Dr Ocean Mercier

Senior Lecturer
Te Kawa a Māui
Victoria University of Wellington
Indigenous Affiliation(s): 
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.