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Citra Indah Lestari

PhD Candidate - Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne

I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, Australia, exploring how low-income Indonesian women accessing and processing risk communication amidst the socio-economy changes and digital literacy during COVID-19. I am also a Risk Communication Specialist at the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Health Security.

I hold MSc International Development from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom and Bachelor of Social Science in Communication from the University of Padjadjaran, Indonesia.
Professionally, I have more than 15 years of experience in Communication and Knowledge Management Professional in the area of policy reform, innovation for social change, and community development. Prior to consulting for Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership as Risk Communication Specialist, I experience in number of development projects funded by the World Bank, the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank.


  • –present
    PhD student at the Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne


  • 2016 
    University of Birmingham United Kingdom, MSc International Development


  • 2022
    Covid-19 dan Kebingungan Masyaraka: Cermin , Demokrasi Tanpa Demos. LP3ES, 654-667