Dr. Paula Vivili is the new Deputy Director-General Science and Capability. He was the Director of the Public Health Division at the Pacific Community as has held this position for six years (from 2013 to 2020). This experience will assist Dr. Vivili in his new role as it provides him with an intimate knowledge of the Pacific Community, its people, and partners. Dr. Vivili holds undergraduate degrees in Human Nutrition (University of Otago) and Medicine (University of the South Pacific) as well as a master’s degree in International Public Health (University of Sydney). In addition, he has also undertaken a World Health Organisation fellowship at the University of Auckland and Auckland Hospital in Ophthalmology.
Deputy Director-General Science and Capability (Suva)