Centre for Business, Research & Enterprise

Centre News and Profiles

Staff have some amazing expertise which is used to great effect in educating our students. However, that's not all that this pool of talent is good for. The Centre for Business, Research and Enterprise (CBRE) works to ensure that staff and students are supported to engage their advanced knowledge in research, enterprise and advanced scholarship.

This type of work ensures our teachers are contributors of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge, and that our students are exposed to a culture of inquiry and innovation. We can also play our part in the economic, social, and cultural development of the rohe, the country and the world.

The CBRE team will work directly with staff and/or external parties to identify and develop opportunities for funded projects.

If you have a project in mind, or just the seed of an idea, come and talk to us. Whatever it is you need, whether funding, external contacts, expert advice, or just a helpful chat, we can help you.

What We Do

Research management and promotion

We're responsible for the collating and reporting of all the research activity and research outputs that staff generate. The CBRE is also involved with the communication and promotion of research activity via a range of media. Use the following buttons to view more information.

The CBRE strives to develop innovative ways to promote the research capability of staff. The document below highlights the wide range of disciplines and research areas that our staff are engaged in and are more than happy to discuss potential collaborations with external organisations and industry.

Waiariki Research Capability Statement (377.9 KB updated 02-May-2017)

External grants and funding

We can help staff seek and obtain external funding for their research projects.

Proposal preparation and advice

All applications and proposals to outside organisations, including Industry, requires approval before submission. The CBRE staff can provide assistance with proposal and grant application preparation and accurate costing.

Contract and administrative services

CBRE staff can assist with the development of standard research and consultancy arrangements and provide the administrative services necessary to manage research and consultancy projects.

Research ethics

The CBRE is responsible for the administrative support to the Research and Enterprise Committee which oversees the processing of research projects that require ethical approval.

Who We Are

Associate Professor Clarke Raymond, PhD - Head of CBRE

Dr Raymond is an experienced research scientist and heads the CBRE. He has been at Waiariki since 2012 when he was appointed Director of Research. He has previously worked at Australia National University in Canberra and is a former Rotorua Boys’ High School head boy with a PhD and BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience from the University of Otago.

Stephen Cox - Business Developer

Stephen has a proven track record of successfully linking funders with researchers wanting access to government funding to progress their research and development projects. With more than 25 years working with some of New Zealand’s top researchers and tertiary providers, Stephen has gained significant experience in assisting TEO’s to receive maximum value from government research and innovation funding.

Kate Shanaghan - Business Information Analyst

Kate supplies data and analysis on a range of topics including regional and national economic and socio-economic growth and population demographics. This supports a range of projects and initiatives and assists in the evaluation of institutional plans, strategies and public or private sector funding bids.

Jon Sadler - Research and Enterprise Officer

Jon has experience in project and programme development at universities, colleges and as a private contractor in the UK, Canada, Australia, Cyprus, as well as in New Zealand. His role, with the help of the CBRE team, is to help make things happen for Waiariki staff seeking new research and enterprise initiatives and join the dots with external stakeholders.

Rebecca Lausberg - Business and Research Administrator

Rebecca provides a wide range of administration and logistical skills to CBRE and is the secretary for the Waiariki Research and Enterprise Committee. She is responsible for the internal research management functions of the centre. Rebecca has previously worked as a Business Support Co-ordinator at Mighty River Power and also has many years of accounts experience.

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Page last updated: 19 Oct 2017