Senior Lecturer, Humanitarian Emergency and Disaster Management, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society, Charles Darwin University

Prior to joining Charles Darwin University, Jonatan worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore where he led climate change adaptation, food security and disaster risk reduction research in that role.

He served as a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC) and a Willis Research Fellow at Institute of Catastrophe and Risk Management - NTU. He also previously held positions as as a PhD researcher with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security in Bonn (Germany) and as an Indonesia Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School (USA) (Cambridge, MA). In his professional career, he has also worked with the United Nations, international NGOs and the private sector


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Humanitarian Emergency and Disaster Management, Charles Darwin University


  • 2011 
    University of Bonn, Germany, Disaster governance
  • 2005 
    University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, Environment and International Development