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Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, La Trobe University

Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social Inquiry, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at La Trobe University. Since the 1980s I have conducted research with the people of Tonga, both in the islands and the diaspora, and more recently with Pacific people living in northwest Victoria, Australia. My focus has been on childhood and youth, migration and transnationalism. My current ARC research is on Pacific youth leadership and civic engagement.


  • 2021–present
    Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University


  • 1992 
    ANU, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    The future of the Pacific: Youth leadership and civic engagement
    Lead Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council