Associate Professor Melinda Webber

Associate Professor and Research Director of the Starpath Project
Starpath, Faculty of Education Administration, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Indigenous Affiliation(s): 
Ko Ngāti Whakaue
Ngāti Hau
Ngāti Hine hoki ko Ngāti Kahu ōku iwi. Koira te ōpurepure o tōku whakapapa.

Melinda Webber is an Associate Professor and Research Director of The Starpath Project in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a former Fulbright/Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Indigenous Scholar who has published widely on the nature of ethnic identity development and iwi distinctiveness, examining the ways race, ethnicity, culture and identity impact the lives of young people, particularly Maori students . In 2016, Melinda was awarded a Marsden Fast-Start grant to undertake a research project examining the distinctive identity traits of Ngāpuhi, her mother’s people.