Lecturer and the Social Work Discipline Lead, University of the South Pacific (Co Chair of the Steering Committee)
Dr Litea Meo-Sewabu is an academic and has worked in academia for over 15 years. She joined the University of the South Pacific in 2017 as a Lecturer and the Social Work Discipline Lead. Prior to that, she worked at Massey University in Aotearoa as the coordinator for the Pacific Research and Policy Centre and also taught in Development Studies (Gender & Development) and the Social Work programme in the University. She has also taught at the Fiji School of Medicine’s School of Public Health (now FNU) in community medicine, community development and health promotion. Prior to that, Litea worked at the Fiji Ministry of Health’s Health Planning Unit, which was responsible for developing health policies and health-related programmes. After this position, she worked at the National Centre for Health Promotion on community development projects and training at a national level. Litea holds a Master’s in Public Health (International Health) from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, United States of America and a PhD from Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand.