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Having been trained in geography my key research is within mobilities, migration and development. I am interested in the social strategies that people use to live mobile livelihoods, how families stay connected and how people are affected. My main research has engaged within the complexities of shipping as a main driver of globalisation, and how it affects small Pacific island nations and communities, such as Kiribati and Tuvalu. I have held conversations with seafaring men and women and their families in their home environments and spent time travelling with seafarers on board a containership to understand these complexities.
Pacific communities, mobilities and mobile livelihoods, migration and refugees, shipping and marine training, youth and employment, roads and roadworkers
Field of research codes
Human Geography (160400): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Social and Cultural Geography (160403): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905)
Mobilities and mobile livelihoods, migration, Pacific community development, seafarers, Marine training and employment, participatory methods
131.121 Rich World, Poor World: The Making of the Third World
131.221 Global Development Issues
131.701 Development and Underdevelopment
131.706 Development and Globalisation