mindfulness, resilience, mental health, culturally-diverse group, cultural adaptation, online intervention, digital mental health
Fields of Research (FoR)Mental health services, Clinical and health psychology, Clinical psychology
Ratih is a PhD Candidate at the School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney. She is also a Casual Academic at the School of Population Health and Study Skills Mentor at the Equitable Learning Services. Ratih pursued her Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Indonesia. Before commencing her PhD study, she has been working as a clinical psychologist and lecturer in her home country. She is actively conveying ideas...view more
Ratih is a PhD Candidate at the School of Psychology, UNSW Sydney. She is also a Casual Academic at the School of Population Health and Study Skills Mentor at the Equitable Learning Services. Ratih pursued her Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Clinical Psychology from the University of Indonesia. Before commencing her PhD study, she has been working as a clinical psychologist and lecturer in her home country. She is actively conveying ideas related to promotion, prevention, and treatment of mental health problems in various discussion forums, news media, peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and giving talks on the community programs in Australia, Indonesia, and overseas. Her primary research interest includes resilience, positive mental health, mindfulness, mental health equity, and culturally responsive treatment using digital technology, particularly for culturally diverse and under-represented groups in Low and Middle-income countries (LMICs). She's now obtaining her PhD with fully funded scholarship by The Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP).
2023, UNSW Development and Research Training Grants (DRTG) for HDR Student - 1900AU$, to attend World Congress of CBT, Seoul, South Korea & European Society for Research in Internet Interventions (ESRII) Conference, Amsterdam
2022, Monash Centre for Consciousness & Contemplative Studies Conference Grants- 250AU$, to attend the Asia Pacific Mindfulness Virtual Conference, Melbourne, Australia
2022, UNSW Development and Research Training Grants (DRTG) for HDR Student - 1100AU$, to attend Muslim Mental Health Conference and Mindfulness Facilitation Workshop
2022, UNSW New Wave Founders People's Choice Prize - 1500AU$, for developing HaiMama! a digital start up that provides maternal healthcare and building literacy among mothers in Indonesia.
2022, EMERGE Research Award, Black Dog Institute - 2500AU$, for conducting randomized controlled trial of PSIDAMAI - a culturally adapted internet-based mindfulness intervention for university students in Indonesia
2022, BEST HDR Student Bursaries - 470AU$, to attend BEST Conference on Human Behavior and Decision Making, Brisbane, Australia
2021, AACBT Mid Early Career Travel Grants Award, 100AU$, registration fee waiver to attend the 41st National Conference of Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (Virtual)
2021, The Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Doctoral Research Grants - 10KAU$, to conducting research and preparing thesis submission.
PhD Cand. (UNSW), M.Psi. (University of Indonesia), S.Psi. (University of Indonesia)
2022, UNSW Arc PGC Research Student Award (Honorable Mention)
2022, People's Choice Award at the UNSW New Wave Founders Pitch Showcase
2022, People's Choice Poster Award, awarded in UNSW Postgraduate Science Showcase.
2021, UNSW Arc Postgraduate Council Higher Degree Research (HDR) Student Award
2021, Monash Herb Feith Postgraduate Award - Best Project Proposal, Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre, Monash University, Australia
2021, Project Mentoring Fellowship at the Indonesian Council Open Conference (ICOC)
2020, Best Presenter at the 2020 KPIN (Konsorsium Psikologi Ilmiah Nusantara) International e-Conference
2020, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Science Student Award, Faculty of Science, The University of New South Wales, Australia
2019, The Indonesia Endowment Fund For Education (LPDP) Doctoral Scholarship
My Research Activities
- Psychological resilience across the lifespan (i.e., adolescence to late adulthood), especially among vulnerable population, and its association with mindfulness, mental health, and other positive psychology constructs, such as gratitude, self-compassion, emotional intelligence, and well-being.
- Designing and evaluating cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and strength-based intervention programs delivered by digital technology, particularly for culturally-diverse and under-represented groups in Low and Middle-income countries (LMICs).
Current PhD research is within the field of digital mental health services under the supervision of Prof. Jill Newby (Black Dog Institute & School of Psychology), Prof. Michelle Moulds (School of Psychology), and Dr. Alison Mahoney (Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, St. Vincent's Hospital Sydney).
PhD Research Topic: Developing a culturally adapted internet-delivered mindfulness intervention for university students in Indonesia.
Ratih is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest research and developments in the field, and she believes in the importance of giving back to the community. She's actively involved in educating community related to mental health issues, by giving talks, presentations, writing articles, and volunteering in some organizations.