Visiting scholars and PhD's


Andrian Liem
Research Fellow

Andrian Liem (he/they) is a Research Fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Public Health Cluster), Monash University, Malaysia, with research interests that include clinical and health psychology, indigenous and cultural psychology, global health, migrants and refugees, gender and sexuality, and interfaith dialogue. Originally from Indonesia, he earned his PhD in psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to joining Monash, he worked at the University of Macau to assist in the development of a digital mental health app for overseas Filipino workers sponsored by the World Health Organization.

Dr Nicholas Long

Associate Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Dr Nicholas J. Long is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he works on the anthropology of Indonesia and on responses to COVID-19 in the UK and Aotearoa New Zealand. He won the 2019 Stirling Prize for Best Published Work in Psychological Anthropology for his article ‘Suggestions of Power: Searching for Efficacy in Indonesia’s Hypnosis Boom’.


Dr Wayne Palmer
Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Palmer (Bielefeld University, Germany) is a migration scholar with extensive experience providing paralegal assistance to migrant workers claiming labour and employment rights. He uses social-legal approaches to examine legal and policy frameworks that govern labour and migration.

Dr Nelly Martin-Anatias 
Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Martin-Anatias is a linguist by training. Her research interests include but are not limited to language, identity, gender, language ideology, code-switching between English and Indonesian in both film scripts and literary fiction, textual and interpretive analysis, Indonesian studies and autoethnography.

Dr Najmah Usman 
Adjunct Research Fellow

We are proud to have collaborated with Dr Usman on a DFAT funded Australia Alumni project entitled To get tested or not: A project to reduce stigma around COVID-19 and HIV testing in Indonesia. The project was incredibly important because without regular testing, illnesses such as COVID-19 and HIV can spread unchecked through communities. But because of the stigma associated with getting tested, many people do not get tested. This project addressed the issue of stigma associated with getting tested. It did this in two ways: first by understanding how stigma plays a role in stopping people getting tested; and second by developing strategies that can be implemented to ensure that stigma does not prevent people getting tested for COVID-19, HIV or other diseases.

Dr Anita Dewi
Adjunct Research Fellow

Dr Dewi is an active researcher in applied linguistics, language teaching, cultural studies, and library studies, with a focus on Indonesia and Australia. She initiated and has been actively contributing to different outreach and engagement activities, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Monash University and the Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre. She is also actively involved in various Indonesian communities beyond the academic circle in Melbourne, Australia.