Our People

Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Auckland

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.

Professor Jacinta Ruru

Ngāti Ranginui
Ngāti Maniapoto
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.

Dr James Ataria

Ngāti Kahungunu
Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Deputy Director / Principal Investigator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / Cawthron Institute
Lincoln University

Dr James Ataria is a Deputy Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. He is Senior Lecturer at Lincoln University and an ecotoxicologist at the Cawthron Institute, Nelson and is also an associate trustee of the Tuaropaki Trust and a member of Ngā Kaihautū Tikanga Taiao (Māori Advisory Committee to the board of the Environmental Protection Authority).

Dr Emma Wyeth

Ngāi Tahu
Deputy Director
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Otago

Emma is a Deputy Director at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and is also the Director of Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora Māori o Ngāi Tahu (Ngāi Tahu Māori Health Research Unit) and a Lecturer in Māori Health, both in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine at the University of Otago. 

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.

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 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.

Jane Rangiwahia

Ngāti Ruanui
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.