Editorial Board & Staff

Ngati Marutuahu

Kiri West-McGruer coordinates the publication process of MAI Journal at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. She also currently works as a graduate teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology at the University of Auckland.

Kiri has recently completed her Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Auckland titled 'Ethical constraints in research: A Kaupapa Māori critique' under the supervision of Associate Professor Bruce Curtis. 

MAI Journal Coordinator
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Ngāti Porou

Ocean Ripeka Mercier (Ngāti Porou) is a Senior Lecturer at Te Kawa a Māui / the School of Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. While her PhD is in physics, her current focus is in exploring and charting the intersections between science and mātauranga Māori, primarily through education and technology. Her teaching and research interests include place-based learning with digital mapping, perceptions of novel biotechnological controls of wasps, Indigenous knowledge(s) and science in global contexts, kaupapa Māori film and the 48-Hour Film competition. 

Senior Lecturer
Te Kawa a Māui
Victoria University of Wellington
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 .

Associate Professor and Research Director of the Starpath Project
Starpath, Faculty of Education Administration, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland
Te Ātiawa

Peter Adds is an Associate Professor at Te Kawa a Maui - the School of Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He is from the Otaraua Hapu of Te Ātiawa in Taranaki. His academic training is in archaeology but he has extensive experience in Treaty Settlements and is also an accomplished Treaty trainer. He was the claimant researcher for the Taranaki Land Claim and subsequently the claim negotiator for Te Ātiawa. He is also the inaugural and current Chairperson of the Māori Association of Social Science.

Head of School, Senior Lecturer
Te Kawa a Māui: School of Māori Studies
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr McIntosh is an Associate Professor and Researcher in Sociology at The University of Auckland. Completing her doctorate in sociology in 2002, she has lectured at the University since 1999, and in 2004-2005 was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown, Washington D.C. Tracey is also the Acting Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM). She brings a wide level of experience to her role at NPM in international work, community development, student equity and her contributions to the academic community.

Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
The University of Auckland

Professor Walker, of the Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Group, School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, has served on the Boards of two Crown Research Institutes, the New Zealand Government Science and Innovation Advisory Council, and as a co-opted member of the Society Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Michael brings extensive teaching, research and service provision experience to his role at Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

School of Biological Sciences
The University of Auckland