Yvonne Underhill-Sem

Associate Professor Yvonne Te Ruki-Rangi-O-Tangaroa Underhill-Sem teaches and researches in Development Studies at the University of Auckland and is the current Director of the New Zealand Institute of Pacific Research
Alternate Name:
Yvonne Te Ruki‐Rangi‐O‐Tangaroa Underhill‐Sem

Are there only winners? Labour mobility for sustainable development in the Pacific

After more than 10 years of established seasonal work schemes in Australia and New Zealand, this report focuses on seasonal labour mobility in the context of a policy assessment framework that addresses both wins and losses when considering a sustainable future for labour mobility in...
Journal article

The nexus between climate change, mental health and wellbeing and Pacific peoples

Much of the health research on climate change in the Pacific is dominated by the vulnerability of ecosystems and only recently have mental health impacts of climate change been recognised by public health experts. Although the research is still limited, it is projected that disruption...
Literature review

Labour mobility in the Pacific: a systematic literature review of development impacts

This report provides a fresh understanding of the links between labour markets in Pacific counties and those in New Zealand and Australia.

Academic work as radical practice: getting in, creating a space, not giving up

Active scholarly citizens bring intellectual agility that allows for creative, imaginative, and just development thinking and practice.