Dr Edmond Samuel Fehoko
PhD in Public Health - Auckland University of Technology
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
Kalo Funganitao - BA Honours
Darren Young - BA Honours
Caroline Taituave - BA Honours
Sesimani 'Ahio - MA Thesis
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
Pacific Mental Health and Addiction
Pacific Gambling and Problem Gambling
Pacific Peoples and Assisted Reproduction Technologies
Pacific Research and Evaluation
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