Staff Profile: Julian Lawakeli

Assistant Lecturer

Office: CELT Room 210
Tel. Ext.: +679-323-1817


BCom. Management Public Admin and Industrial Relations. (2011, USP); MA Diplomacy & International Affairs (2017, USP)

Research Area

policing, stressful events, psychosocial impact, coping, Self-care


Julian, prior to joining the School of Social Sciences at the University of the South Pacific, worked for many years with the Fiji Police Force serving in the following policing areas: General Law Enforcement, Maritime Enquiries, Drugs Unit, Community Policing, Crime Scene and Fingerprint Analysis under the Criminal Investigations Department, Research & Strategic Planning Unit, HR Policy Analyst, and Internal Affairs Unit and most recently managed the Fiji Police Welfare Insurance Scheme.

Courses taught:

  • PP 101 Contemporary Issues in Pacific Policing
  • PP 201 Comparative and International Policing
  • PP 202 Police and Society in the Pacific
  • PP 300 Action Research in a Police Context
  • PP 301 Police Leadership and Command Management
  • PP 302 Ethical Dimensions in Policing

Research Interests:

Julian is currently working in collaboration with Mr. Soro Ramacake on a Routledge Book Chapter – The Psychological Wellbeing of Fiji Police Officers

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