Dr Jani Puradiredja
BA MSc PhD
Distance Learning Tutor
15-17 Tavistock Place
Dewi Ismajani – also known as Jani – has a PhD in Demography (2011) and an MSc in Health, Population and Society (2003), both from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her BA in Development and Indonesian Studies (2002) is from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). From 2004 to 2011 she worked with the HIV Epidemiology and Biostatistics Group in the Research Department of Infection and Population Health at the University College London (UCL) Medical School. She taught demography at the LSE for 2 years before becoming an ESRC-funded postdoctoral research fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2012. She is now based in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) in Hamburg/Germany but remains affiliated with LSHTM as a Distance Learning Tutor based at the Faculty of Public Health and Policy.
Jani taught demography and related subjects (incl. Demography in the Developing World, HIV/AIDS and Development, Reproductive Health Programmes, Health and Population in Contemporary Developed Societies, and Population, Economy and Society) at the LSE from 2011 to 2013. She is currently teaching biosecurity-related modules at the BNITM and is a Distance Learning Tutor based at the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at LSHTM.
Alongside her work for the German Partnership Program for Excellence in Biological and Health Security, Jani is currently co-investigator for an Australian-Research-Council funded multi-site life course study on health and socio-economic vulnerabilities in Indonesia. Her postdoctoral research focuses on HIV risk behaviour by Indonesian female sex workers and she has been co-investigator for a Wellcome Trust funded study on determinants of malaria treatment-seeking behaviour and access to early detection and treatment in Indonesia. More generally, she is interested in mixed methods research to explore determinants and pathways of health-related behaviours. Other research activities, include collaborative research at both LSE and LSHTM, and consultancy work for organisations, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the World Health Organisation.