Dr Vaoiva Ponton

Lecturer - Interprofessional Health Studies

Email: vaoiva.ponton@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
North Shore City
Postal Address:
Mail No. A-25
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


BA (LaTrobe); DipTeach (NUS), MEd (UniMelb); DEd (UniMelb)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Australian Association for Pacific Studies


Dr Ponton completed her Doctorate in education at the University of Melbourne investigating the motivations of Melbourne-based Samoan students to learn, of what concerns them, and of impediments to their educational success. She is interested in strategies to enhance student success in the transition from school to the tertiary sector. Her experience of Pacific methodology research is being shared within the undergraduate paper Methods of Research Enquiry.

Teaching Areas:

Methods of Research Enquiry

Research Areas:

Education, Pacific Methodology, Curriculum
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