Jacinta Fa’alili-FidowChief Executive Officer

Jacinta
Areas of Expertise
  • Public Health
  • Health Promotion and Community Empowerment
  • Pacific Health Research
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Trade in the Pacific
  • Child Poverty
  • Procurements and Contracting
  • Growing Up in New Zealand Study – Pacific
Education
  • BSc
  • MPH

Jacinta is the Chief Executive Officer for Moana Research, a consultancy company focused on the early years of life, particularly for Pacific peoples.  Having completed her Master of Public Health (Honours), Jacinta is studying part-time towards a PhD exploring resiliency among Pacific children within the Growing Up in New Zealand Study, in which she is also a Pacific Advisor.

Jacinta’s passion to ensure all children have optimal opportunity to thrive in New Zealand, especially Pacific children.  This determination has allowed her to serve on various advisory groups which include the Child Poverty Monitor Advisory Group.  Jacinta worked for five years at the Ministry of Health in various roles, her last one as Senior Advisor, Pacific for the Public Health Group. She arrived at the Ministry after four years’ experience at the Health Research Council where she worked as Manager, Pacific Health Research and prior to that was Quality Improvement Coordinator at WestFono.

Publications

Morton, S.M.B., Grant, C.C., Walker, C.G., Berry, S.D., Meissel, K., Ly, K., Marks, E.J., Underwood, L., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Wilson, S., Pillai, A., Kim, H. (2018). Growing Up in New Zealand: A longitudinal study of New Zealand children and their families. Transition to school. Auckland: Growing Up in New Zealand.

Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Moselen, E., Denny, S., Dixon, R., Teevale, T., Ikihele, A., Adolescent Health Research Group, Clark, T.C. (2016). Youth’12 The Health and Wellbeing of Secondary School Students in New Zealand: Results for Pacific young people. Auckland: The University of Auckland.Morton, S.M.B, Grant, C.C., Berry, S.D., Walker, C.G., Corkin, M., Ly, K., de Castro, T.G., Atatoa Carr, P.E., Bandara, D.K., Mohal, J., Bird, A., Underwood, L., Fa’alili-Fidow, J. (2017)Growing Up in New Zealand: A longitudinal study of New Zealand children and their families.  Now We Are Four: Describing the preschool years. Auckland: Growing Up in New Zealand.

Gentles, D., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Dunlop, A., Roberts, M., Ikihele, A., Percival, T., Nosa, V.  (2016). Evaluation of the pilot Tapuaki Pacific pregnancy and parenting education programme.  Pacific Journal of Reproductive Health, 1(4), 178-187.

Fa’alili-Fidow, J.  (2015).  Editorial. In: Simpson J., Duncanson M., Oben G., Adams J, Wicken A, Pierson, M, and Gallagher, S. The Health Status of Pacific Children and Young People in New Zealand 2015. Dunedin: New Zealand Child and Youth Epidemiology Service, University of Otago; 2017.

Fa’alili-Fidow, J., McCool, J., and Percival, T.  (2014). Trade and health in Samoa: views from the insiders, Biomedical Central Public Health, 14:309.

Ikihele, A., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Roberts, M.  (2014, October). Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting innovation tools. Connecting communities, policy and science: Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress 2014, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 172-173). Auckland: Public Health Association.  URL: http://www.pha.org.nz/congress2014/PHC14-proceedings.pdf

Roberts, M., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Ikihele, A.  (2014, October). Tapuaki: Pacific pregnancy and parenting programme. Connecting communities, policy and science: Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress 2014, Auckland, New Zealand (pp. 231-232). Auckland: Public Health Association.

Roberts, M., Fa’alili-Fidow, J., Ikihele, A. & Taotua, T.  (2014, September). Pacific Infant Nutrition in South Auckland, New Zealand: Barriers and Enablers.  He Huliau 2014 Conference: Community-Academic Partnerships for Pacific Health Equity, Oahu, Hawaii.

Fa’alili-Fidow, J.  (2011). Ensuring economic, health and social wellbeing for Papua New Guinea through trade. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 23(79).

Fa’alili-Fidow, J.  (2011). Pacific SUDI and stillbirth prevention.  Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3).

Fa’alili-Fidow, J.  (2013). The Health Status of Pacific Children and Young People, Pacific Health Review, Issue 19.

Fa’alili-Fidow, J.  (2012). Viewpoint: SUDI and Stillbirth in Pacific babies.  In Craig. E., Adams, J., Oben, G., Reddington, A., Wicken, A. and Simpson, J, NZ Child Youth and Epidemiology Service: The Health Status of Pacific Children and Young People, pp.35-36.  University of Otago, New Zealand.

Laverack, G. R., Ofanoa, M. M., Nosa, V. H., Faalili, J., & Taufa, S. (2007). Social and cultural perceptions of community empowerment in four Pacific Peoples in Auckland, New Zealand.

contact details

+64 9 021 748 627

Social Profiles

How can we help you?

Contact any of our team members directly via the Our Team page, or submit your enquiry online.