Dr Cherie Chu-Fuluifaga

Dr Cherie Chu-Fuluifaga is Senior Lecturer of the School of Education of Victoria University of Wellington.

Cherie was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2024 and a nominee in the Education section for the 2023 Wellingtonian of the Year.

Cherie, a distinguished senior lecturer and scholar, is deeply invested in research areas such as mentoring, human development, identity, cultural change, and leadership within Pasifika and indigenous contexts. In 2000, she founded the highly successful mentoring program for Humanities and Commerce at Victoria University of Wellington. For over 20 years, she has been dedicated to providing leadership training to Pasifika students and various communities at Victoria University of Wellington. By establishing and nurturing valuable connections with Pasifika students and staff in tertiary education, Cherie convenes a leadership network and cluster group specifically tailored for Pasifika students. Her expertise and reputation have afforded her the opportunity to represent her field at national, regional, and international forums, speaking on leader development for emerging Pasifika leaders.

Furthermore, Cherie has led leadership development programs for university students and communities throughout the Pasifika region. Her impressive track record includes leading research projects for esteemed organizations such as Ako Aotearoa, NZCER, and the Ministry of Education. Additionally, she has designed cultural training and education programs for a wide range of professionals, including judges, lawyers, optometrists, midwives, doctors, educators, teachers, youth workers, academics, and students.

As a highly esteemed Phd and Masters supervisor, Cherie is widely sought after by students across New Zealand for her exceptional expertise in and empathetic approach to supervision. Her transformative research approach not only inspires students but also contributes greatly to pushing the boundaries of knowledge in their respective fields.

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