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Anne Suryani is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. She holds a PhD in Educational Psychology with a Mollie Holman Medal for the best doctoral thesis in education. Anne has extensive experience working in a range of government-funded, consultancy and grant-based educational research in the Asia-Pacific Region. She has strong quantitative skills and experience in large-scale survey design and analysis as well as longitudinal and comparative studies. Her current research focuses on preparing future teachers, drawing upon educational psychology and cross-cultural studies to inform these practices. Anne’s research interests include teacher motivation, teacher education, teacher professional development, religious tolerance education, and educational policy. 

She is currently working on her monograph titled ‘How tolerant should we be of intolerance?’. This book discusses Indonesian student teachers’ experience of religious diversity and in/tolerance as well as how religious beliefs can shape the way future teachers view their teaching practices and pedagogies. 

In December 2022, Anne received the Australia-Indonesia Institute Studies and Cultural Leadership Award in recognition of her LIFT Studies initiative.

Project website: Leading to Improve Future Teachers (LIFT) Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Educational Psychology, PhD, Monash University

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

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