Policy experts win top ANU award for excellence

Improving women's rights and Melanesian democracy, and making sure more people can afford uni sees experts take out policy awards.

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Associate Professor Nicole Haley.

Timor tale nominated for book of the year

Timor-Leste memoir by ANU researcher Gordon Peake in line for major ACT book prize.

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Gordon Peake.

Ballots and biometrics

Solomon Islands goes to the polls today, in the first election since the end of an Australian-led 10-year peacekeeping mission, reports Belinda Cranston.

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Solomon Islands parliament house. Photo from Wikimedia commons.

Struggles of daily bread

Women voters in Fiji care more about ‘daily bread’ than gender equality, writes Priya Chattier.

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Women cast their votes in Fiji's 2014 elections. Photo by Wansolwara.

Guiding the NRL’s next generation Pasifika leaders

Roannie Ng Shiu took the lead at the NRL’s second Pasifika Leadership Training Camp in late September.

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More women in the house (of parliament)

Fiji's women politicians have made great gains in the country's recent elections, writes Priya Chattier.

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Jiko Luveni has been elected as Fiji's first female speaker.


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Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Peta Hill

Peta joined the SSGM Program in December 2010. Peta has 14 years of university and government experience in administration, and she will assist the Convenor and Executive Office in the day-to-day...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...
R Ng Shiu

Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...
Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...
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