Introducing the ACICIS Study Indonesia Team

Senior Leadership

ACICIS organisational chart 2018-2019

Liam Prince

ACICIS 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

ACICIS 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

ACICIS 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.

Janelle May

ACICIS Deputy Resident Director

Janelle May was appointed ACICIS Deputy Resident Director (DRD) in July 2018. As the DRD, Janelle works together with the RD in overseeing 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. Janelle originally joined the ACICIS team in 2013 as a Secretariat Officer in the Perth office. Janelle holds a double degree in Indonesian and Secondary Education from Curtin University and worked as an Indonesian teacher at a local high school in Perth for a number of years before pursuing postgraduate studies. She obtained her Master of Arts in Asian Studies from Murdoch University in 2014, with a focus on culture and development.

As part of her Master’s Janelle spent one semester in Yogyakarta with ACICIS on the Development Studies Immersion Program where she worked on a community development project pioneering an independent herbal village in a community in the Special Region of Yogyakarta. She also spent time in 2013 undertaking field research for her dissertation in the Greater Surakarta (Solo) area, examining the socio-economic impacts of organic rice certification for smallholder farmers in the Boyolali regency.

ACICIS Secretariat, Perth

Jason Parish

ACICIS 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 »

John McMaster

ACICIS Secretariat Coordinator

John McMaster joined the ACICIS team as a Secretariat Officer in Perth in January 2016. John has a double bachelor’s degree in Law and Arts (majoring in Security, Terrorism, and Counter-terrorism) from Murdoch University. John was appointed Secretariat Coordinator in 2019.
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Saskia Ziemann

ACICIS Marketing & Design Officer

Saskia Ziemann joined the ACICIS Perth team as a Secretariat Officer in 2016. Previous to working with ACICIS, Saskia worked as web developer/ multimedia designer for various Australian and German organisations. View Bio »

Meg McPherson

ACICIS Marketing & Student Recruitment 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

ACICIS 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 »


Adila Salma Khansa

ACICIS Yogyakarta 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. View Bio »

Bening Anisa Angger Wismawarin

ACICIS Yogyakarta Program Assistant

Bening Anisa Angger Wismawarin (Bening) holds a degree in Indonesian Language and Literature with a Bachelor of Literature from University of Gadjah Mada. During her studies, Bening worked as a Tutor at the Indonesian Culture and Learning Service (INCULS), UGM for about three years. View Bio »

Meita Enjayani 

ACICIS Yogyakarta Senior Program Assistant

Meita Enjayani (Meita) re-joined ACICIS’s Yogyakarta team as a Senior Program Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of English Education Study Program from Sanata Dharma University. She is passionate about education and teaching. She has experience in teaching English as a second language and also educating young children using Montessori method. View Bio »

Mutiara Cininta 

ACICIS Yogyakarta Program Assistant

Mutiara Cininta (Oci) holds a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Sydney in 2019 which was obtained under an Australia Awards Scholarship 2017. View Bio »

Kurniastuti Lestari 

ACICIS Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer (MSRO)

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

Finance and Administration Assistant

Gisella Yurisda Rarassari (Giselle) joined ACICIS as the Finance and Administration Assistant in 2018. She holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. View Bio »

Nayaka Imaddudin Abdus Salam

ACICIS Marketing and Student Recruitment Officer (MSRO)

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

Amalia Anindia

ACICIS Professional Practicum Coordinator for DSPP, STPP, and CADPP (Eastern Operations)

Amalia (Dea) was awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship in 2015 and now holds a Master Degree in Environmental Management and Sustainability from Monash University. Before joining ACICIS, she was involved in research and environmental advocacy projects. View Bio »

Nabila Khoiru Nisa

ACICIS Yogyakarta Program Assistant

Nabila Khoiru Nisa (Lala) began her role as a Program Assistant for the Flexible Language Immersion Program (FLIP) in January 2018. Prior to this, Lala was an administrative intern at the ACICIS Yogyakarta Office for one semester. View Bio »

Dani Prakasa Karuniawan

ACICIS Yogyakarta Program Assistant

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

Ida Kusuma Astuti

ACICIS Finance and Administration Officer

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

ACICIS Special Projects 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 Special Projects Development Manager. View Bio »

Sinta Sulistianingsih Padmi

ACICIS Yogyakarta 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 »


Helmi Wattimury

ACICIS Jakarta Program Assistant

Helmi Wattimury (Helmi) is the Jakarta Program Assistant for the Business Professional Practicum. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Universitas Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Yogyakarta.

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Novyti Wulandari

ACICIS Jakarta Program Assistant

Novyti Wulandari (Novyti) is the Jakarta Program Assistant for the Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication Design – New Media at Binus University, Jakarta. View Bio »

Bernadetta Handayani

ACICIS Jakarta Program Assistant

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

Citra Reswara Gantiaji

ACICIS Tours Coordinator

Citra Reswara Gantiaji (Citra) holds a degree in Pharmacy from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta. She joined ACICIS as an administrative intern and student buddy in January 2015. View Bio »

Wilia Paramitasari

ACICIS Jakarta and Bandung Program Coordinator

Wilia Paramitasari (Sari) joined ACICIS as the Jakarta Program Coordinator in July 2017, and in 2019 she became the Jakarta and Bandung Program Coordinator. 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 »


Ni Kadek Diana Pramesti

ACICIS Bali Program Assistant

Ni Kadek Diana Pramesti (Diana) holds a degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism Studies at Universitas Padjadjaran in 2019. She began her interest in a youth development program at Gerakan Mari Berbagi (GMB) and was selected in the GMB Youth Leadership Homestay Program in the Netherlands. View Bio »


Aulia Rahmat

Bandung Program Assistant

Aulia Rahmat (Mat) joined ACICIS as a Bandung Program Assistant in 2018, right after obtaining his International Relations degree at Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor.

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Ruth Sry Yutika

Bogor Program Assistant

Ruth Sry Yutika (Ruth) joined ACICIS as a Bogor Program Assistant in 2018. Ruth has graduated since December 2018 from the Faculty of Agriculture, majoring in Plant Protection – Bogor Agricultural University. View Bio »

Winny Faramuli

Bogor Program Coordinator

Winny Faramuli (Winny) joined ACICIS in October 2015 as a Bandung Program Assistant. In January 2018 Winny moved from Bandung to Bogor to oversee the Agriculture Semester Program, and to assist with the development of the new Agriculture Professional Practicum. View Bio »

Sessional Staff

Dr Emily Rowe

ACICIS Public Health Study Tour (PHST) Tour Leader

Dr Emily Rowe is a post-doctoral researcher who has been living in Indonesia since 1998. She is currently Asia Focal Point for Harm Reduction International, and works on the Global Fund regional Harm Reduction Advocacy in Asia project, coordinating research projects in 7 countries in Asia (India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal and the Philippines).   View Bio »

Helen Brown

ACICIS Journalism Professional Practicum (JPP) Academic Program Officer

The JPP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Helen Brown.

Helen Brown has more than 25 years’ experience in writing, speaking and analysing complex subjects and issues. She regularly travels to Asia and lived and worked in Indonesia for four years as a Correspondent for the ABC. She is the Fellow for Digital Economy at The Australia Indonesia Centre, where she keeps across tech trends and writes and presents on contemporary Indonesia and its role in Asia. View Bio »

Oka Simanjuntak

ACICIS Business Professional Practicum (BPP) Academic Program Officer

The BPP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Oka Simanjuntak.

Oka Simanjuntak has over 23 years of work experience internationally including in the USA, Brunei, Australia and Indonesia, working for several global organizations. Currently, Oka serves as the Chairman of the Australian Mining Infrastructure Resources and Energy Chamber Indonesia, and the CEO of IBD International- a business incubator for a tech-startup and a specialized engineering firm.  View Bio »

Ms Patriani Paramita Mulia

ACICIS Law Professional Practicum (LPP) Academic Program Officer

Patriani Paramita Mulia (Mita) is a practicing Indonesian advocate and an international human rights law consultant. Her legal expertise includes international human rights law, electoral disputes, constitutional challenges, cross-border disputes, general corporate and private transaction matters as well as corporate litigation. View Bio »

Dr Selvie Sinaga

ACICIS Law Professional Practicum (LPP) Academic Program Officer

Dr Sinaga is an Associate Professor of Law at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia (AJCUI) – Faculty of Law. She obtained an LLB from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, an LLM from Monash University, Australia, and a PhD in Law from University of Wollongong, Australia. View Bio »

Michael Sheehy

ACICIS Agriculture Professional Practicum (APP) Academic Program Officer

The APP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Michael Sheehy.

Mr. Sheehy is a former Australian agribusiness manager who has managed major beef cattle properties in Western Australia for BHP and the Northern Territory for the Heytesbury Pastoral Group. View Bio »

Dr Maharani Hapsari

ACICIS Development Studies Professional Practicum (DSPP) Academic Program Officer

Maharani Hapsari (Rani) is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada since 2005.
She completed her master degree in 2010 and doctoral degree in 2012 in the field of international development at Nagoya University, Japan. View Bio »

Dr Kelli Swazey

ACICIS Sustainable Tourism Professional Practicum (STPP) Academic Program Officer

The STPP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Dr Kelli Swazey.

Dr. Swazey is a cultural anthropologist who researches the complex relationship between religion and culture in defining identities in the Indonesian public, and the role that tourism plays in those View Bio »

Dr Elly Kent

ACICIS Creative Arts and Design Professional Practicum Academic Program Officer

The CADPP Academic Program Officer for 2020 is Dr Elly Kent.
Elly Kent is a translator, writer, artist and is currently a Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University’s Centre for Art History and Art Theory (CAHAT). View Bio »