The current staff of the PLU, with their research interests and other areas of expertise, are:
- John Lynch, BA Sydney, PhD Hawai’i
Professor of Pacific Languages and Director of the Unit
Oceanic languages, especially languages of Vanuatu; history of languages of the Pacific; pidgin and creole languages; language change; dictionaries; orthography design.
- Robert Early, BA Victoria University of Wellington, BD Melbourne College of Divinity, MA Aucland, PhD Australian National University
Descriptive studies of Pacific languages, especially Polynesian languages and the languages of central Vanuatu; translation theory and practise; linguistic typology; computer applications in language studies.
- Hannah Vari-Bogiri, Cert. Ed. (ESL & FFL) St Mark & St John, BA, Grad. Dip. Ling., MEd Hons James Cook University
English and French as Second/Foreign Languages; multilingualism; Araki (Southwest Santo), Raga (Pentecost) and other languages of northern Vanuatu.
Carol Aru (PG Dip. Ling.)
Véronique Puech (PhD): Multilingualism and Education in Vanuatu
Helen Tamtam (PhD): Literacy in Vanuatu
Hannah Vari-Bogiri (PhD): A descriptive grammar of Raga
Jane Kanas (PG Dip Ling (1998), MA (2002))
John Tangalobani (PG Dip Ling (2002))