Heidi’s research in Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands, explores the currently changing diet in this region with a focus on food choice. She is exploring these changes (a heavier reliance on highly processed imported foods rather than locally grown crops) in relation to convenience and time; food sovereignty, security and health; and Indigenous knowledge and cultural maintenance. She has spent more than 8 months undertaking research in the Marovo villages of Michi, Chubikopi, Bili, Tibara and Biche and is currently in the ‘write-up’ stage of her project to be completed in mid 2015. 

Funding: Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

Advisors: Assoc Prof Annie Ross, Assoc Prof Patrick Moss, Assoc Prof Kristen Lyons

Project members

Heidi Pitman

Heidi Pitman

PhD Graduate