Dr Roannie Ng Shiu
Convenor of Pasifika Australia & Research Fellow
Australian National University
BA, BCom, PG Dip (Arst), MA (HONS), PhD
Dr Roannie Ng Shiu is a human geographer whose work focuses on health, education and sport in the Pacific region. Her PhD examined the health and education inequalities and inequities for Pacific communities in New Zealand by focusing on Pacific health workforce development.
As Convenor of Pasifika Australia she provides academic leadership of the ANU’s Pasifika Australia Program, an equity and outreach program. As a Research Fellow for SSGM Roannie has been involved in a number of different range of research projects including sports diplomacy and development; leadership in the Pacific; elections and politics in Samoa; and cross-cultural research for Pacific labour mobility.
Her work involves developing collaborative partnerships with Pasifika communities, universities in the Pacific region and development partners focused on the Pacific
Prior to coming to the ANU Roannie lectured at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland and was a research analyst for the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs in New Zealand. She currently serves on the NRL Pasifika Advisory Board and the Lifeline Pasifika Reference Group.