Va'aomanū Pasifika

Pacific Studies Board of Studies

The role of the Board of Studies is to advise on the academic programme in Pacific Studies and to ensure effective liaison and contact with the Schools and Faculties that have an interest in Pacific Studies.


  • Acting Director, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr Allison Kirkman


  • Head of School, Social and Cultural Studies Dr Allison Kirkman
  • Te Kawa a Māui/School of Māori Studies Dr Maria Bargh
  • Cultural Anthropology Programme – School of Social and Cultural Studies Associate Professor Jeff Sissons
  • New Zealand School of Music Dr Brian Diettrich
  • School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies Dr Peter Brunt
  • School of History, International Relations, Politics and Philosophy Dr Adrian Muckle
  • Pacific Liaison Officer Sera Gagau
  • Samoan Studies, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr Sailau Suaalii-Sauni
  • Pacific Studies, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr April Henderson


  • Pacific Studies, Va'aomanū Pasifika Dr Teresia Teaiwa