Vanessa Uiari


  • Senior Tutor (On Study Leave)
  • Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
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  • Tel: (+675) 424 1707
  • EXT: 707



Qualifications: Bachelor of Hotel Management, (Griffith University, 2001) 

Ms Uiari has a career of over twenty years, combining teaching, technical training, and industry practice. In 2001 she graduated from Griffith University, Queensland with a Bachelor of Hotel Management, after serving for almost ten years at the Holiday Inn Port Moresby, from 1993 to 2001, where the last position she held was as Assistant Manager, Rooms Division. Since graduating Ms Uiari has worked in varying capacities in teaching and training including working as a Course Coordinator and Acting Head of Department at the Port Moresby Business Training Institute and Hospitality Training College, and Head of Department at the Lae Polytechnic Institute. She is now in her sixth year of service to Divine Word University.

Ms Uiari’s interest is in curriculum development. She has contributed to the development of tourism and hospitality technical and vocational training curricula on invitation from PNG NDoE, TVET Division. In her time at Divine Word University, she has been instrumental in updating and revising the curriculum in the Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the areas of hotel and restaurant operations and management. Ms Uiari is committed to serve Divine Word University and Papua New Guinea, by continuing to develop curricula, which prepares undergraduates for “reflective practice” in an industry plagued by labour shortages and rising costs.

Ms Uiari is currenlty on study leave.