Our People

Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Tracey McIntosh (Tūhoe) is an Associate Professor and teaches into the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. She was the Joint Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga from 2007-2009 and has recently returned as Director. She brings a wide level of experience to her role at NPM in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community. Prior to returning to the University of Auckland in 1999 Tracey lectured at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji and previous to that lived in France, Burundi and Tonga. She was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. in 2004 and has served on Fulbright selection panels and as a Fulbright student advisor since then.

Daniel Patrick

Executive Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Daniel is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. He directs and plans all the Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.

Dr Daniel Hikuroa

Ngāti Maniapoto
Te Arawa
Research Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Dr Daniel (Dan) Hikuroa is an Earth Systems Scientists who integrates mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and science to realise the dreams and aspirations of the communities he works with. He is an established world expert on integrating indigenous knowledge and science and has undertaken many projects including co-writing the 2014 State of the Hauraki Gulf Environment Report, geothermal developments, co-writing iwi environmental management plans, hazard and vulnerability assessments and industrial waste rehabilitation.

Bartek Goldmann

MAI Journal Co-ordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Bartek Goldmann coordinates the publication process of MAI Journal at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga and of the Indigenous Development Research Conference Proceedings. In the past he has worked as a senior marketing analyst at ResearchGate, an online social networking platform for scientists and researchers based in Berlin, Germany. He also currently works as a graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland.

Dr Joseph Te Rito

Ngāti Kahungunu
Kaihautū Tikanga; Senior Research Fellow – Tikanga and Reo
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga


Dr Joseph (Joe) Te Rito’s role at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is to advise and lead the organisation in Tikanga Māori, Te Reo Māori and community/Iwi relationships, as well as conduct excellent research that is relevant to the NPM Research Plan. Joe is also an assessor and senior advisor for our Grants and Awards programme.


Dr Katharina Bauer

AlterNative Journal and Production Coordinato
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Dr Katharina Bauer coordinates the publication processes of AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, and other scholarly publishing projects of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. In the past, Katharina has been the Editorial Assistant for the Health Policy office of Elsevier's Social Science and Medicine journal, the Administrator for the Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS), as well as a Library Assistant at The University of Auckland. She holds a PhD in English Literature.

Dr Marilyn Tangi Ina McPherson

Te Rarawa
Te Aupouri
Ngāti Kahu
Senior Research Fellow – Research Performance
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Dr Marilyn McPherson’s (also known as Dr Brewin) role is to conduct excellent research that is relevant to the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Research Plan and assist the Centre in the academic monitoring and evaluation of its research.

Dr Tim West-Newman

Tim West-Newman develops and implements advanced technical business solutions including websites for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Tim has a PhD in Human Computer Interaction and has considerable experience in web and information technology systems development, having worked in The University of Auckland and AUT University, as well as an independent contractor for various organisations.

Eamon Nathan

Te Roroa
Ngāti Torahina
Ngāti Rongo
Ngā Puhi
Ngāti Arera (Cook Islands)
Wānanga Project Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Eamon Nathan is coordinating the NPM wānanaga project - Te Rau Tītapu - in the Waipoua. He has a Bachelor in Hapū Development from Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa. Eamon has previously been a Research Programme Coordinator for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and prior to this spent four years working with ATTTO and Skills Active developing meaningful training programmes for Māori, and worked in the Māori health sector with Te Hotu Manawa Māori 2011. His interests include Tākaro Māori (Māori games) and studying Te Reo Māori.