Our People

The Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga network includes researchers and academics from around Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as international advisors and scholars, members of our 21 partner institutions and also professional support staff based at the Centres host institution, the University of Auckland.

In this section you can identify members of NPM's Board, Research Committee, Research Leadership Team, Theme Leaders, International Advisory Board and Staff as well as view a list of NPM Researchers currently working on project research which is driven, supported and funded by the centre.

Professor Tracey McIntosh

Tūhoe
Co-Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Auckland

Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland, as well as being interim Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. She previously taught in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Tracey brings a high level of experience to her roles in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community.

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto
Co-Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Otago

Jacinta Ruru is co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and Professor of Law at the University of Otago. Her research has focused on exploring Indigenous peoples' legal rights to own, manage and govern land and water including national parks and minerals in Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, United States, Australia and the Scandinavia countries.

Daniel Patrick

Kaiwhakahaere Matua: 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 the entire Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management, systems and performance measures and manages the Centre's investment portfolios.

Marie-Chanel Berghan

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Arawa
Business and Publications Manager
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Marie-Chanel Berghan looks after the financial, contract and operations (physical resources and infrastructure) management of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. As well as managing the publications, specifically the two NPM Journals; AlterNative and MAI Journal. Marie-Chanel has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration and in Business, Māori Development.  Before joining the centre, she was the Whakapiki Ake Project Manager at The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for five years and prior to that, a Project Administration Manager at Hewlett Packard. 
 

Paora Sharples

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou
Kaihautu Tikanga
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Paora is Kaihautu Tikanga (Te reo me ngā tikanga Māori leader) at NPM and also a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Department of Māori Studies, University of Auckland where he lectures in Kapahaka, Traditional & Contemporary Māori Performing Arts and Te Reo Māori. 

He has had a significant career in kapahaka as well as traditional and contemporary Māori performing arts, including areas of performing, teaching/training, directing, judging as well as choreography and composition within this indigenous genre of dance.

Jane Rangiwahia

Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki
Programme Coordinator – Directors and Grants and Awards
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Jane Rangiwahia coordinates the Grants and Awards Programme and provides executive assistance to the Directors. Prior to joining Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, Jane owned and managed a number of small businesses in the hospitality industry and property sector.
 

Mike Hennessy

Media & Communications Advisor
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Mike has more than 20 years experience in the creative and business industries as a media and communications manager, producer, director, researcher, writer and oral historian. With a BSc & MCPA (Masters) from the University of Auckland, he has spent the past 15 years working on culture and heritage projects across the country. With a specialty in oral history interviewing and oral tradition filming & archiving, Mike has worked with both local and central government and has established close ties and connections throughout Te Tai Tokerau, Tāmaki, Te Arawa & Mātaatua.

Dr Katharina Bauer

AlterNative Journal and Production Coordinator
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 Tim West-Newman

Tim West-Newman develops and implements 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.

Honorine Franswah

Centre Administrator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Honorine Franswah assists with all the administrative functions of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, including the Centre’s reception and secretarial duties.  Honorine obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Madras and brings substantial administrative experience from nearly 20 years involvement in the manufacturing sector in India.  More recently she provided administrative support at The University of Auckland prior to taking up her role at the Centre.