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Dr Sunia Foliaki PhD, MBChB, MTH

Research Officer

Centre for Public Health Research



  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2008)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - University of Papua New Guinea (1978)
  • Master of Tropical Health - University of Queensland (1992)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 12

Current Projects

Project Title: Pacific meets West in Advancing Palliative Care for Pacific Populations

Date Range: 2016 - 2018

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

Project Team:

Completed Projects

Project Title: Cancer in Pacific populations

While cancer is a significant and growing problem in the Pacific, as these countries undergo demographic and epidemiological transitions relatively little is known about the magnitude of the potential risk factors or the potential for prevention.
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Date Range: 2007 - 2010

Funding Body: Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Research Outputs

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 3 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Gavin Faeamani - Doctor of Philosophy
    Lifestyle Program for Pacific peoples
  • Chris Vogliano - Doctor of Philosophy
    Assessing sustainable, biodiverse diets among Pacific Islanders in Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
  • Paul Eme - Doctor of Philosophy
    Assessment of sustainable food systems and sustainable diets in two atoll Islands of Kiribati, a West Pacific Island State

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