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Professor Vijay Naidu


SRT Leader – Government, Public Policy and Social Cohesion

Professor Naidu was born and educated in Fiji and the United Kingdom.   He obtained his undergraduate and masters qualifications at the University of the South Pacific (USP). He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton (Falmer), England.

He is currently Professor and Director of Development Studies, and Head of School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA), Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of the South Pacific (USP). From 2003 to 2006, he was Professor and Director of Development Studies in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science at the Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). Prior to taking up the VUW Chair, he had served in various senior positions at USP. These included Dean of Foundation Studies, Associate Professor/Reader in Sociology, Head of School of Social and Economic Development (SSED), Professor and Director of the Centre for Development Studies, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) and Acting Vice Chancellor. He has researched and published individually and jointly, 6 books and monographs, 18 reports, 80 papers and has presented more than 100 conference papers on aid, economic growth and development, ethnicity and racism, higher education, electoral politics, land tenure, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), migration, the post-colonial state, poverty and poverty reduction, child sexual abuse and the commercial sexual exploitation of children, small island states and globalisation, social protection and human security.

Phone: (+679) 323 2093
Fax: (+679) 323 1523 /323 1524
Email: naidu_v(at)usp.ac.fj


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