Emma Dunlop-Bennett, a new PhD student in Pacific Studies, visited from Wellington recently. Emma is supervised by AP Jenny Bryant-Tokalau and Dr Michelle Schaaf, and her topic is ‘Strengthening Pasifika early childhood education through a Pasifika-developed model’.
Emma’s working background is as Country Director of World Vision Vanuatu, and as Programme Manager in NZAID and MFAT, largely in the Pacific. She has also worked in the Family Planning Association (NZ), and in Rural Development in Zimbabwe. Emma will be based in Wellington but will visit Te Tumu several times a year.