New additions to the NeSI team: Lai Kei Peng and Mercedes Mudgway

Please join us in welcoming the newest members to the NeSI team! 


Photo of Lai Kei Peng


Lai Kei Peng, Senior Data and Insights Analyst

I have been a University of Auckland librarian for more than 10 years and then five years ago, having attended some Carpentry workshops, I decided to change my career completely to the data field which looked far more challenging and exciting. I have since worked at Unitec as a Reporting Specialist and at a private consultancy firm as a data insights analyst. I am so glad to be able to return to the tertiary environment to continue my data journey. I enjoy hiking and reading in my spare time and love watching Cantonese operas. I look forward to learning from my colleagues and contributing to NeSI in my data analysis role.


A picture of Mercedes and her golden labrador dog, Billy.


Mercedes Mudgway, Research Communities Advisor

I am joining NeSI after finishing a research grant with Te Whatu Ora. I hold a Master of Science in Psychology and have a keen research interest in cognitive neuroscience, social power and hierarchy and completed various research projects within these areas during my time as a researcher. I am committed to open access research and advocate for universal accessibility to new findings. In my spare time, I try to travel as much as I can with my partner and spend time with our happy golden retriever Billy.


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