Anita Herlina

Anita Herlina


  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


Personal profile


I am a PhD student at the Graduate Research School of The University of Western Australia. I have 20 years of extensive experience in the Indonesian immigration system and policy since I work as a Lecturer and immigration officer in Indonesia. I finished my Master of Arts (International Relations) from Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, in 2019. I researched irregular migration for my Master's thesis, particularly about The Significance of The Bali Process in Fostering Awareness of Irregular Migration in the Asia Pacific Region. My research interest is in political migration studies such as Indonesia-Australia immigration cooperation, Indonesia's migrant workers, refugees, and transnational crimes, particularly regarding how immigration policy affects human security. Currently, my research explores Indonesian Immigration Policy and Non-Traditional Security Threats such as irregular migration, human trafficking, people smuggling, infectious disease, and climate change from international relations and geography perspective. 

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science and International Relations

1 May 202330 Apr 2027

Award Date: 1 May 2023

Industry keywords

  • Government
  • Law

Research expertise keywords

  • Migration and development