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Apisalome Movono

Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Massey University

Dr. Apisalome Movono has an undergraduate background in Marine Management and Tourism Studies and completed his Master of Arts Degree from The University of the South Pacific. His thesis focussed on tourism's social and economic impacts on indigenous Fijian communities and established his passion for examining issues that affect Pacific Island peoples. After having completed his Ph.D. at Griffith University, Australia where he sought to improve our understanding of resilience, sustainable livelihoods, and complex and adaptive systems he returned to Fiji where he taught at USP and resumed his involvement in community development. Api is currently a Senior Lecturer at Massey University where he teaches sustainable development and continues his research on Pacific peoples, tourism, systems thinking, and focuses how the SDGs can be realized especially drawing on post Covid19 case studies.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Massey University


  • 2018 
    Griffith Universityu, PhD in Tourism Management