Vijay Naidu is currently a Visiting Professor at Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) on leave from University of the South Pacific (USP). He has been Professor and Director of Development Studies at USP and VUW. He has served in many academic leadership positions at USP including as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor. His research interests cover several areas including constitutional changes and political development in Fiji. He has been actively engaged in non-governmental organisations including the Citizens Constitutional Forum in Fiji. Vijay Naidu participated in the second Melbourne Forum in 2017.