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Support for Pacific Islands Students

Pacific Islands Students' Support

Warm Pacific Greetings

Photo of Inano WalterKia orana, my name is Inano Walter and I am the Pacific Islands Students' Support Officer in the Humanities Division.

I am of Cook Island and European descent, born in Rarotonga and raised in Dunedin. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and Māori Studies, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and a Master of Arts History from the University of Otago.

I am excited to be supporting and encouraging students from all the Pacific Islands as I have traversed the same path before. I am here to work with you, support you and assist you on your academic journey to Otago.

As the support person for Pacific Islanders enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees my key objectives are:

  • To liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to you and your course of study
  • To act as a point of contact for all Pacific Island students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees.
  • To facilitate access to pastoral care, student services, course planning advice within the university.

Please feel free to contact me if you have question, a comment or a concern. Confidentiality and prompt action with any problems or queries you may have are guaranteed.

Tel 64 3 479 9616
Office Room 5C9a, Fifth Floor, Arts Building
95 Albany Street, University of Otago, Dunedin

My office hours

Tuesday 9.30am to 2.30pm | Wednesday 9.30am to 2.30pm | Thursday 9.30am to 2.30pm

Please send me an email to make an appointment if you would like to meet at a time outside my regular office hours.

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Departmental Pacific Islands Students contacts

Anthropology & Archaeology

Professor Glenn Summerhayes


Dr Arlene Allan

College of Education

Early Childhood

Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer


Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer

Southland Campus

Pauline Smith

English and Linguistics

Associate Professor Jacob Edmond


Ben Varkalis

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History and Art History

Professor Judy Bennett

Languages and Cultures

Dr Christiane Leurquin

Faculty of Law

Professor Rex Ahdar

Media, Film and Communication

Dr Kevin Fisher

Music, Theatre and Performing Arts


Dr Jennifer Cattermole

Theatre Studies

Lisa Warrington

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Dr Suzanne Little

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National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Dr SungYong Lee


Associate Professor Andrew Moore


Dr Iati Iati  (First Semester)

Associate Professor Brian Roper (Second Semester)


Dr Mele Taumoepeau

Sociology, Gender and Social Work

Dr Patrick Vakaoti

Te Tumu

Dr Michelle Schaaf

Theology and Religion

Professor Murray Rae

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Library Contacts

Shiobhan Smith
Liaison Librarian, Central Library

Jacinta Beckwith
Kaitiaki Mātauranga, Hocken Library

Katherine Milburn
Hocken Library

Amanda Mills
Liaison Librarian, Hocken Library

Student Learning Development

Pauline Brook
+64 3 479 5788