Hafizah Jusril has studied in Indonesia and Australia and recently completed a Master of Health Communication at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Hafizah’s interest area includes researching NCDs, with a focus on obesity prevention. She has previously worked with UNICEF Indonesia on an adolescent nutrition policy mapping project which provided insight into Indonesia’s double burden of malnutrition. Her recent project on evaluating a national communication campaign on stunting in Indonesian remote areas taught her on the importance of employing a mix of methods to encourage behavioural change.
Her experience in conducting collaborative research between Australia and Indonesia has fostered her interest in research that can be beneficial for the shared challenge of obesity prevention. She recognises that the adolescent population of Indonesia is vulnerable to NCDs and is dedicated to spreading research outcomes through local networks and expanding collaborative