Dr Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo, Fellow School of Demography

Dr Utomo started her career at School of Demography ANU in 2001, as a postdoc. She won the Merdeka Fellowship Award from the Australian Government-DETYA to work on her postdoc. She has been teaching Social Research Methodology; and Gender and Population for postgraduate students since 2002. Utomo is a chief investigator for three research: The Greater Jakarta Transition to Adulthood Longitudinal Survey and documentary film from the study “Voices from Jakarta”; Ageing in Rural Indonesia; Gender and Reproductive.

She has been successful in gaining ARC funding for Harmful Sexual Practices in Southeast Asia (2005-2008) and Indonesian Young Adults Transition to Adulthood Study (2008-2011; 2012-2015). Her longitudinal study on Transition to Adulthood in Greater Jakarta has been awarded funding from WHO, Ford Foundation and National University of Singapore.  In 2008 she received the Australian Development Research Award from DFAT to work on Integrating Gender and Reproductive Health Issues in the Indonesian National Curricula. In 2014 Utomo become a research associate with CEPAR and received funding on her new research on ageing in rural Indonesia (Gunung Kidul, Kebumen and Agam). This pilot research is then developed into a bigger study covering in addition seven villages and received ARC funding (2016-2018). For all her research Utomo has worked collaboratively with Pro. Peter McDonald.  Her research interest is on young people, demographic bonus, life course, reproductive health, ageing, gender and women empowerment, social change and development policy. Her research has concentrated on Indonesia and more lately on Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.





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