Mauri Ora - Human Flourishing

Professor Tracey McIntosh

Tūhoe
Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga / University of Auckland

Tracey McIntosh (Ngāi Tūhoe) is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa at the University of Auckland. She previously taught in the sociology and criminology programme at the University of Auckland. Tracey brings a high level of experience to her roles in international work, community development, student equity and in her wider contributions to the academic community. Tracey has lectured at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, was a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

Dr Adreanne Ormond

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Adreanna is a Senior Lecturer in Te Kura Māori in the Faculty of Education. Her research interests include youth, education, and health as well as Māori development with a specific interest in Indigenous – ethnic minority youth and how existent issues within the community influence life experience and the articulation of that experience.

Dr Arama Rata

Ngāruahine, Taranaki, Ngāti Maniapoto
University of Waikato

Arama is of Ngāti Maniapoto, Taranaki, and Ngāruahine descent.  She completed her PhD in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in 2012, which focused on Māori cultural engagement, identity, and psychological well-being in State secondary schools.  

Arama then lectured at Te Kawa a Māui (the School of Māori Studies), where she received a Research Establishment Grant to study Māori collective remembering of the New Zealand Wars. 

Dr Rata is currently involved with research relating to Māori health experiences, Māori in rural communities, as well as iwi consultancy.

Dr Tia Neha

Ngāpuhi
Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington

Tia is a lecturer at the school of psychology, Victoria University of Wellington. Her research interests include four key areas, broadly linked and overarched by relationships within Māori and Indigenous Developmental Psychology.

These areas include:

  • Indigenous and developmental psychology in the interdependent relations between whānau and their children’s learning
  • Autobiographical memory with whanau
  • Language research
  • Māori pediatric health

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