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Pacific Development Office

Pacific Development Office Team in the Quad_June 2015
Above image from left to right: Ala Teu (Assistant Research Fellow), Dr Jesse Kokaua (Research Fellow), Dr Tasileta Teevale (Director), Ana Hoseit (Pacific Projects Administrator)

Dr Tasileta Teevale June 2015Dr Tasileta Teevale - Director Pacific Development

As Director of Pacific Development Tasileta is responsible for monitoring the progress of the Pacific Strategic Framework, which has been adopted by the University of Otago in December 2012.

The Framework is the University’s commitment to ensuring equity in student achievement.

Tel 64 3 479 8604

Ala Teu_June 2015Ala Teu BPhED (Hons), MPH (Otago) – Assistant Research Fellow / Teaching Fellow

Ala works as an assistant research fellow for the Pacific Development Office assisting in a research project that looks at Pacific students and their university experiences. Ala has completed a Bachelor of Physical Education (Hons) and recently completed a Master in Public Health. Her research topic explored factors influencing the transition and academic success of Pacific first-year students in the Health Sciences First Year Programme. Ala leads this research project which extends her research interests around Pacific student retention and achievement and their first-year experiences at the University of Otago.

Tel 64 3 479 8640