Wellbeing Science Institute
David's PhD research on managing Pacific athletes in professional sport provides much-needed insights and strategies into diversity management and the importance of Pacific athlete wellbeing.
Teacher Training Association
David has a proven history in creating and facilitating culturally responsive workshops and courses. His engagement strategies and resources are invaluable.Teacher Tr
Talanoa Consultancy possesses deep expertise on Pacific Islanders in sport. David consistency produces professional and high quality work in a timely fashion.
National Rugby League
David has pioneered initiatives that continue to unite and provide pathways for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people to thrive in our game. When you combine his unique professional experiences and qualifications, he is well-placed to support organisations who are wanting to improve diversity engagement in sport.
Dr David Lakisa has worked across private and public sectors of sport and education for the past two decades. He is of Samoan (Polynesian) ancestry and possesses a unique blend of personal and professional experiences. His PhD and Masters research focussed on the intersections of Pacific culture, workplace diversity management (University of Technology Sydney Business School) and international sport management (Southern Cross University). David was the inaugural Pacific Islander Coaching and Development officer at New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL), a former health and physical education teacher and sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education (2008 - 2016). He is currently a coordinator of religious education programs in regions across Australia and the Pacific.