Chega! Ten Years On: A Neglected National Resource

New report released presenting key findings of a project that assesses some dimensions of Chega!’s impact in Timor-Leste

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Recent fieldwork with returning seasonal workers in Vanuatu

Rochelle Bailey has continued her nine-year longitudinal study on the impacts of participation in regional seasonal labour schemes with recent fieldwork in...

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Small-scale mining in Bougainville: Impacts and policy responses

New report released presenting interim findings from research project on small-scale mining in Bougainville

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Gender, Violence and Development course

A new course, Gender, Violence and Development, designed by Jenny Munro and Richard Eves of SSGM, examines issues of gender and violence in the context of...

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State of the Pacific 2016

State of the Pacific 2016 will take place over three days from 13-15 September 2016.

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The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) program is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in Melanesia and the broader Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, SSGM seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.

Students

Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with SSGM work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

Our people

Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at SSGM. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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Julien Barbara

Dr Julien Barbara joined SSGM in July 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a professional background in international relations and development and for most of the period since 2000 has worked in various policy roles in...

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Amanda Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Her PhD thesis explored the...

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Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research was undertaken in...

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