Dr Hukula

Building Safer Communities Research Program

Program Leader

Dr. Fiona Hukula is a Senior Research Fellow and Building Safer Communities Program Leader at the Papua New Guinea National Research Institute (PNGNRI).  She received a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Fiona also holds a Masters in International Criminology from the University of Sheffield and a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington. Having started in 1998 at the NRI as a project research officer, Fiona is a career policy and social researcher with over twenty years’ experience. She has authored and co-authored various publications relating to crime, urban issues and gender violence in PNG. Fiona’s research interests are in the area of urban studies, gender and socio-legal studies. Fiona represents the PNG NRI on high level national committees such as the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) and the National Action Plan against Sorcery Accusation and Related Violence (NAP SARV) Fiona serves on the board of the NGO Peace Foundation Melanesia is also a Commissioner of the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission.