Losi Sa'uLilo is a New Zealand born Samoan who has been a research assistant at HPC since 2010. She has been involved in working on projects such as BEANZ, PLAY, Healthy Homework also Kids in the Kitchen.
In late 2011, Losi was awarded a Pacific Islands Families Study 2 year Postgraduate Scholarship. As a result, Losi recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (2013) and is in the process of completing her Masters in Public Health; exploring health literacy and weight status among Pacific mothers in New Zealand.
During her postgraduate studies Losi was awarded the AUT interNZ scholarship to work as an intern at Play Rugby USA based in New York City for 3 months as a project leader / youth mentor. Losi will return to New Zealand mid year 2014 to continue working at HPC, as a teaching assistant for the Nutrition, Activity and Health paper (a compulsory year 1 paper for the Diploma and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at AUT) and complete her Masters in Public Health.
Duncan, S., White, K., Sa'ulilo, L., & Schofield, G. (2011). Convergent validity of a piezoelectric pedometer and an omnidirectional accelerometer for measuring children's physical activity. Pediatric exercise science, 23(3), 399.