Dr Edmond Samuel Fehoko

PhD in Public Health - Auckland University of Technology

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Research Fellow

Biography

Edmond has worked in the tertiary field for over 10 years and is currently a Te Tomokanga Postdoctoral Fellow based at the University of Auckland. Edmond has a Bachelor of Arts (Criminology & Social Sciences), Master of Arts (Social Sciences), and a Ph.D. in Public Health from AUT University. Edmond is also the Pacific Research Lead for a Marsden Funded Research project exploring Barriers accessing Assisted Reproduction Technologies from a New Zealand perspective

Research | Current

Deckert, A., Long, N. J., Aikman, P. J., Appleton, N.S, Davies, S., Fehoko, E., Holroyd, E. Jivraj, N., Laws, M., Martin-Anatias, N., Pukepuke, R., Roguski, M., Simpson, N., Sterling, R., Trnka, S. & Tunufa’i, L. (2021). ‘Safer communities … together’? Plural policing and COVID-19 public health interventions in Aotearoa New Zealand. Policing and Society. DOI:10.1080/10439463.2021.1924169

Trnka, S., Long N. J., Aikman, P. J., Appleton, N. S., Davies, S., Deckert, A., Fehoko, E., Holroyd, E. Jivraj, N., Laws, M., Martin-Anatias, N., Roguski, M., Simpson, N., Sterling, R. & Tunufa’i, L. (2021). Negotiating risks and responsibilities during lockdown: ethical reasoning and affective experience in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. DOI: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1865417

Martin-Anatias, N.., Long N. J., Aikman, P. J., Appleton, N. S., Davies, S., Deckert, A., Fehoko, E., Holroyd, E. Jivraj, N., Laws, M., Martin-Anatias, N., Roguski, M., Simpson, N., Sterling, R., Trnka, S. & Tunufa’i, L. (2021). Lockdown Ibuism: Experiences of Indonesian Migrant Mothers during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Aotearoa New Zealand. Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific, 45. http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue45/martin-anatias2.html

Appleton, N.S, Long, N. J., Aikman, P. J., Davies, S.,Deckert, A., Fehoko, E., Holroyd, E. Jivraj, N., Laws, M., Martin-Anatias, N., Roguski, M., Simpson, N., Sterling, R., Trnka, S. & Tunufa’i, L. (2020). (Alter)narratives of ‘winning’: Supermarket and healthcare workers’ experiences of COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand. Sites: New Series, 17(2), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/sites-id471.

Fehoko, E, Hafoka, I., & Tecun, A. (2021). Holding Tightly onto Land and People During a Pandemic: Kava Pedagogies and Tertiary Learning Relationships in Digital Space. Journal of Global Indigeneity, 5(1)

Tecun, A., Fehoko, E., & Hafoka, ‘I. (2021). Faikava: A philosophy of diasporic Tongan youth, hip hop and urban kava circles. In. K. Camacho. Reppin: Critical youth studies in Oceania. University of Washington Press.

Fehoko, E. (2020). From games to gambling: An exploratory study of Tongan-born and New Zealand-born male perceptions and experiences of gambling and problem gambling in New Zealand. (Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis), AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Fehoko, E. S. (2017). The cultural classroom: The faikava as an epistemological site for teaching and learning. Paper presented at the Kava: A workshop for kava researchers and enthusiasts, Anthropology and Pacific Studies Seminar Series, The University of Waikato, April 21 

Fehoko, E. S. (2016). Pukepuke Fonua: The faikava as a cultural space for learning and maintaining Tongan identity in New Zealand. In N. Hadjigeorgiou-Evlavi (ed.), Identity, conflict and human rights: A multi-disciplinary perspective. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press

Fehoko, E. S. (2015). Social space and cultural identity: The faikava as a supplementary site for maintaining Tongan identity in New Zealand. New Zealand Sociology, 30(1), 130-139

Fehoko, E. S. (2014). An exploratory study on the faikava as an identity marker for New Zealand-born Tongan males in Auckland, New Zealand. (Unpublished Masters’ Thesis), Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.

Fehoko, E. S. (2013). From Kava to Coffee: Tongan young people in Auckland, New Zealand. In Te Momo., F, George, L., & Brown- Pulu, T. (Eds). Mana Ngakau: Community Compassion – Maori and Pasifika ‘Volunteer’ work. Massey University: Auckland. 

Teaching | Current

PACIFIC 105 - Contemporary Pacific 

PACIFIC 200 - Pacific Studies

Postgraduate supervision

Kalo Funganitao - BA Honours 

Darren Young - BA Honours

Caroline Taituave - BA Honours

Sesimani 'Ahio - MA Thesis

Distinctions/Honours

2013 - Prime Ministers Pacific Youth Awards

2016 - Ministery of Health and HRC PhD Career Development Award

2019 - Sunpix Pacific Peoples Education Award

2020 - HRC Pacific Knowledge Translation Grant

 

Areas of expertise

Kava Research

Pacific Mental Health and Addiction

Pacific Gambling and Problem Gambling

Pacific Peoples and Assisted Reproduction Technologies

Pacific Research and Evaluation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member - Auckland Council Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel

Board Member - One Tree Hill College Board of Trustees

Member - Christian World Services

Member - NCEA Pacific Peoples Review Panel

Member - Consumer Council CMDHB

Member - Research Committee CMDHB

Ministerial Appointment for the Ministry of Health - Advisory Committee for Assisted Reproduction Technologies

Contact details

Primary office location

FALE PASIFIKA - Bldg 275
Level 1, Room 120
20 WYNYARD ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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