Professor Tracey McIntosh, MNZM, has a commitment to addressing issues that concern Māori and draws on a critical Indigenous studies framework. She is Professor of Indigenous Studies and Co-Head of Te Wānanga o Waipapa (School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies) at the University of Auckland. She is the Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Social Development and a Commissioner of Te Kāhui Tātari Ture: Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Professor McIntosh was the former Co-Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence. She has sat on a number of assessment panels including PBRF panels (Māori Knowledge and Development and Social Sciences) Marsden Social Science Panel, Rutherford Discovery, James Cook Fellowship and Health Research Council Panels. In 2012 she served as the co-chair of the Children’s Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. In 2018-2019 she was a member of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group (WEAG) which released the report ‘Whakmana Tangata: Restoring Dignity to Social Security in New Zealand’ (2019). She was also a member of Te Uepū Hapai i te Ora- The Safe and Effective Justice Advisory Group which released the report ‘He Waka Roimata: Transforming our Criminal Justice System’ (2019) and ‘Turuki! Turuki!’ (2019) As well as her role on the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Riddet Institute, she sits on a range of advisory groups and boards for government, academic and community organisations.
The case for abolishing prisons