Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese

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Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese
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Taimalieutu Kiwi Tamasese is Coordinator of the Pasifika Section of The Family Centre. She specialises in family research as this applies to the Pasifika nations and to Pasifika people – for example in relation to mental health, poverty, housing, unemployment, cultural and gender deprivation. In relation to social policy analysis, Kiwi is engaged in the development of new social policy perspectives emanating from various Pasifika cultural rationalities.  She is also concerned with the impact of government policy decisions on the Pasifika Sector of New Zealand society. Further areas of her work include: documenting and analysing the effects of cultural dislocation upon the Pasifika community in New Zealand; a focus upon Pasifika youth; and patterns of migration to New Zealand from the Pacific. Kiwi is regularly contracted to speak and advise in areas of applied social policy at national and international levels. She is often on secondment to Afeafe O Vaetoefaga from the Family Centre.