Fleur is an experienced qualitative researcher and evaluator and is particularly interested in undertaking qualitative research with a social development focus and in the education and health sectors. She is highly adept at engaging with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to inform policy and practice.
In the last eight years, Fleur has worked as a research and evaluation consultant. She divides her time as a researcher and evaluator for Kaitiaki, for the Ministry of Social Development (Family and Community Services) and as a lead external evaluator for the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. Recently, she has also undertaken two literature reviews for the Teritiary Education Commission to contribute to informing better educational performance for Māori and Pasifika learners, and developed a best practice guideline in conjunction with Pasifika tertiary education organisations to seek better outcomes for Pacific youth.
Fleur is passionate about research and evaluation centred on contributing to better outcomes for Māori and Pasifika. Other projects she has completed include a stocktake relevant to understanding workforce needs for family violence service providers delivering to Pacific people, and qualitative research on Māori and Pasifika smoking cessation and healthy eating.
Currently Fleur is working on an evaluation of the ‘E Tu Whānau’ family violence intervention and undertaking research to understand professional development needs in the tertiary sector to contribute to better performance for Māori and Pasifika learners.
Prior to her career in research, Fleur practiced as a social services and family lawyer. She has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts conjoint degree. Fleur is of Tahitian descent and was born and raised in Gisborne.