Keynote Speakers

Nila. F. Moeloek

Professor Nila. F. Moeloek

Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia

Topic : The role of psychologist in community health services in Indonesia

Nila Djuwita Farid Moeloek is Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia since 27 October 2014. She actively participates as a speaker, resource person or moderator in a wide range of scientific meetings and workshops. She has also authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers and five scientific books. Dr Moeloek also leads a number of high-profile organisations in Indonesia. Foremost among these are her positions as General Chairperson of the Indonesian Dharma Wanita (the largest women’s organisation in Indonesia whose members are comprised of the women and wives of civil servants throughout Indonesia), General Chairperson of the Indonesian Ophthalmologist Association, General Chairperson of the Indonesian Cancer Foundation, and Chairperson of Medical Research of Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia.

Dr Moeloek earned her medical degree in opthamology from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia. After earning her position as a specialist consultant in ophthalmology in 1998, she devoted herself to pursuing her PhD in ophthalmology, and earned a cum laude degree in 2003. In 2007 she earned her full professorship at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia.

Sathasivian Cooper

Dr. Sathasivian Cooper

Vice President of the International Social Science Council and President of the International Union of Psychological Science

Topic : The role of psychological organization at the local, regional and global levels in responding to human and social problems in psychological century

Sathasivian Cooper is a clinical psychologist in South Africa. He plays numerous public roles, including Vice President of the International Social Science Council (October 2013- present) and President of the International Union of Psychological Science (July 2012- present). Cooper completed his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of South Africa and his PhD at Boston University (1989). He received many awards, among others: ‘Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of International Psychology’ award (2014) from the American Psychological Association and Violence Prevention Award from Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Centre.

R. Urip Purwono, PhD

Psychometrician/Measurement Specialist, Center for Psychometric Studies Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia

Topic : Test and The Profession : Revitalizing Psychological Testing

Urip Purwono is a senior lecturer and psychometrician at the Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. He received his Ph.D. (psychology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA specializing in psychometrics, M.S. (Education) from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, M.Sc. (Psychology) from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, and Drs. (Clinical) in Psychology from Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia. He joined Universitas Padjadjaran in 1985, founded and headed the Center of Psychometric Study, Assessment, and Evaluation.

His teaching assignments includes undergraduate and graduate level courses in the area of quantitative research methodology, psychological assessment, test theories, and test construction. Urip Purwono is the author of many psychological tests used in Indonesia namely Test of Learning Ability, Comprehensive Cognitive Ability Test, General Cognitive Ability Test, and Multi Factor Personality Inventory. Currently involved in the development of CHC Based Intelligence Test in Indonesia, his research interest includes test theory, test construction, test adaptation, and structural equation modeling.

Doran French, PhD  Purdue University - West Lafayette, United States.

Doran French, PhD

Purdue University – West Lafayette, United States

Topic : Social and emotional development of children and adolescents in four countries: China, Thailand, Korea and Indonesia

Dr. French’s research focuses on social and emotional development of children and adolescent. He has conducted research on peer relationships, friendships, conflict, psychopathology, and adjustment (e.g., delinquency, substance use, school drop out). Over the past 17 years, he has been increasingly concerned with understanding how children develop within the context of culture. Much of his research has been in Indonesia, and also China, Thailand, and Korea.

His current projects include research involving children in different cultures. He is also interested in studying Islam in Indonesia and exploring how religious involvement is associated with social competence.