Lhuri is a Jardine Scholar who joined NPEU in October 2018 as a DPhil student under the supervision of Professor Maria Quigley and Dr Claire Carson. Her research project will be looking at the influence of maternity leave and employment-related factors on exclusive breastfeeding.
Maternal and child health was the area of her previous work with the Ministry of Health, health professional organisations, as well as UN Bodies including WHO and UNFPA. After the birth of her son, it has turned into an even stronger research interest and passion for her.
Prior to her DPhil study, she mainly worked as a lecturer in the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia, and spared some time to do non-profit clinical practice. She was also actively engaged in the community empowerment to educate women on various aspects of parenting and family health. Her academic qualifications include Medical Doctor and Master of Epidemiology from Universitas Indonesia and Bachelor of Medical Sciences from the University of Melbourne.