Dr Apisalome Movono is a Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at Massey University.
Apisalome is the co-founder of the Laucala Beach Sustainability Society which works for the restoration and protection of the Laucala Beach Ring-Ditch Fortification site.
He has authored a number of conference papers, book chapters, and journal articles. He was awarded an East-West Centre Fellowship in 2019, and completed a World Bank Pacific Ocean Finance Fellowship in March 2020
His work seeks to create an understanding of Pacific Island people and to find solutions and long-term strategies for the many challenges Pacific Islanders face.