Dr Ade Prastyani

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology

Macquarie University

Ade Prastyani received her medical degree from Universitas Indonesia in 2010, after which she practiced as a GP in a rural Community Health Centre in South Sulawesi province until 2012. She completed her postgraduate degree with the Australian National University in Culture, Health and Medicine, in which she wrote her Master’s thesis on the topic of independently-practicing nurses and primary care.

Prastyani’s ongoing doctoral research project with the Department of Anthropology in Macquarie University employs a critical gaze to forms of global governance from Indonesian tobacco farmers’ subjectivity.

Her expanding interest in critical public health and global health inequity has also been influenced by her experience working with the Centre for Health Research of the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia, the Health Work Group of the National Team for the Acceleration of Poverty Reduction, as well as being involved in the project on Indonesian mental health care carried out by the University of Sydney.