Dr Apo Aporosa

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Research Fellow

Qualifications: PhD Development Studies, Massey University

Iwi: Naduri (kailoma), Macuata, Fiji

School of Social Sciences


About Apo

Apo was awarded the 2016 New Zealand Health Research Council Pasifika Post-Doctoral Fellowship.  He is based at the Anthropology Programme and also works with the School of Psychology's  Traffic and Road Safety (TARS) Research Group investigating driver safety following kava use at traditional consumption volumes.

Recent Publications

  • Aporosa, A. S. G. (2017). Kava: untangling fact from fiction. In KAVA: A workshop for kava researchers and enthusiasts: Anthropology and Pacific Studies Seminar Series. Conference held at The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Open Access version: hdl:10289/11047

  • Aporosa, A. S. G. (2017). Kava: untangling fact from fiction. In Drug Science Summer Meeting, University College London.

  • Aporosa, S. A. (2016). Māori academic success: Why the deficit perspectives?. Micronesian Educator: A Journal of Research and Practice on Education, 23, 33-51.

  • Aporosa, A. (2016). Going under kava. In Radio New Zealand, Wellington. Retrieved from

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Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Aporosa, Dr Apo 8282 aaporosa J.2.08A Anthropology Programme