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Sereima Naisilisili
Sereima Naisilisili
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B.Ed [Sth Pc.], MA in Development Studies [Sth Pc.], PhD  [Sth Pc.]

Designation: Lecturer

Room: H431

Courses taught/teaching

  • ED153 -  Education and Society,
  • ED158 -  Introduction to Non-Formal education
  • ED258 - Adult Learning  
  • ED358 - Community Education

Teaching/Work experience: 30 + years of work experience

Research Interests: Traditional Knowledge Systems, Non-formal Education and Decolonizing  Research Methodologies.

Current Research Project: Investigating ciguatera fish poisoning in Fiji water hotspots – traditional ecological knowledge and biological processes of occurrence and accumulation in seafood. In collaboration with the School of Biological Science, FSTE.

Research Supervision: 3 Masters and 2 PhD students

Consultancies: Research Skills Development (RSD)

Committees and Community engagement:

  • SOED Postgrad Committee
  • FALE Rep to Pacific TAFE ASQC
  • School Grievances Committee
  • SOED Marketing Committee
  • Pastoral Counselling: Integrating Narrative Practice with Indigenous Frameworks with PTC.
Publications in USP Electronic Research Repository


  • Nabobo-Baba, U; Naisilisili, S; Bogitini, S; Baba, T and Lingham, G, (2012). Rural and remote schools in Udu.  Am second author to the book which examines university services in remote and rural places with a focus on Udu schools and community. The book was launched in April, 2012.


  • Naisilisili,S. (2012). ‘Iluvatu: an exploratory study of Cu’u Indigenous Knowledge and implications for Fijian education. The thesis explores issues of education from the indigenous paradigm and uses an indigenous research framework called ‘Iluvatu  in the study. 

Conference papers 

  • Naisilisili, S. 2013. Community-based parenting in the Cu’u culture. In:  APCEIU publication,. A guide to Teaching Educators on EIU, MDGs and Caring in the Pacific. Seol: LEE Seunhwan. 
  • Naisilisili, S. 2013. ‘Iluvatu: an indigenous Framework. In : Otunuku, Nabobo-Baba and Fua, Of Waves, winds and wonderful things. A decade of rethinking Pacific Education. Suva: USP Press.
  • Naisilisili, S. 2015. Iluvatu: A decolonizing research framework capturing the “Other” knowledge. In: IIDRC Proceedings. Auckland: Nga Pae O Te Maramatanga.
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