Research identifies gaps

La Trobe University anthropologist Professor Helen Lee and research associate Dr Makiko Nishitani will later this month present their research on Pacific Islander communities living in Sunraysia.

La Trobe University anthropologist Professor Helen Lee and research associate Dr Makiko Nishitani will later this month present their research on Pacific Islander communities living in Sunraysia.

ALMOST five years of research on the Pacific Islander community in Mildura and Robinvale will be presented at a public forum later this month.

Anthropologist professor Helen Lee and research associate Dr Makiko Nishitani have worked closely with Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council executive officer Dean Wickham, speaking to more than 150 people from islander backgrounds about the issues they face.

“One of the major findings is that there is an issue around Pacific Islanders seeking support within the community,” Dr Nishitani said.

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