice, health management and health education through high quality research.  This also creates opportunity to foster collaborative health research and create links between EIT and research partners.

Innovative education

EIT researchers undertake research in educational practices and pedagogies in a broad range of areas, from International Student recruitment practices to use of technology and innovative learning environments in teaching practices, and methods to enhance Māori student success. Read more about some of our innovative projects creating real benefits for our learners here.

Creativity and Curation

EIT has a long history in the creative arts through our IDEAschool in Hawke’s Bay and Toihoukura school of Māori Visual Arts in Tairāwhiti. Our artists and lecturers are internationally recognised in their fields. Read more about recent projects here.

Sustainable Futures

EIT is committed to ensuring that operations across all of our campuses are more sustainable, and to enable our graduates to carry out their professions sustainably. To this end, our researchers conduct projects to improve practices and to understand more about the workplaces of the future. Read more about some of these here.

Research Showcase

Contact Us

Please contact one of the members of the Research and Innovation Centre to discuss your research needs.

Research Director
Jonathan Sibley, PhD

Research Professor
David Tipene-Leach

Research Professor
Kay Morris Matthews, PhD

Research and Innovation Centre Manager
Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau


ITP Research

EIT Research Director Associate Professor Jonathan Sibley is the current Chair of the group of Research Directors from the fifteen research-active Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics.