Fijian Social Network Team
John Shaver is Associate Professor in the Anthropology of Religion and Head of the Religion Programme. He is an evolutionary anthropologist concerned mostly with understanding the relationships between social inequality, cooperation and conflict.
Further information about John’s research can be found on his University of Otago profile page.
Patrick is interested in sociological and community development work with young people. He researches in Fiji and the Pacific region exploring youth issues like street-frequenting and political participation. His other interests include child protection and indigenous community development. Patrick’s work extends to consultancy research where he has worked with organisations like UNICEF Pacific, Pacific Leadership Programme (DFAT) and the Pacific Community.
More information on qase levu can be found on his Otago University profile page.
Joseph is interested in what makes life good. This question is relevant to everyone, yet what do we really know? To answer this question, Joseph and his collaborators create purpose-built databases and apply systematic quantitative methods.
More information about Joseph can be found on his profile page at Victoria University of Wellington.
Thomas’ research examines the politics, histories and effects of secularism and secularisation in the Pacific.
You can also view Thomas’ staff profile on the University of Otago website.
Nuzla Ismail is a researcher at the University of Otago. She completed her PhD in Information Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is skilled in data analytics, building machine learning models, and data visualisation. She has a great interest in big data ecosystems. Nuzla has contributed to modelling Fijian data and visualised them in deriving valuable insights.
You can also view Nuzla’s LinkedIn profile.
Assistant for the research and development of the field work data collection process. An accomplished composer, performer and artist in a parallel life, kerianvaraine.github.io/.