Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi joined IIASA in September 2017 as Research Scholar with the World Population (POP) Program. She is part of the team working under a 2017 ERC grant to make an unconventional cross-disciplinary contribution to advancing the discussion around and search for broadly acceptable and empirically measurable quantitative indicators of socioeconomic progress and long-term human well-being that can serve as criteria for judging sustainable development.
Dr. Lijadi completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology at the University of Macau in 2015. Her PhD dissertation won the 2015 ATLAS.ti Award for the best dissertation using qualitative methods at PhD level from the International Institute of Qualitative Method, University of Alberta. In her dissertation, she developed and implemented an online asynchronized focus group discussion using social media for hard-to-reach participants, and employed the Collage Life-story Elicitation Technique for semi-structured interviewing of children as young as seven years old.
Dr. Lijadi received her master’s degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from the University of Saint Joseph in Macau. Prior to joining IIASA, she worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Macau. She continues independent research with collaborators, publishing academic papers on the topic of social change, and is currently working on a book chapter about Third Culture Kids: Identity construction and wellbeing of high mobility individuals. In 2015, she received KS Yang Grants from the Association of Asian Social Psychology for her research on “Social change, Collective and Personal Future in Macau”.
Dr. Lijadi is a member of the Research Network Committee of Family in Global Transition, an annual conference forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them, for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.
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