Indra Yohanes Kiling finished his bachelor degree in Psychology at Satya Wacana Christian University, and his master degree in Clinical Psychology at Gadjah Mada University where he sets the record as the fastest graduate to have completed the program.
He is a founder and director of a small research community in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. He also contribute as an associate research fellow at Institute of Resource Governance and Social Change (IRGSC), an Indonesian think-tank based in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.
Previously, he has worked as a lecturer in a public university and also was a social worker in an International NGO, both located at East Nusa Tenggara. He aspires to become an expert scientist-practitioner in the field of community-child psychology, especially related to child protection, disability, child participation and early childhood development issues.
He has published and produced more than 40 academic manuscripts in various national journals, national-accredited journals, national conferences, and international conferences. He also has published more than 20 op-eds and mass media articles in various regional newspapers and electronic mass media. He also has become speaker and facilitator in more than 30 public lectures, workshops, seminars and trainings.
He is a current candidate in the PhD degree at School of Psychology, The University of Adelaide. Indra’s research aims to develop a best-practice model framework to support the development of young children with disabilities in West Timor, Indonesia. His study is fully supported by a scholarship from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan/LPDP).”