The 39th Indonesia Forum Postgraduate Student Symposium – Program and Presenters

2020 marks the 39th Annual Indonesia Forum Postgraduate Student Symposium. The Symposium showcases the research of postgraduate students working in and on Indonesia, including PhD and Research Masters students from across Australian and Indonesian universities. The Symposium provides a key forum for students of Indonesia, regardless of their discipline, to network and share emerging ideas and research findings. At the Symposium there is a strong focus on building and extending transnational research networks between Indonesia and Australia, and sustaining an Indonesia-focused research community that is highly inclusive and supportive of the ongoing careers of current postgraduate students.

This year’s Symposium will be a virtual event using the ZOOM platform. The program features six interdisciplinary panels of papers presented by students and chaired by University of Melbourne academic staff. There is a strong emphasis on brief presentations and extensive group discussion of the work presented. The day will end with a special Round Table Discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on Indonesian researchers and research in Indonesia, and the diverse strategies and innovations people have applied to continue their research during the pandemic.

*Please note that the registration for this symposium will open on October 19, 2020.

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9.00 – 9.20 Welcome & Discussion of Symposium process

A/Prof Linda Bennett & Dr Ariane Utomo

9.30 – 11.00 Panel 1A Chair: Dr Belinda Spagnoletti

·   Indonesian women’s expectations and experiences of nutrition education during pregnancy (Widya Rahmawati – Deakin).

·   Trends and socio-demographic inequalities in the use of caesarean section in Indonesia from 1987 – 2017 (Rana Islamiah Zahroh – UoM).

·   Geographic distribution of physicians in Indonesia: has it improved in the last decade? (Likke Putri – Monash)

·   Professional boundaries and hierarchy are prominent barriers of evidence-based intervention implementation in Indonesia: a case study of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) management pathways’ implementation in primary care (Fitriana Ekawati – UoM).

Panel 1B Chair: Dr Ken Setiawan

·    Family support services in the context of deinstitutionalization in Indonesia: Preliminary findings from a survey of child welfare organizations in Bandung, West Java (Ni Luh Putu Maitra Agastya – UoM).

·   Below the iceberg: gender inclusive – multi hazard early warning system (Mujiburrahman – CDU).

·   Political economy and social justice of the marine spatial reform: A comparative study of the coastal and small islands zonation implementation in three districts in Indonesia (Naimah Talib – UoM).

·   Making home out of crises: the reworking of everyday life by evicted families in Rusunawa amid the pandemic (Clara Siagian  – ANU).

30 min Break
11.30 – 13.00 Panel 2A Chair: Dr Ariane Utomo

·   Exploring mother-daughter relationships as a health asset in the HPV demonstration program in Indonesia (Setiyani Marta Dewi – UoM).

·   Facilitators and barriers for the delivery and uptake of cervical cancer in Indonesia (Gianna Robbers – UoM).

·   Tobacco usage among school-going adolescents in Indonesia: findings from the 2015 global school-based student health survey (Zulfikar Ihyauddin – UoM)

·   Adolescent friendly health services: a scoping review of adolescents’ perspectives (Dwi Astuti Dharma Putri – UoM).

Panel 2B Chair: Dr Annisa Beta

·   Women who persist: Pathways to power in Eastern Indonesia (Longgina Novadona Bayo – UoM).

·   Women’s informal power and village development in Indonesia (Ulya Niami Efrina Jamson – UoM).

·   Media Activism: Reinterpretation and digital sisterhood by, @muslimahfeminis, @cherbonfeminist on Social Media Instagram in Indonesia (Aurora Nurhidayah Rifani – UI).

·   Representing World Autism Awareness Day in online news: Constructing autism discourses in Indonesia (Ireisha Anindya – UI).

1 hour Break
14:00 – 15:30 Panel 3A Chair: Dr Dave McRae

·   Understanding the nature of work in the disruptive technology era: research on workers of on-demand transportation sector in Indonesia (Dian Fatmawati – UoM).

·   Reforming public-private partnerships in railway infrastructure:  learning from the Jakarta monorail project debacle (Diantha Arafia Nasrullah – UoM).

·   The need of dynamic capabilities and digital business transformation (DBT) in Indonesian Creative Industry Sector (CIS) (Swasta Priambada – Swinburne).

Panel 3B Chair: A/Prof Linda Bennett

·   Symbolism of evil in Hikayat Sultan Taburat ML.259 (Juca Aiyolanda – UI).

·   Articulating local culture in youth cultural practices in Indonesia (Lilis Shofiyanti – UI).

·   #BantuanuntukWaria as a call for solidarity, medium of empowerment and foster sense of community during the COVID-19 pandemic (Michaila Shahnez Natasha – UI).

·   Enforcing criminal law: In search of a middle path approach in time of COVID-19 (Petrus Richard Sianturi – UGM)


30 min Break
16.00 – 17:00 Round Table Discussion:

Speakers: Prof Vedi Hadiz, Prof Andrew Rosser, A/Prof Linda Bennett

How has COVID-19 impacted upon Indonesian researchers & research in Indonesia?

What are the strategies & innovations people have applied to continue their research during the pandemic?