Associate Professor Seeseei Molimau Samasoni

Adjunct Researcher, University of the Sunshine Coast Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

Dr Seeseei Molimau-Samasoni is a researcher at the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, where she has worked since 2009. Although formally trained in molecular bioscience and chemical genetics, Seeseei has spent most of her time in recent years leading and managing projects in agricultural R4D in Samoa with close partnerships across the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. Seeseei is the first Pacific Project Leader to lead an ACIAR project in the Pacific, when SROS became the first Pacific national organization to be a commissioned organization for an ACIAR project. In her management of this project, Seeseei encourages the Pacific partners to be the driving forces in leadership decision making for the project. Seeseei also advocates for capacity building initiatives that will lay a strong foundation for a new class of agricultural researchers in the Pacific.