Irine is currently a PhD candidate at the Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Centre, School of Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, supported by an Australia Award Scholarship. She is also a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Irine obtained her MA from the Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden, in August 2005. In September & November 2017, she participated in regional forums facilitated by UN Women & UNODC in Bangkok to discuss the formulation of national plan of action on countering and preventing violent extremism (P-CVE). From 2017-2018, Irine joined a small team led by the National Counter Terrorism Agency in developing the draft for National Action Plan on Countering/ Preventing Violent Extremism in Indonesia. Between 2007 to 2014 together with the Coalition of Anti Gender-Based Violence, she supported the adoption of UNSCR 1325 into Indonesia's National Action Plan.