First Tongan appointed associate dean in a NZ university

A Pasifika biomedical scientist and researcher has become the first Tongan to be appointed Associate Dean at a New Zealand university.

Doctor Dianne Sika-Paotonu will be the new Associate Dean Pacific for the University of Otago in Wellington.

Dr Sika-Paotonu will be looking after the Pacific students enrolled into programmes such as medicine and radiation therapy.


Photo Twitter. Caption: Doctor Dianne Sika-Paotonu