Pacific Studies research at a glance

We work with and for Pacific communities to sustain and create valued ideas and knowledge about histories, identities, mental health and wellbeing, cultural exchange and languages.

We research where we, as Pacific peoples, have come from and where we are now, in order to better navigate — and direct — our futures.

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Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath aims to understand and prevent Pacific suicide, through talanoa (conversation) with those it has impacted.

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Our ground-breaking research enhances community well-being and wins awards for academic excellence.

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Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau explains why her linguistics research makes her sceptical of the 2017 'landslide' democratic election in Tonga.

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Explore the research interests of Pacific Studies staff members in the expertise database.

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