Shazna Buksh

Assistant Lecturer

BA (USP, Fiji), PhD (USP, Fiji)

Office: CELT xxx

Research Area

Non-communicable diseases, Nutritional Psychology



Having a background in Psychology, Education and Biology, I worked and volunteered in diverse work environments as an academic, consultant and counsellor. I have been teaching Research Methods, Cross-cultural Psychology and Community and Health Psychology courses at The University of the South Pacific since 2010 and has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow in the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University since 2019. My research focuses on non-communicable disease prevention through controlling diets with a special interest in factors that influence food choice, dietary regulation, and eating appropriateness standards within Pacific communities.  My MA research focused on experiences of HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in Fiji.

Courses Taught
  • Research Methods,
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Community and Health Psychology
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