Elan Lazuardi

Postgraduate Research

Research Areas: HIV & Sexual Health Risk & Risk Reduction, Living with and Treatment of Serious & Chronic Conditions

Research Topic: Appropriating Test and Treat - an ethnography of HIV test and treat practice in decentralised urban Indonesia
Supervisors: A/Prof Christy Newman, Dr Stephen Bell

Degree: PhD
Enrolled: The Kirby Institute
Additional Supervisor: Dr Bradley Mathers 

Elan earned a bachelor degree in Cultural Anthropology at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia and MA in Anthropology of Media at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Before coming to UNSW, she worked as a researcher in Centre for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Cultural Sciences in Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. She is currently enrolled in a doctoral degree at The Kirby Institute, supervised by Dr Stephen Bell and Dr Bradley Mathers, and is jointly supervised by Dr Christy Newman at the Centre for Social Research in Health.

Research summary

Under the now globalised ‘Test & Treat’ strategy, clients are expected to learn ways of disciplining their bodies to prevent themselves becoming infected and then infecting others with HIV. Health practitioners and policy makers involved in HIV test and treatment programs are expected to develop effective strategies for (re)producing and distributing this knowledge on the ground. There is a need to better understand how a global health strategy such as Test & Treat is translated in practice within local health services, as well as how it is understood and enacted by clients.

The primary objective of this study is to understand how a global HIV intervention strategy is being adopted and refashioned at national and local levels, by clinics and clients, through a case study of current HIV treatment in Indonesia. This study proposes to use an ethnographic approach that will integrate different methods of data collection, including observation, in-depth interviews and group discussion as well as archival work.

Publications

Academic Publications

Spooner, C. Saktiawati, A.M.I., Lazuardi, E., Worth, H., Subronto, Y.W., Padmawati, R.S. 2015. “Impacts of stigma on HIV risk for women who inject drugs in Java: a qualitative study”. International Journal of Drugs Policy, Vol. 26: 1244-1250. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2015.07.011)

Saktiawati, A.M.I., Worth, H., Lazuardi, E., Spooner, C., Subronto, Y.W., Padmawati, R.S. 2013. “I just trust him: the notion of consideration as barrier to condom use amongst women who inject drugs in Central Java”. World Journal of AIDS Vol. 3, No. 4: 298-304. (doi: 10.4236/wja.2013.34038).

Lazuardi, E., Worth, H., Spooner, C., Saktiawati A.M.I., Subronto Y.W, Padmawati R.S. 2012. “Boyfriend and Injecting: the role of intimate male partners in the life of women who inject drugs in Central Java, Indonesia”. Culture, Health & Sexuality, vol. 14 (5): 491-503.

Community Publications

Gibbings, S., Lazuardi, E., and K. Marsanto. 2015. “Politics from Below”. Inside Indonesia, 119: January-March.

Research presentations

Lazuardi, E., Subronto, Y., and I. Praptorahardjo. 2015. “’We are the front guard of this program’: Qualitative Study on the Meaning of Outreach Work in HIV Prevention Program in Indonesia” – Presented in 26th Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference for the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Brisbane, 16th-18th September 2015.

Lazuardi, E. 2012. “The Construction of Ideal Woman in Indonesian Women-made Films” – Presented for The Asian Conference on Film and Documentary 2012 held by International Academic Forum (IAFOR), in Osaka, Japan, 4th November 2012.

Lazuardi, E., Worth, H., Spooner C, Saktiawati A.M.I., Subronto Y.W, Padmawati R.S. 2011. “Gender-related Issue and HIV Risk Behaviours among Women Who Inject Drugs in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia” – Presented as poster for the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific, in Busan, South Korea, 27th August 2011.

Lazuardi, E., Worth, H., Spooner C, Saktiawati A.M.I., Subronto Y.W, Padmawati R.S. 2011. “Drug Use-Related HIV Risk and the Male-Dominated Social Network of Women Who Inject Drugs in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia” – Presented as poster for the 10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific, in Busan, South Korea, 27th August 2011.

Lazuardi E., Worth, H., Spooner, C., Saktiawati A.M.I., Subronto, Y.W., Padmawati, R.S. “Female IDU and the role of male partner and friend in central Java, Indonesia” – Presented in 22nd Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference for the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, Sydney, 20th-22nd October 2010.