ACICIS Staff Members

Senior Leadership

ACICIS organisational chart 2018-2019

Liam Prince

Consortium Director

Liam Prince was appointed ACICIS Consortium Director in July 2018. As Consortium Director, Liam provides executive leadership of ACICIS and is responsible for all aspects of the consortium’s operations— both in Australia and Indonesia.

Liam joined ACICIS’ Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in 2012. Prior to taking up the role within the Secretariat, Liam was working closely with then ACICIS Consortium Director, Professor David Hill AM, on an ALTC Teaching Fellowship focused on developing a national plan for the future of Indonesian language studies in Australian universities.

From 2014-2018 Liam served as ACICIS Secretariat Manager, heading a small team at the consortium’s national secretariat at The University of Western Australia in Perth.

Liam completed his initial undergraduate studies in Economics and Indonesian at The University of Western Australia in 2006. In 2012 he obtained First Class Honours in Indonesian from UWA’s School of Social and Cultural Studies. His dissertation, entitled “All the Way with OVJ: Javanese theatre on Indonesian television – A case study of Trans7’s Opera Van Java, examined the reinvention of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Javanese theatrical traditions for early twenty-first-century Indonesian television audiences.  Liam spent a semester as a student in Yogyakarta with ACICIS in 2000 and has ever after been scheming at ways various and novel to get himself back to Indonesia.

Assoc/Prof David Reeve

Deputy Consortium Director

Associate Professor David Reeve is the ACICIS Deputy Consortium Director and Study Tour Coordinator.

Prof Reeve has been visiting Indonesia for over 40 years, as a diplomat, researcher, historian, visiting lecturer, beach comber and project manager. He has lived in Indonesia for eleven years, and worked at four Indonesian universities. He was a founding lecturer in the Australian Studies program at Universitas Indonesia in the 1980s. He had a three-year stretch at Universitas Gadjah Mada and Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang in the 1990s, as resident director for the ACICIS program. He has written on Indonesian politics, Indonesian language, and Australian-Indonesian relations. David retired from his position at UNSW in July 2006.

Prof Reeve has great experience in the development of Indonesian language tertiary teaching materials and curriculum design, and LOTE teacher education requirements. His experience includes head of the materials development section of the Teaching Indonesian as a Foreign Language TIFL project 1992-1994, the CAUT Independent Listening materials project for Indonesian, 1994-1995; the DEET ILOTES dissemination of TIFL project materials project in 1995, the NALSAS Indonesian videos project 1996-1998, teacher training for the NSW LOTE teachers at UTS in the 1990s, and training for NSW community schools teachers in the mid-1990s.

Dr Adrian Budiman

Resident Director

Dr Adrian Budiman joined ACICIS in early 2016 as the Deputy Resident Director, serving in the role until the end of 2017. In January 2018 Adrian was appointed Resident Director (RD). In his capacity as RD, Adrian oversees all aspects of the delivery and management of ACICIS programs in Indonesia, including provision of academic supervision and pastoral care support services for students undertaking study in Indonesia through ACICIS. The RD also serves as ACICIS’ primary liaison with Indonesian authorities and universities.

Adrian received his PhD in Media Arts and Studies from Ohio University in 2008, an MA in International Affairs from the same institution in 2003 and an undergraduate degree in Management from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Prior to his position at ACICIS, he served as a faculty member at the School of Multimedia Technology and Communication and Deputy Director for the Centre of International Affairs and Cooperation at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).

Adrian has published extensively on media issues and the emergence of social media in Southeast Asia. He also serves as a consultant at UNICEF on Communication for Development (C4D), the Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD, 2010), instructor for media monitoring at the Academy of Educational Development (AED, 2008), and as the coordinator for the Indonesian Broadcast Journalists project at NBC 4, Columbus, Ohio in 2007. Adrian has also worked in the private sector in various management positions in Indonesia between 1992 – 2000.

ACICIS Secretariat, Perth

Daisy Aldam

Marketing & Student Recruitment Coordinator

Daisy Aldam interned at the Perth ACICIS office as a Secretariat Officer in 2019 and then returned in 2020 to work on some of the Secretariat’s strategic marketing plans. Daisy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies and Indonesian) and a Diploma (French) from the University of Western Australia. View Bio »

Jason Parish

Secretariat Accountant

Jason Parish joined the ACICIS Perth team as an accountant in 2017 to assist with financial reporting for the Secretariat and for future statutory reporting requirements. View Bio »

Meg McPherson

Secretariat Coordinator

Meg McPherson joined the ACICIS Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in 2009. Meg holds a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) and a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communication) from Curtin University. View Bio »

Matthew Satchwell

Student Administration Coordinator

Matthew Satchwell joined ACICIS’ Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in July 2013. Matt has recently completed an Honours degree in Arts (Asian Studies) at the University of Western Australia (UWA), writing his dissertation on Corporate Social Responsibility in the context of a major oil and gas project in Bojonegoro, East Java. View Bio »


Yensan Theresa

Graphic Design and Digital Media Officer

Yensan Theresa joined ACICIS as the Graphic Designer and Digital Media Officer in May 2023. Yensan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Media Communications and Advertising from LSPR Jakarta in 2018. During her studies, Yensan joined the student club LSPR Advertising Society as the club president and LSPR Climate Change Champion Club (4C) as a part of the communication team.

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Dhira Rozaandiar

Program Assistant

Dhira joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant in 2022 to assist with Tours and Intensive Programs. Dhira holds a Bachelor of Letters from Sanata Dharma University (USD). During his final year, Dhira participated in a one-semester exchange program at Handong Global University, the Republic of Korea, in which he was fully immersed in Korean culture, language, and society.

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Gisella Yurisda Rarassari

Finance and Administration Officer

Giselle joined the ACICIS Finance and Administration department in 2018. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. In 2013, she had the opportunity to participate in a Harvard World Model United Nation (HWMUN), held in Melbourne, Australia, and as a speaker for issues in Special Politics.

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Berlin Adi Pranedya

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Berlin holds a Bachelor of Education (English Language Education) from Sanata Dharma University. Prior to joining ACICIS as a Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer, Berlin worked as an Indonesian language instructor for foreigners and has worked with Peace Corps volunteers, diplomats from multiple countries, including Australia, and Fulbright researchers.

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Elis Zuliati Anis

Student Administration Officer

Elis joined ACICIS in July 2022 as the Student Administration Officer. She holds a master degree in Communication and Development Studies from Ohio University, USA and PhD Candidate in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Western Australia. She currently services as a non-tenured lecturer at Universitas Ahmad Dahlan and has worked at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Gadjah Madjah University.

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Arifiana T.P Wardhani

Program Assistant

Arifiana T.P Wardhani (Tata) graduated from the Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada, minoring in international law. Prior to her position in ACICIS, she was a legal officer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada with more than two years of experience in handling contracts and cooperation with various partner institutions. In 2019, she joined the internship program at the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, where she gained international exposure and cultural experience.

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Masterina Meta Sekarsarimurti 

Program Assistant

Masterina Meta Sekarsarimurti (Sekar) is an English Letters Graduated student from Sanata Dharma University in 2019. View Bio »

Adila Salma Khansa

Program Assistant

Adila Salma Khansa (Khansa) holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from
Universitas Gadjah Mada. Her first involvement with ACICIS was in 2016 when she joined ACICIS
Yogyakarta as an administrative intern for one semester.

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Kurniastuti Lestari

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Kurniastuti Lestari (Ayi) joined ACICIS in November 2018 as the Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer. She was awarded a scholarship from the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) in 2016 and she obtained a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Monash University Australia in July 2018. View Bio »

Nayaka Imaddudin Abdus Salam

Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer

Nayaka Imaddudin Abdus Salam (Nayo) holds a degree in International Marketing with a Bachelor of Economics from University of Gadjah Mada. View Bio »

Dani Prakasa Karuniawan

Program Coordinator

Dani Prakasa Karuniawan (Dani) holds a degree in English Language Education from Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa University, Yogyakarta. View Bio »

Ida Kusuma Astuti

Finance and Administration Coordinator

Ida Kusuma Astuti (Ida) joined ACICIS as Assistant Office Manager in January 2016. Ida holds a Bachelor Degree in Management from the Faculty of Economics of Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University in 2013. View Bio »

Sherly Rosa Senja

Project Development Manager

Sherly Rosa Senja (Sherly) re-joined ACICIS’s Yogyakarta team as Yogyakarta Program Coordinator in 2016 after finishing her MA in Applied Linguistics for TESOL from Durham University, England and is now the Project Development Manager. View Bio »

Sinta Sulistianingsih Padmi

Program Manager

Sinta Sulistianingsih Padmi is the ACICIS Program Manager in Yogyakarta. Previous to working with ACICIS, Sinta studied at the English Department of Gadjah Mada University’s Faculty of Cultural Sciences. She completed her undergraduate degree in August 2007 with a major in English literature. View Bio »


Rama Ananda

Program Assistant

Rama Ananda is an ACICIS Program Assistant for the Professional Practicum programs based in Jakarta. An alumni awardee of the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA), Rama spent some time in 2021 at the University of Pennsylvania, studying under the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School of Communication.

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Michelle Tjugito

Program Assistant

Michelle joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant to assist with the Professional Practicum programs in Jakarta. Michelle earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. From the beginning, she gradually developed her expertise in indigenous, marginalised, and heterogeneous communities.

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Carolus Suksmo Praksono

Program Assistant

Carlo joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant in 2022 to assist with Tours and Intensive Programs. Carlo graduated from Sanata Dharma University majoring in English Education. He spent his high school in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea which motivates him to learn more about languages and cultures from overseas.

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Ario Bimo Seno

Program Assistant

Bimo joins the ACICIS team as a Program Assistant to assist with the Professional Practicum programs in Jakarta. Bimo is a Corporate Communications Graduate from Atma Jaya Catholic University in 2021.

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Michael Vegeta

Program Assistant

Michael Vegeta (Michael) is a graduate of Sanata Dharma University’s English Letters Department. Previously, Michael was a volunteer for the 2019 VYL’s (Victoria Young Leaders) as a Student Liaison Officer. Now, Michael joins ACICIS as a Program Assistant.

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Helmi Wattimury

Program Coordinator

Helmi Wattimury (Helmi) is the ACICIS Program Coordinator. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta.

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Bernadetta Handayani

Program Coordinator

Bernadetta Handayani (Yani) is the ACICIS Program Coordinator. Yani graduated from Atma Jaya Catholic University majoring in Hospitality and Tourism. View Bio »

Wilia Paramitasari

Program Manager

Wilia Paramitasari (Sari) joined ACICIS as the Jakarta Program Coordinator in July 2017, and in 2019 she became the Jakarta and Bandung Program Coordinator. In 2022 she became the Program Manager. She holds a Bachelor degree in English Education from Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Banten. Sari’s first immersive experience of Australian culture was as a participant on The Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP) in 2010. During her time on AIYEP, Sari served as the group leader for the Indonesia delegation, and headed up community development education projects in Wakatobi, South East Sulawesi. View Bio »

Sessional Staff

Dr Amelia (Lia) Sidik

Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum (CADPP)
Co-Academic Program Officer

The CADPP Co-Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Dr Lia Sidik.

Lia has more than 20 years of experience in the creative industry. Her agency, lia s. Branding & Design team has been worked with high-profile Indonesian companies such as Museum Nasional, Gudang Garam, Mataram Paint, Kompas Gramedia group, Bank Indonesia, as well as a variety of international organisations such as the United Nations, USAID, DFAT, and OXFAM. View Bio »

Dr Ella S. Prihatini

Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) Academic Program Officer

The JPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Dr Ella Prihatini.

Ella is a faculty member at Bina Nusantara (Binus) University in Indonesia. Prior to joining Binus University in March 2020, she was a teaching fellow at the University of Western Australia/UWA (2017-2019) and a lecturer in the Department of International Relations at President University (July 2013-February 2015). Ella has also developed over 10 years of experience in journalism (2004-2015) as a journalist of the ANTARA Indonesian News Agency. She has received extensive data gathering and reporting training in various countries including Japan, Australia, Qatar, and the UK. View Bio »

Alia Mirza Fatmala

Business Professional Practicum Co-Academic Program Officer

The BPP Co-Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Alia Mirza.

Alia is the Owner and Founding Director of the Great Network Indonesia, a digital marketing agency that manages several businesses, from beauty and fashion brands, educational institutions, restaurants, hotels, and to national corporations. Alya also owns several businesses on her own ranging from guesthouses, tour and travel agencies, coffee shop, agribusiness, and a crypto money changer. View Bio »

Pranoto Iskandar

Law Professional Practicum (LPP) Academic Program Officer

The LPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Pranoto Iskandar.

Mr Iskandar is the Founding Director of the Institute for Migrant Rights and is an O’Brien Fellow at the Faculty of Law, McGill University. 

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Dr Ari Rakatama

Agriculture and Business Professional Practicum (APP/BPP) Academic Program Officer

The APP/BPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Dr Ari Rakatama.

Ari is an Environmental and Agricultural Economist with more than 15-years of experience working in the field of agriculture, forestry, environment, and sustainable development.  View Bio »

Dr Emily Rowe

Public Health Study Tour (PHST) Tour Leader

Dr Emily Rowe is an Australian born, Bali based health anthropologist and public health specialist with over 15 years’ experience managing, working on and coordinating public health projects and research activities related to gender, HIV, sex workers, LGBTQI people, people who use drugs, harm reduction, people with disabilities, prison health and sexual and reproductive health rights. View Bio »

Dr Maharani Hapsari

Development Studies and Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (DSPP/STPP) Academic Program Officer

The DSPP/STPP Academic Program Officer for Summer 2023 is Dr Maharani Hapsari.

Maharani Hapsari (Rani) is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

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