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My research is primarily focussed on the socio-economic and cultural dimensions of large-scale, private sector investment in the extractive industries in Papua New Guinea. This research is framed by theoretical concerns with development, local agency and empowerment. I am currently conducting collaborative research which critically examines private sector claims of corporate social responsibility in the tourism and resource extraction sectors, based on case studies in Fiji and Papua New Guinea. This research connects with applied contracted research and consultancy for institutional and private sector actors in the extractive sector in the region.
Project Title: The land has eyes and teeth: customary landowners' entanglements with economic systems in the Pacific
Date Range: 2017 - 2020
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
Project Title: Harnessing the power of business: the contested invovement of corporations in community initiatives in the Pacific
Date Range: 2013 - 2016
Funding Body: Marsden Fund - Full