Professor Richard Coll went to the University of Canterbury where he completed a BSc in Chemistry. After many years working as an industrial chemist, Professor Coll returned to University and completed a PhD in Chemistry. His first academic appointment was as a Chemistry Lecturer at USP where he worked from 1990-1995. Upon completion of his contract at USP, Professor Coll returned to New Zealand where he took up an appointment at the University of Waikato in Hamilton. At Waikato Professor Coll led the development of an innovative degree where students studying for a science major spend considerable amounts of time working in industry related to their majors. He became very interested in understanding how students might better learn science, and so completed a second doctoral degree, in science education, through Curtin University in Perth, in Western Australia - studying part time by the distance mode. Professor Coll rose rapidly through the ranks at Waikato, and as well as being promoted to full Professor, he was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for teaching and learning. He served as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Fiji in 2014, before taking up the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching & Student Services) at USP in January 2015.
Karyn joined the University in 2011 after previously working in the banking sector, UNDP and UNISDR. She holds a Bachelor of Business degree from CQU, a Post Graduate Diploma and Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Affairs from USP. A keen sportsperson, Karyn is also a dual international having represented Fiji at various competitions around the world winning several accolades in badminton and hockey.
Evonne Inia-Taufaga has over 17 years experience at the University. She has worked in various roles and departments across the University including in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Pacific TAFE and the Centre for Flexible Learning. Her interests include Early Childhood Education and philanthropy.
Sujlesh joined the office as the Accreditation Project Coordinator in 2015. Prior to this, she was working in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) as the Accreditation Officer, focused on coordinating programme accreditation and reviews. She has a Masters degree in Chemistry and has been a tutor, laboratory supervisor and demonstrator with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) in FSTE at USP.
Dorothy Spiller is a consultant in the Office of the DVC LTSS with a particular brief to review and enhance course and programme design as well as promote the development of aligned and fit for purpose assessments. Dorothy has a background in teaching at the secondary and tertiary levels. She lectured in English Literature in South Africa and worked for 23 years in student learning support and teaching development at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. She has a number of publications in higher education journals and in contributions to edited books.