Ms Tina Newport
Kia orana tatou, I am a development practitioner and researcher with a social work and education background living in the Cook Islands. I joined the Development Studies PhD programme in 2014 which offered a unique opportunity to be supervised by another Cook Islands woman with expertise in Pacific development.
Research | Current
Doctoral Thesis: Cook Islands policy space, sovereignty and climate change mobility. A case study.
Supervision: Associate Professor Yvonne Underhill-Sem and Professor John E. Hay
My research investigates how the Cook Islands as a 'large ocean' state with a particular sovereign relationship with New Zealand, is able to negotiate its development future when addressing a cross border issue like climate change mobility.
Research interests include: Pacific development, policy space, policy sovereignty, Climate change, migration, Oceanic Island state development; Indigenous and indigeneity research and theorising
Commonwealth Scholarship 2014 - pressent
Areas of expertise
Newport, C. (2017). Cook Islands. The Contemporary Pacific, 29(1), 127-134
Newport, C. (2016). Cook Islands. The Contemporary Pacific, 28(1), 204-211.
Newport, C. (2015). Cook Islands. The Contemporary Pacific, 27(1), 251-258.
Newport, C. A. (2016). Alternative perspectives of development. Schech, Susanne (Ed.). 2014. Development perspectives from the antipodes. London and New York: Routledge, 205 pp., GBP85.00, hbk, ISBN: 978-0-415-72117-2 doi:10.1111/apv.12138
Development Studies Advisory Board, 2016 - current
International Small Islands Studies Association, 2015 - current