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Laksmi Rachmawati

Laksmi Rachmawati


Laksmi Rachmawati started her studies on risk perception in 2012 where she conducted research on volcanic activity (2012), earthquakes/tsunamis (2013) and floods (2014) in Indonesia. In 2015-2017 she was involved as a researcher in HIVE (Health Intervention in Volcanic Eruption), to investigate people’s perception of risk due to volcanic ash exposure and the use of respiratory protection against volcanic ash fall in Indonesia. The three areas where HIVE is performing its studies are: Indonesia, Mexico and Japan.  This research consortium is led by Dr Claire Horwell from Durham University.


Department of Earth Sciences

PhD Project

Developing best practice to protect children from air pollution in Indonesia

Under the GCRF studentship, Laksmi will explore the carers’ perception of risk resulting from urban air pollution and haze and research how to use protection for the children. The supervisors for the project are Dr Claire Horwell (Earth Science Department), Dr Judith Covey (Psychology Department) and Prof  Sarah Atkinson (Geography Department)

In Indonesia, Laksmi will work with the DAC nation partner The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2K LIPI), Research Centre for Population, where she has been employed for almost 20 years. She hopes to return to LIPI’s employment post-degree, with added responsibilities.



Supervisory Team

Dr Claire Horwell (Earth Science Department)

Dr Judith Covey (Psychology Department)

Prof  Sarah Atkinson (Geography Department)

Dr Herry Yogaswara (The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI))

Richard Wecker UNICEF


Covey, J., Horwell, C. J., Rachmawati, L., Ogawa, R., Martin-del Pozzo, A. L., Armienta, M. A., Nugroho,F., Dominelli, L. (2019). FACTORS MOTIVATING THE USE OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AGAINST VOLCANIC ASHFALL: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITIES IN JAPAN, INDONESIA AND MEXICO. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101066.

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