The Team

John Patolo

Sāmoa - Faleapuna, Safune, Lauli'i, Lufilufi, Vailele, Matautu-Lefaga

Contact Details:

Phone: +64 9 921 999 extn 6520


BA, PGCertArts, GradDipTertTchg, MA(Hons)

Research Areas:

Social research methods, Pacific peoples social well-being and identity, Pacific diaspora, Pacific peoples language revitalisation, sociology of language, ethics in social research

Current Supervision:         

        Tania Smith (tertiary)                                                                                  

        Josephine Poutama (secondary)

Selected Publications:

Patolo, J. (2014). ‘Ou te le fefe – Interpreting statistical data through a cultural lens: does information about Pacific peoples ‘objective well-being’ and ‘subjective well-being’ illuminate existing perspectives on what it is like to be a Pacific Islander in Aotearoa-New Zealand?. (Master’s thesis, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from