Daniel Patrick is the Executive Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has been since 2011. Prior to that he was the Business Manager. His role is to direct and plan the Centre’s business activities, including contracting, financial operations, resources planning, risk management and managing the Centre's investment portfolios.
Daniel holds a Bachelor's degree in Applied Sciences and a Master's degree in Health Sciences with honours, and is a member of the Project Management Institute. He came to the Centre having been the Research Programme Manager for the Social Statistics Research Group, establishing the Centre of Methods and Policy Applications in the Social Sciences (COMPASS) at the University of Auckland, and four years' experience as Manager of the New Zealand Social Statistics Network (NZSSN). In 2007 he established the New Zealand Social Science Data Service and was the founding manager. He has held management positions at the Survey Research Unit and the Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland; the Health Services Research Team, National Primary Medical Care Study, Department of Community Health, The University of Auckland; and others. He also has extensive experience in the field of research, business development, programme managment and strategic planning.
Daniel currently leads a programme of research looking at Iwi household whanau wellbeing using New Zealand Census Data. This programme provides five participating Iwi detailed analysis and trends of their peoples environment/households through census based indicators, predominately economic. See the project page and details here :
- The Iwi Household Wellbeing Project