Ko Māhuhu Ki Te Rangi te waka, Ko Whiti te tupuna, Ko Kapowai tana maunga, Titiro iho ana ki tana pā tū moana, ko Motukura, Ko Waikare te awa, Ko Turuki te marae, Ko Te Kapotai te hapū. Helen Moewaka Barnes is a Professor and Director of the Whariki Research Group, one of two teams comprising the SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, located with Massey University in Auckland.
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.
Ocean completed her PhD in the labs of Industrial Research Ltd, conjointly with the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences. She then completed postdoctoral research in superconducting tapes and Antarctic sea ice as well as lecturing in undergraduate physics courses and studying te reo Māori. This led her into a teaching contract in Māori Studies in 2004, and she became a lecturer at Te Kawa a Māui in 2005. Her teaching and research interests are varied, but her key focus is at the interface between Māori and Western science.
Associate Professor Tim McCreanor is a Pākeha social scientist with a special interest in qualitative research and discursive methods in the study of culture, equity and justice. He is part of Whāriki Research Group at Massey University in Auckland where his work has focussed on public health approaches to racism and privilege, health equity, ecosystems and health, media representations and health, and action research for social change.
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.
Professor Jarrod Haar is a Professor of Human Resource Management in the Department of Management and has tribal affiliations of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta. Jarrod is a Research Fellow of the Australia & New Zealand Academy of Management, an Associate Fellow of the Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ) and won the inaugural HRINZ HR Researcher of the Year Award in 2016. In April 2016, he became the Deputy Director of the NZ Work Research Institute.